Honors Program in Social Science

What is it?

Through a series of seminars and carefully-supervised research projects in an area of personal interest, students explore how the social sciences share some intellectual heritage and how they can come together to address problems confronting the contemporary world. In particular, participants will examine the perspectives of psychology, sociology, political science and anthropology on matters including family, work life, the legal system, religion, hatred, aggression, poverty, international conflict, and other topics. Most courses are taught by a team of two or three enthusiastic social scientist.

Who should apply?

Open to students from any concentration, the track is expected to draw primarily from sociology, psychology, political science, and anthropology majors. GPA must be at least 3.0

What's in it for me?


Students in the track can expect a unique learning opportunity led by interdisciplinary teams of accomplished social scientist who are committed to their role as teachers. Students will read and discuss some of the finest thinkers in human history and learn how to conduct meaningful social science research. We hope that many students in this track will be able to present their findings at scholarly conferences and, even to publish their work.

The social Social Science Honors Track is particularly appropriate for students who want to strengthen their applications to law school or graduate school in psychology, sociology, political science, anthropology, and associated fields.

Can I handle this along with everything else I'm doing?

We are committed to helping you succeed. Track courses can count toward the fulfillment of GE requirements. We encourage you to give it a try.

How do I apply?

As soon as you develop an interest in the program, contact the Honors Office at (973) 720-3657 for an application.

View Program Requirements & Courses

For additional Information, please contact the Honors Office at (973) 720-3657 or the Track Coordinator, Dr. Neil Kressel at (973) 720-3389, kresseln@wpunj.edu