Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars

Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars are offered as joint initiatives between the Honors College and the Honors Program at the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), which also includes students from Rutgers Business School, and the Honors Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS).

Regardless of your school of enrollment, you must take at least one Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar within the first four semesters; with special permission, you may extend this requirement to the second semester of your junior year.

These seminars provide students an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member and think about complex problems and issues across disciplinary boundaries or outside of traditional disciplinary trajectories.

Interdisciplinary Seminars have an enrollment of no more than 17 students. Some may add an up to an additional three students for a total of 20 owing to popularity and enrollment demands.

All seminars involve critical writing, reading, discussion (the Socratic method), and independent work. They often include research and fieldwork opportunities to extend your skills. Some classes may also include travel-study programs (museums, historic sites, research centers, businesses, government agencies, etc.) or guest expert appearances. 

Most Interdisciplinary Seminars offered through SAS can be used to meet one of the SAS, SEBS, and Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate–New Brunswick core requirements for Writing and Communication (code WCd).

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Spring 2024

Fall 2023