Honors College

Honors College - Finding your Greatest Strength

The University Honors College at William Paterson University offers academically motivated students the space to explore new ideas and engage in intellectual and creative collaborations with experienced and dedicated members of the faculty. It offers a rigorous curriculum with a challenging array of courses, seminars, and co-curricular activities. The University Honors College provides a comprehensive educational experience that brings together the academic, residential, social, and cultural experiences of its students. It is open to students in all colleges and majors. The Honors College is committed to creating a community of students of different backgrounds to encourage diverse perspectives and critical thinking, while maintaining a respectful and collaborative environment. More than five hundred students are currently enrolled in the Honors College.

The Benefits of Participating in the University Honors College

  • Honors College scholarships
  • Honors cluster of linked courses taught by honors faculty during 1st semester
  • Priority registration privileges
  • Opportunity to live in an honors learning community in High Mountain East during 1st year
  • Development of a final thesis or project with a faculty mentor
  • Opportunities to travel to conferences to present thesis or project research
  • Opportunities to take courses with embedded travel experiences
  • Recognition as a graduate of the University Honors College at convocation and commencement ceremonies, as well as on the diploma and transcript

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