The senior honors thesis is the capstone experience for students in the University Honors Program. The thesis should demonstrate honors students’ ability to achieve excellence in their majors and develop a project that creates a deeper understanding of knowledge relevant to their disciplines.Read more
The Honors Academy has priority deadlines of November 1 and December 1 and a regular deadline of January 31. The University Honors Program and Global Scholars (Metro Campus) have rolling admissions from mid-December into the summer.
Fairleigh Dickinson University provides high-achieving students with academic opportunities and special programming through Honors Academy and University Honors programs.
Students in the FDU Honors Academy join an exclusive cohort of motivated students from a wide variety of disciplines. Together, you will work closely to explore and address common problems and critical global issues such as sustainability, human rights, and the impact of technology on modern life.
The University Honors Program offers gifted and motivated students the opportunity to pursue a course of college study that combines a broad liberal education with intensive, guided study in a particular major field of interest. The Honors Program encourages experiential learning outside of the classroom.
Global Scholars students complete an organized and integrated course of study that combines intensive academic multi-disciplinary learning environments with a cross-spectrum of cultural living experiences on and off campus. This program is only on the Metropolitan Campus.
Typical profile of incoming honors students in fall 2020:
Program benefits at a glance
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In order to be eligible for each program, incoming freshman must meet the minimum academic requirements and must submit the application to be offered a virtual interview with the Honors Team and Community. More details will be listed on the FDU Honors Application. The University Honors Program and Global Scholars (Metro Campus) have rolling admissions from mid-December into the summer. For the Honors Academy, the Priority Deadline is December 1. The Regular Deadline is January 1. If any spots remain after that, Academy applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
University Honors Program and Global Scholars (Metro Campus) have opportunities for transfer students and current FDU students to join after their first year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, but do not use the application form linked here. Honors Academy admission is only available for incoming first year students.
How to apply
You can apply for the either University Honors Program and Honors Academy on the Florham campus, or the University Honors Program, Honors Academy, or Global Scholars on the Metropolitan Campus. Please note this application is for the incoming class of 2021 Freshman only, current FDU students should email email@example.com to express interest.
The University Honors Program and Global Scholars (Metro Campus) have rolling admissions from mid-December through summer.
For the Honors Academy, the Priority Deadline is December 1. The Regular Deadline is January 1. If any spots remain after that, Academy applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Dr. April Patrick
University Director of Honors
973-443-8744 / 201-692-2407
Assistant Director of Honors
285 Madison Ave., M-MS3-03
Madison, NJ 07940
1000 River Road, T-RH2-07
Teaneck, NJ 07666