The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration
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  • Small Classes taught by expert faculty.
  • Pedagogy based on student and faculty interaction, discussion and class participation using materials beyond standard text materials and lectures.
  • Paid research assistantships: Honors students who have completed 57 credit hours and 4 Honors courses can apply for paid research assistantships that focus on research topics of their choice.
  • Funding to attend academic and professional conferences.
  • Faculty Lecture Series, guest speakers, social events: The Honors Student Organization sponsors a variety of events throughout the year.
  • Honors Study Lounge, Computer Lab, and Meeting Room: The Whitney Center houses our "Honors only" student lounge, computer lab, and student meeting room.
  • Extracurricular activities through which students explore the world around them, expand their world views and prepare to become effective community leaders.
  • Partial funding to support to study abroad; course credit for study abroad.
  • Campus cluster housing: Entering Honors students can opt for Honors cluster housing; upperclass students are guaranteed housing in the new Whitney Center apartments
  • Extended Library borrowing privileges: Honors students can borrow books from the library for an extended period of six weeks.
  • Priority Registration: Honors students get priority registration.
  • Graduates : Students who complete the Honors Concentration will receive special recognition upon graduation, and the Honors Concentration completion is included on their transcripts and diplomas.


Research Assistantships: Applications are emailed once each semester. Application requires coordination with and a recommendation from the professor who will oversee the project.

Internships: To receive Honors course equivalence students must follow the procedures in this application.

Independent Study: From time to time students may wish to pursue study on campus in a course not currently offered. For example, a student will be studying abroad in Russia in the future and needs an elementary Russian class. It isn't being taught, but one of our faculty used to teach it. The student, that faculty member, and Honors Coordinator work together to develop an Honors Russian syllabus. Such a class requires substantial lead time.

Study Abroad: There are literally hundreds of reasons why Honors students should take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Experiencing life in other countries and cultures, developing foreign language skills, broadening your worldview, and making lifelong friends while earning college credit are just some of them. Many students use Study Abroad to prepare for graduate school and future employment. Most importantly, the experience will be one that you will remember and value for the rest of your life. Additionally, Rowan University Honors Students receive funding support to study abroad!

Students should visit the International Center and choose a course of study before applying for Honors approval using this application form.