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Honors Opportunities

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences students graduate with an honors designation on the basis of final cumulative grade-point average. Additionally, high-achieving School of Environmental and Biological Sciences students may participate in a variety of rigorous and prestigious honors programs:

General Honors Program

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program admits select high school seniors based on their academic record and test scores. The academic program consists of Honors courses, seminars, and research opportunities throughout the four years, typically culminating in a George H. Cook Scholars project in the senior year. Read more about the SEBS General Honors Program

George H. Cook Scholars Program

The George H. Cook Scholars Program is a senior honors thesis program completed under the direction of a faculty advisor. Students apply to the Program in the second semester of their junior year and complete their projects, including a public defense of the thesis, during the second semester of their senior year. Upon thesis completion and acceptance, the student graduates with honors as a George H. Cook Scholar. Read more about the George H. Cook Scholars Program

Rutgers Honors College

The Rutgers Honors College offers invitation to a select group of top students admitted to the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences from high school each year. The Honors College is a residential college comprised of students from all Rutgers–New Brunswick school. First-year students in the Honors College live in the Honors College residence on the College Avenue campus. The academic program includes disciplinary and interdisciplinary honors seminars, programmatic and service activities, and a culminating academic experience through senior capstone work. Read more about the Rutgers Honors College