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“Honors is more than just a set of classes, it’s an experience.”

Sean Marotta

Philosophy Major, TCNJ Honors Class of 2007
Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells Law Firm, Washington, DC

The TCNJ Honors Program was founded in 1978 to offer high-achieving students an enhanced educational experience within the College.  It is overseen by the Honors Program Council, which is made up of faculty, staff, and students from all across campus, and the Honor Program Coordinator.  It is a College-wide program that is not associated with any single department or school.

The Honors Program supports a select group of student and faculty scholars within the larger TCNJ community, by providing a 3-pillared framework of course and extracurricular opportunities for those who seek to think deeply, break barriers, and to make a purposeful difference in their lives.

The Program enhances cross-cultural and disciplinary thinking through a unique group of course offerings, non-honors course enhancements, honors projects, and through courses that team-taught by a pair of faculty members from different disciplines.

Graduates of the program receive special recognition on their official transcript. Completion of the Honors Program is a mark of distinction that is valued by professional schools and graduate schools, as well as by prospective employers.