Honors courses (designated HON) are taught by some of NJCU’s best faculty, from a wide range of departments across four colleges/schools. Many of the courses are connected to each other in learning communities, ensuring an educational experience that recognizes the complex and interrelated way knowledge is produced and consumed in the contemporary world. Many Honors courses are enrolled in a cohort model. This builds community among students, as each incoming cohort of students takes many classes together with their Honors student peers. Honors courses are open only to students in the Honors Program. Examples of past Honors courses include:
The Honors experience is holistic, engaging students academically, socially, and professionally. The Honors Core Curriculum is central to that experience. The Honors Core substitutes for NJCU's General Education, so Honors students do not take General Education but instead take the Honors Core. Given this detail, the Honors Core has breadth, depth, and offers an integrated set of interdisciplinary courses, combining methodologies and topics from various disciplines.
The Honors Core is 32 credits distributed over four years, scheduled as follows: