Each SAS Honors student must take:
- A minimum of one Honors Colloquium, preferably in the student’s first year as a member of the SAS Honors Program.
- A second Honors Colloquium or an alternative chosen from the following:
- Serving as a Peer Instructor for a FIGS course
- Taking a Byrne Seminar (First-year students only)
- Taking an Honors section of an SAS Signature Course (when offered)
- Studying abroad on a program for which a student receives Rutgers credit
The changes come in response to a changing university. A few years ago, FIGS teaching, Byrne Seminars, SAS Signature Courses, and expanded Study Abroad experiences were not available to Rutgers students. Now that these opportunities are well established, we believe our students should be able to take advantage of them as part of their SAS Honors Program requirements, as each in its way also fulfills our Honors Colloquium mission of engaging with interdisciplinary ideas and building a scholarly community.
Many students will immediately ask the question: What if I’ve already taken a Byrne Seminar, taught a FIGS, or had an appropriate Signature Course or Study Abroad experience? The answer is that this alternative possibility will be retroactively credited. For example, if you’ve already taken one Colloquium and one Byrne Seminar, then your Honors Colloquium requirement is now completed.
Many students will also ask: May I use an honors section of an SAS Signature Course to count for both the second Honors Colloquium requirement and one of the four Honors Courses requirement. The answer is No, SASHP Requirements cannot overlap.
Note: If you are not sure, check with your SAS Honors advising dean for details.