The Berkeley College Honors Program
The Berkeley College Honors Program offers a highly selective, interdisciplinary, and seminar-based educational opportunity to a limited number of high-achieving entering first-year students and a limited number of high-achieving full-time or part-time Bachelor's degree-seeking students in the fall quarter of every academic year.
The Honors Program is a theme-based academic program of study designed to give students the opportunity to perform at a higher intellectual level than what is customarily demanded in coursework. The current theme is "Rediscovering New York City." Students complete 16 credits of liberal arts or free electives to meet program requirements.
Honors seminars are conducted by senior faculty teams chosen for their subject expertise, their ability to engage students in sustained discussions, and their use of innovative teaching methods and technology.
Honors learning communities participate in online seminars or meet in person on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:00 pm at the New York City and Woodland Park locations. Honors students also are involved in field trips, plenary sessions, co-curricular activities, and special events. All Honors students must complete a minimum of five hours of community service.
Benefits of participating:
- Free academic program that fits within your Bachelor’s degree credits (liberal arts/free electives)
- Distinctive academic recognition as an "Honors Scholar" on diploma and transcript
- Involvement in a learning community with other high-achieving students across the system
- Limited enrollment facilitates active participation and close relationships with peers and faculty
- Preparation for higher-level learning and challenges
- Featured articles on honors students in The Honorable Mention, a quarterly newsletter
- Serve the Berkeley College locations and community as a student leader and academic role model
- Present an Honors thesis or position paper or poster to the Berkeley community
- Recognition at Honors Scholars Graduate Reception upon program conclusion
- Earn an Honors Program cord to be worn at graduation
Byron K. Hargrove, Ph.D.
Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
536 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973-642-3888 ext. 1440