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Program Goals

The Honors Program strives to:

  • Challenge talented and motivated students to reach beyond the scope of traditional TCNJ curricula,
  • Provide small and challenging classes, that focus on the in-depth study of unique topics that cross disciplinary boundaries,
  • Provide a framework of course options that allows students to be active stakeholders in their scholarship,
  • Encourage students to look at issues beyond the lens of their major and their cultural background, from a wide variety of angles and perspectives,
  • Encourage faculty to work with faculty from other discipline, to create courses that explore exciting new topics and theories, and to experiment with new pedagogies,
  • Facilitate strong learning relationships between Honors students and TCNJ Honors faculty,
  • Provide support, resources, and programming that nurtures a community of like-minded scholars,
  • Create a model of academic excellence and innovation for students and faculty across the college,
  • Prepare students for graduate and professional schools, and leadership roles, and
  • Help students earn competitive fellowships and recognition for their academic accomplishments and service to the TCNJ community.