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What is the Honors Program at Stockton University?

Stockton Honors is an academic program that combines challenging courses with service to foster a warm, supportive intellectual community. Honors students can choose any course of study from Stockton's major, minor, and certificate programs, while exploring opportunities from South Jersey to South Africa and all points in between.What unites us is a commitment to academic excellence, to making the world a better place, and to working creatively to achieve our goals.

 

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Admission to the Honors Program is competitive. Applicants must submit a separate application and letter of recommendation directly to the Honors Program office. Preference is given to those students who demonstrate clear intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to take an active role in their education and the College community. To remain in the program, students must continue to make academic progress, fulfill their service learning requirement, and maintain a 3.3 GPA. For application materials for the 2017-2018 academic year, please see the links on the left for Freshman or Transfer Honors Admissions Resources. 

Please note that the Honors Program only admits incoming students. Students who have already matriculated at Stockton are not eligible to apply to the Honors Program. 

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Required Honors Courses for Incoming Freshmen

GEN 1033 - Honors Freshman Seminar:  The Life of the Mind
GAH 2309 - Honors: Inventing the Past OR GAH 2274 - Honors: Literature and Society
GNM 2242 - Honors: Ways of Knowing OR GNM 2251 - Honors: Designing Graphs, Seeing Numbers
GSS 2368 - Honors: The Global Community
GIS 4635 -  Honors: Ethics and Contemporary Life

Education takes place outside the classroom as well as during course modules. With the Experiential Learning Requirement, Honors students can take their passion and commitment to the wider global, national, and local community. A range of courses can be used to fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement, tailored to each student's major and interests. Some programs that apply are service learning courses, internships, upper-level research, clinicals, student teaching, and performance courses. Off-campus programs, such as study abroad or the Washington Internhip, can also be applied to the Experiential Learning component. 

More on the Experiential Learning requirement.

For students entering Stockton as sophomores:

  • Transfer Honors Seminar (GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well Being or GIS 4602, Honors: Sex, Power, and Conflict), during the first semester at Stockton
  • Two additional 4-credit Honors courses. 
  • One Experiential Learning course (a range of courses may apply)

For students entering Stockton as juniors:

  • Transfer Honors Seminar (GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well Being or GIS 4602, Honors: Sex, Power, and Conflict), during the first semester at Stockton
  • One additional 4-credit Honors course. 
  • One Experiential Learning course (a range of courses may apply)

For more information, please visit Transfer Honors Admissions Resources.

Honors Awards

Towards the end of their first year in the Honors Program, students may apply for the First Year Excellence award. To be eligible, they must:

  • earn a 3.5 GPA at the end of their first semester

  • have taken, or be registered for, two of the required Honors classes 

  • attend the Honors Awards Ceremony

Honors Awards

Prior to graduation, Honors students may apply for Certificate of Distinction in Honors, which will appear on their college transcript. To be eligible, they must:

  • earn a GPA of 3.5 in Honors courses

  • complete all of the required Honors courses

  • complete a creative, research, or internship project in their major, and present it to the Stockton community