Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP)
Students are invited to the Rider University Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP) as entering freshmen, or may apply as freshmen or sophomores. Invited students are generally among the 10% of the entering class; students currently enrolled at Rider must have at least a 3.3 GPA at the time of application to the program. In order to graduate as a Baccalaureate Scholar, a student must earn an overall GPA of at least 3.3 as well as a 3.3 GPA in the eight required honors courses, including the Senior Capstone. The Department strongly encourages eligible students to participate in this program. For more information regarding the BHP, please visit the BHP website or contact Dr. Bryan Spiegelberg ([email protected]), the Director of Baccalaureate Honors.
Honors in Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience or Health Sciences
Qualified Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience or Health Sciences majors may participate in the Departmental Honors program. For consideration, a student must have at least a 3.25 overall grade point average at the end of their junior year. In the senior year, a student seeking Honors must write and orally defend a written Honors Thesis based upon their independent research. A candidate who has a 3.25 cumulative average, a 3.5 average in their science courses, and who has completed an acceptable Honors Thesis, will be awarded Honors in Biology upon graduation. Please contact Dr. Jonathan Karp ([email protected]) for information on Departmental Honors.