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About the Honors Program

The College of New Jersey Honors Program provides challenging and stimulating opportunities to highly talented students who seek to enhance their educational experience at TCNJ. TCNJ College Honors is not a departmental program. It is a smaller community of like-minded scholars that serves students in all majors in all schools of the college.

Students complete the requirements of the Honors Program by creating an individualized curriculum that includes a wide range of courses options. Because these courses satisfy liberal learning, major, or minor requirements, completion of the Honors Program does not require students to take additional courses, only different ones. Classes are even smaller than typical TCNJ courses, and many of the courses are only available to Honors students.

Featured Events


  • October 15, 2018

    Date and Time: Friday, October 19, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm Location: Gitenstein Library Auditorium This event is sponsored by The TCNJ Honors program and The School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The aim of this panel discussion by combat veterans is to balance the fantasy of war (as depicted in movies and TV) with the reality of war....

  • September 17, 2018

    Date and Time: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7 pm Location: Gitenstein Library Auditorium The TCNJ Honors program will present High Noon.  Refreshments will be served. High Noon (1952) is possibly the all-time best Western film ever made - produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Fred Zinnemann (who also directed From Here to Eternity (1953) and A...

  • September 17, 2018

    Date and Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7 pm Location: Gitenstein Library Auditorium The TCNJ Honors program will present Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Refreshments will be served.   Props will also be available for those who want to take a more active role in this zany cult classic.

  • September 17, 2018

    Two information sessions for how to submit an Honors by Contract (HBC) will be held on Wednesday September 5th at 9 am and 5 pm, in Forcina 226.  Note that attendance is mandatory if you plan to submit an HBC for F18.

  • April 9, 2018

    Information sessions for this Honors Study Abroad Opportunity are on April 11 (11:30 am-noon) and 17 (12:30-1 pm), in Bliss Hall Room 153.

  • April 1, 2018

    Date and Time: Tuesday, April 10 8:00 to 11:00 PM Location: Traditions at the Brower Student Center Join CUB Alt for another Student Soloist Night in Traditions on Tuesday, April 10th, from 8-11 pm! Featuring: Ethan Crasto Chris Moncada TBD (FYI Ethan and Chris are members of the TCNJ Honors program...) This event starts at 8 pm and is free for TCNJ...

  • March 30, 2018

    Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ) is the nation’s oldest academic honor society and has more than 500,000 members.  ΦΒΚ stands for Φιλοσοφία Βίου Κυβερνήτης (Philosophia Biou Kybernētēs), which means "Love of wisdom is the guide of life" or "Philosophy is the governor of one's life." Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and...

  • March 30, 2018

    Congratulations to Kristen Vogt (Honors Class of 2019) for receiving honorable mention for the this year's Goldwater Scholar awards. Goldwater Scholars are chosen as a result of a highly selective national competition which honors exceptional undergraduate students who plan to pursue graduate degrees in the STEM fields and careers in research. The Goldwater is a prestigious award, and the acknowledgment...

  • March 30, 2018

    When: April 5, 2018 Where: Arm and Hammer Stadium, Trenton Description: Honors students– come joins us for the first baseball game of the season between the Trenton Thunder and the Virginia Flying Squirrels. Tickets, transportation and food provided.  Those interested in attending should complete the following Baseball Outing Form.

  • March 29, 2018

    The initial Fall 2018 registration period for undergraduate and graduate students will begin on April 3, 2018 and run through April 13, 2018.

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