At William Paterson University, Honors College students are given unique learning opportunities. We expect that Honors College students will work closely and collaboratively in multiple settings with exceptionally dedicated and talented peers and mentors.
They will appreciate and learn meaningfully about the global and historical backgrounds and current circumstances of diverse groups of people, recognizing the interconnected nature of today’s world.
They will demonstrate an acceptance of ambiguity and a willingness to explore and think critically about multiple perspectives.
They will evince a strong intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning. Honors College students will give presentations of their research with peers and mentors at events on campus and at regional or national conferences.
They will lead and develop campus and community activities.
The end of the program is the beginning of an enriched, accomplished and compassionate life.
Student Learning Outcomes:
After completion of the WPU Honors College program, students will be able to…
Exhibit rigorous written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of and abilities in research and/or creative processes evidenced by completion of a substantial independent thesis project.
Recognize the ethical significance of global, national, civic and personal issues, using ethical standards as evidenced by participation in community, civic or global service.
Students graduate from the University Honors College when they complete the following requirements:
Complete an honors section of the Pioneer Success Seminar
Complete four (4) honors sections of the University Core Curriculum