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  • Eligibility and Requirements


    Students eligible for taking courses in the Honors School are those who satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

    1. are admitted to the University with a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT score of 1290, with a score on either component no lower than 570, or
    2. have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 after taking 12 credits at Monmouth University, or
    3. transfer to Monmouth University with at least 30 credits in an acceptable program and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in all previous college-level work.


    All students in the Honors School must complete the requirements of their major, and they need to maintain a GPA of 3.3. In addition, to graduate from the Honors School and have the diploma so noted, a student must successfully complete 25 credits as follows:

    1. Completion of 12 credits at the lower (freshmen/sophomore) level. These can be fulfilled by taking Honors sections of General Education courses, including: Freshmen English, Western Civilization, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology or, for students in the School of Science, by taking Honors sections of freshmen math and science requirements in the major, or a combination of the two.
    2. Completion of 13 credits at the upper level. These may be fulfilled by taking courses in the major offered for Honors credit, taking “contract” courses in the major (regular courses for “H” credit by contract with the professor). Required courses include the Honors Thesis Proposal and Honors Thesis.