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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."
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
Required Honors Courses for Transfer Students
For students entering Stockton as sophomores:
For students entering Stockton as juniors:
For more information, please visit Transfer Honors Admissions Resources.
Experiential Learning Requirement
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 students' 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.
"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."
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:
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:
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."
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 2016, B114
Contact the Honors Program:
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.
"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! "