Advising

All members of the SAS Honors Program are assigned a Honors Dean from the SAS Honors Program staff who is as an available resource and guide for students from matriculation to graduation. They work in concert with faculty, academic departments, and other staff and Deans, who make up the campus community, to support students through a holistic approach.

As the Honors student's primary point of contact, the Honors Dean is available to discuss course selection, major selection, graduate and professional school applications, major scholarship applications, internships, co-curricular opportunities, and much more! Students are encouraged to contact their Honors Dean to schedule an appointment or stop in during designated drop in hours to discuss their academic plans.

Below are recommendations from the Honors Program based on class year.  Students are always encouraged to meet with their Honors Dean to discuss their individualized academic and career plans.  

Things to think about as a…
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      First-Years & Sophomores

  • SAS Honors Program Requirements
    • Be mindful of the SAS Honors Academic Progress Policy.
      • All honors students must earn a minimum 3.25 semester GPA during their first year and a 3.5 semester GPA every semester thereafter.
      • We highly recommend that you take a Byrne Seminar in your first-year.  These wonderful, small 1-credit courses are only available your first-year, and it fulfills your 2nd Honors Colloquium.
      • The Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement is more than a requirement; it prepares you as a member of an increasingly globalized society.  Check out all four options; there is something for everyone!
      • It's never too early to begin thinking about your senior capstone! Create a folder with potential research ideas and epiphanies that come up as you take classes and engage with faculty.
  • Academics
    • Students typically officially declare a major by second semester of their sophomore year. 
      • Undecided? Explore! This is your time to check out courses towards potential majors & minors
      • Decided? It is important to meet with the advisor in your major department and get involved in the life of your academic department.
      • RU wondering what students with your major might do post-Rutgers?  Check out "What Can I Do With This Major" from University Career Services.
    • Consider taking a SAS Signature Course! They are both great courses and may fulfill multiple core requirements.
    • If you are on the pre-health track, immediately connect with the Health Professions Office (HPO) for pre-health advising.
    • If you are on the pre-law track, connect with the Pre-Law Office for pre-law advising.
    • And visit University Career Services to learn ways to be a stronger applicant.
    • The Rutgers Learning Center offers group tutoring in many introductory and advanced level courses, but also offers free academic coaching to help with time management and test anxiety.
    • There is a range of national fellowships to consider applying to, as early as your first-year.  
    • Merit based scholarships are also available through the SAS Scholarship Office.  
    • Bookmark these valuable websites:
      • Academic Calendar has important information about academic deadlines, including the add/drop and withdrawal deadlines, holiday closings, and change of class day designations.
      • Academic Departments has links to every SAS academic department and pertinent advising information related to their major(s).
      • Degree Navigator helps students stay on track with their SAS core, major, and minor (if applicable) requirements.
      • Majors & Minors lists every available SAS major and minor and which majors are considered credit intensive.
      • SAS Core Curriculum lists all the available SAS core courses organized by academic department.
      • SAS Forms are all online.
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      Juniors & Seniors