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 University Honors Program cultivates the minds of inquisitive students who want to make the most out of their college experience. It offers talented students membership in a dynamic community and unique opportunities on campus and around the world.”
Fairleigh Dickinson University provides high-achieving students with academic opportunities and special programming through Honors Academy and University Honors programs.
FDU Honors Academy
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 2019:
Program benefits at a glance
|Interdisciplinary seminar curriculum||✔|
|Regional honors conference||✔||✔|
|Senior thesis or capstone in major||✔||✔|
|Option for specialized housing||✔||✔||✔|
|International travel opportunities||✔||✔||✔|
|Experiences in NYC metro area||✔||✔||✔|
In order to be eligible for each program, incoming freshmen must meet the minimum GPA and either the minimum SAT or ACT score and must submit the application and any other items listed below. Please note that evidence of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) are required and must be submitted for all honors applications. More details are listed on the FDU Honors Application.
|Honors Academy||Honors Program||Global Scholars, Metro Campus|
|High School GPA||3.75||3.25||Cumulative HS GPA x 200 +
Combined SAT Score
= 1,900 or greater
All programs have opportunities for transfer students and current FDU students to join after their freshman year. Please contact the specific program for more details.
How to apply
You can apply for one or both programs in honors on either of the New Jersey campuses.
Be sure to follow up on the online application process by emailing copies of your test scores to email@example.com.
Also, if you’re applying to the Honors Academy, be sure to request that your teacher send a letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information
|Honors Academy: email@example.com||Florham Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org||Metro Campus: email@example.com|
285 Madison Ave, M-MS3-03, Madison, NJ 07940
1000 River Road, T-RH2-07, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Dr. April Patrick
University Director of Honors
Dr. M. Patricia Warunek
Metro Campus Director, University Honors Program