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Mission Statement

The Ramapo College Honors Program is a community of faculty and students dedicated to intellectual, creative, and moral engagement. Honors students seek excellence through continual guidance and a distinctive curriculum of critical thinking, intercultural and international understanding, experiential learning, service, and interdisciplinary studies. The end of the program is the beginning of an enriched and accomplished life.

Ramapo College of New Jersey invites incoming first year students, transfers and continuing Ramapo students to consider admission into the College Honors Program curriculum. Completion of the program includes four courses which may be taken in a four-year or two-year sequence, a project related to the student’s major and co-curricular civic engagement. Students will also become part of an intentional learning community designed to ignite the imagination of all students at the College so that all our students become engaged in their own learning.

In the College Honors Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey, intellectual development is inseparable from one’s own growth and development as a whole human being. Students work with faculty mentors who monitor their progress as engaged learners and as contributing members of the college, the wider community and society.

Good academic standing is a consequence of the engaged values of a College Honors student, not the primary goal. Self-motivated intellectual independence from extrinsic rewards is the distinctive disposition of a College Honors student. Intellectual strengths are essential to academic engagement but intellectual strengths, by themselves, are not adequate to define the attitude of academic engagement. Consider the College Honors Program:

  • If you long for the personal experience of fulfillment that comes from encountering new ideas in dialogue with others
  • If you approach your scholarly research in a deeply personal manner
  • If you are seeking to find ways to contribute to society

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

~Mary Oliver

Contacts

CampbellDr. Peter A. Campbell
Director, College Honors Program
Tel.: (201) 684-7110
pcampbel@ramapo.edu

Brittain-ChrisChris Brittain
College Honors Assistant Director
Tel.: (201) 684-7110
cbrittai@ramapo.edu

honors@ramapo.edu

Director’s Message

Welcome! Visit us at the College Honors Suite in A110, A111, and A112. Find details about upcoming events on the Continuing Honors Student Resources and the Faculty Resources Links. If you are a student with interest in the College Honors Program, we will be interviewing qualified applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year from January 15 through May 2015. Interested incoming or continuing students, please see the Applications link on this site for application forms and more information. Applications received on or before April 1st, 2015 will be given priority consideration for candidate interviews. If you are an interested student or faculty member with more specific questions, about the College Honors Program not addressed on our website, contact us directly.
Thank you!