Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Honors College at Rutgers University - Newark.  We hope to provide you with any information that you may need as a future or current student and encourage you to check our site regularly to learn about HC events, see what our students are doing, download forms, or review the curriculum.

Our program is comprised of a richly diverse student population from New Jersey, various parts of the United States, and several counties in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Our program is designed for undergraduate students from various schools and colleges on the Rutgers-Newark campus including: the College of Nursing, Newark College of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers Business School, the School of Criminal Justice, and the School of Public Affairs & Administration.  Our students are a part of a community that embraces academic challenges, strive for excellence inside and outside of the classroom, and that values honesty and integrity.

We do our best to make our students feel like they are a part of a small community within a larger university campus.  We are able to provide our students with greater personalized attention through one-on-one academic and career counseling, opportunities to become involved with faculty research, Honors College student lead groups, and special course offerings specifically designed for Honors College students.  We encourage our students to become a part of the campus community and many of  them have gone on to be elected to executive level positions in student government, hold leadership positions in student organizations, are Resident Assistants in the residence halls, and serve as Ambassadors in the Office of Admissions.  We strive to create a supportive environment where students can grow academically, personally, and professionally.  One of our primary goals is to engage our students in meaningful and fulfilling experiences that will enhance their collegiate experience as they prepare for post baccalaureate studies and their careers.

We invite you to learn more about our program by perusing our website or contacting us to schedule an appointment so that we can answer any questions that you might have about our program and the Newark campus. We look forward to hearing from you!

Brian Phillips Murphy, Ph.D.

Honors College Director and Associate Professor of History