Honors In A Nutshell
The School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program invites exceptional students to take advantage of special opportunities and challenges beyond the traditional curriculum and classroom. The goal of the program is to develop students' critical, analytic, and expressive abilities through working with complex issues, ideas, problems, and information.
In addition to regular coursework, School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program students pursue an enriched curriculum that includes:
- special interdisciplinary honors seminars taught by leading faculty members
- honors sections of regular courses, many of which fulfill school distribution requirements
- discipline-specific honors courses that fulfill major requirements
- Honors Colloquia: 1-credit forums in which students attend lectures, film screenings, art exhibits, and other academic and cultural events on- and off-campus
- a Capstone Project typically completed in the senior year.
The School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program offers extensive personalized advising, a Faculty Mentor Program, a Summer Reading Program, and funding for research. Also available are honors residential options on each campus, a peer mentor program, and a variety of cultural and social activities.
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The School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office oversees the awarding of several hundred scholarship accounts, through the SAS Excellence Award Program. The invitation to apply for an SAS Excellence Award is based on cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year at Rutgers University; the cut-off for the application to apply for awards is 3.700. Eligible students are invited to apply in June for award for the subsequent academic year.
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