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What is the Honors Program at Stockton College?
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.
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 2013-2014 academic year, please go to Honors Admissions Resources.
Required Honors Courses
Required Honors Courses for Transfer Students
Transfer students who enter Stockton as sophomores are required to take three Honors courses, one of which must be at the 3000 level. Transfer students who enter Stockton as juniors are required to take two Honors courses, one of which must be at the 3000 level. They are also required to take GEN 2840, Honors Service Learning.
Transfer students are required to take the Honors Transfer Seminar GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well Being, during their first semester at Stockton.
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 Service Learning Coordinator, 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.
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:
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