Welcome to Honors College!

A message from our new director:


I am delighted to welcome you to the Honors College at Rutgers University - Newark. Since arriving here in September 2016, I have been struck by how many faculty and students are eager to build on the almost two decades of accomplishments of our graduates.

In the coming year, I'll be reaching out to faculty, students, staff, and alumni to discuss what the future looks like for our program. We'll be looking to build an alumni mentoring program, a new portal for students looking for information about our programs and course offerings, and a faculty advisory board to guide me in making our Honors College curriculum one that showcases the best teaching talents and research expertise on our campus in downtown Newark.


If you would like to learn more about our program, apply to join us, or nominate a student for admission, please reach out to our office.




Brian Phillips Murphy, Ph.D.

Director of the Honors College and Associate Professor of History




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