The second component of the Honors College program involves Experience Projects, which students most commonly complete during their junior and senior years. This Honors requirement gives students an incentive to make the most productive use of their course selections and take advantage of the impressive resources available to all students at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Completion of Experience Projects does not require Honors students to complete additional course work beyond what is already required for the bachelor’s degree. Rather, it enables students to use their elective courses thoughtfully and with their postgraduate and professional futures in mind.  

Students have the option of completing two short-term projects (“enhancements”) or a single, more extensive project (a “commitment”) that reflects an especially strong academic or professional interest.   

Academic Enhancements:

    • School of Nursing Clinicals
    • Long or short-term Learning Abroad program, including National Student Exchange
    • Independent Study (3 credits)
    • Arts and Sciences or Business Internship (3 credits; minimum 100 contact hours)
    • Completion of LEAP Academy Jumpstart Program
    • Completion of other approved Service Learning program
    • Rutgers United Nations Summer Study Project
    • Other, including approved student-proposed project

Academic Commitments

    • Honors in the student’s major (Departmental Honors)
    • Completion of a minor program (including Digital Studies Certificate)
    • Completion of a second major
    • Completion of a dual-degree program (for example, B.A./M.A.)
    • Completion of C.P.A. eligibility coursework (minimum 150 credits)
    • General Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis (6 credits)
    • Completion of the Teacher Preparation Program (including Teacher Preparation Practicum and Student Teaching)