Stockton Honors is an academic program that combines challenging courses with service 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.
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Academics, Leadership, Community
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, please see the links on the left for Freshman or Transfer Honors Admissions Resources. .
Students will engage in experiential learning as part of their Honors Program coursework, applying their knowledge and skills to produce concrete products and outcomes that positively impact themselves or others. The work may be informative, creative, or service directly to others.
- Students who enter the Honors Program as Sophomores are required to take 4 Honors courses.
- Students who enter the Honors Program as Juniors are required to take 3 Honors courses.
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:
earn a 3.5 GPA at the end of their first semester
have taken, or be registered for, two of the required Honors classes
- attend the Honors Awards Ceremony
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:
earn a GPA of 3.5 in Honors courses
complete all of the required Honors courses
complete a creative, research, or internship project in their major, and present it to the Stockton community