The Honors Program

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What is the Honors Program at Stockton University?

Stockton Honors is an academic program that combines challenging courses with service learning 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.

"The Honors Program is your family. It is as simple as that! They are who you turn to during good times and bad. The Honors Program will provide you with wonderful memories and great learning experiences. Most importantly, the program will teach you how to make the most of your stay at Stockton by connecting you with many students and professors who are there to help you."
-- Lisa, Business Studies major, current MBA student

Admission to the Honors Program

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 2015-2016 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. 

Required Honors Courses for Incoming Freshmen

GEN 1033:

Honors Freshman Seminar:  The Life of the Mind

GAH 2309: Honors: Inventing the Past
GAH 2274: Honors: Literature and Society
GNM 2242: Honors: Ways of Knowing
GNM 2251: Honors: Designing Graphs, Seeing Numbers
GSS 2368: Honors: The Global Community
GSS 3214: Honors: The Dynamic Brain
GIS 4635: Honors: Ethics and Contemporary Life

Required Honors Courses for Transfer Students

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. 
  • Six semesters of GEN 2840, Honors Service Learning (zero-credit independent study).


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. 
  • Four semesters of GEN 2840, Honors Service Learning (zero-credit independent study.


For more information, please visit Transfer Honors Admissions Resources.

Service Learning Requirement

Honors students have made a commitment to making the world a better place, and the Service Learning Requirement allows them to fulfill that commitment in a variety of ways. Students entering the Honors Program are required to complete GEN 2840, Honors Service Learning. Working in consultation with the Honors Director and the Office of Service Learning, they develop a Service Learning Portfolio tailored to their personal interests, academic and career ambitions, and individual goals. They will ordinarily complete two service projects per semester in order to develop their skills and expertise in civic engagement. 

"The Honors Program has been a great experience that has allowed me to extend my education far beyond the classroom. From participating in service learning projects each semester to working as an editor for the undergraduate research journal, I have grown incredibly as a student, citizen, researcher, and future health professional."
-- Katie, Health Sciences major, current MSOT student

First Year Excellence

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 (not counting GEN 2840)

  • complete the Freshman 15 Blogging Project
  • attend the Honors Awards Ceremony

Certificate of Distinction in Honors

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 the service learning requirement

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

These past four years have taught me so much about myself, which would not have been possible without the Honors family helping me out and being there for me."
-- Brian, Biology major, current DPT student


News and Updates

You can see Jodie Davis' Service Learning Testimonial on the Service Learning website

Please check the Honors Blog for more news and events.

Contact the Honors Director: 

Professor Lisa Rosner, Honors Director 


Office Hours Fall 2015, B114
Wednesdays 11:30 am-2:30 pm or please email for appointment

Contact the Honors Program:

Honors Program
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Phone: 609-626-6094
Fax: 609-626-3533

Lorraine O'Flaherty

Education Program Assistant

Office Hours: M-F, 8 am-1 pm, 2-4pm, CC242

Honors Advisory Committee and Faculty

Please visit our Courses and Faculty page for contact information.

Honors Calendar of Events

"I loved taking the Honors classes. The professors were awesome, the classes were smaller, and I felt like I was being privately tutored. I also loved my service learning assignment at Brandall Estates, an assisted living facility in Linwood, NJ. We taught poetry, and I will never forget how much fun it was getting to know our "students" and their reactions to the poetry we taught. By the way, I learned that Poetry Matters! "
-- Bonnie, LIBA major, manager, Patchington