Life at Union County College

As the oldest community college in New Jersey, Union has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.  The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society. 


Our mission is guided by our commitment to empower students to achieve their goals by providing access to high quality and affordable higher education to the residents of Union County.  As a comprehensive community college with a diverse student population, we provide career programs, transfer programs, developmental education, and lifelong- learning opportunities, with a focus on excellence in all that we do. 


Start at Union County College...

New York City is one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the world, and Union County College is just a one hour train ride from New York or Philadelphia. Here, you’re at the epicenter of so many world-famous attractions—Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Broadway and shopping on Fifth Avenue. Fashion, food, music, and art converge to create unforgettable life experiences. 


...Go Anywhere

Graduates of American Honors have unlimited options for where they’ll go next. Our network of four-year colleges and universities extends from coast to coast, ranging from titans such as Rutgers University and Duke University to small liberal arts colleges, including Amherst and Swarthmore. American Honors program graduates have been accepted at Stanford, Vanderbilt, Georgetown and many other top-tier schools. Learn how the transfer process works through American Honors.


Student Clubs & Organizations

In addition to the American Honors co-curricular and professional development activities, Union County College offers a wide variety of student groups to choose.

Whether you’re interested in student government, the International Cultural Exchange, drama and theater, or athletics, you’ll find lots of ways to have fun and socialize with new friends.





Starting your college career close to home doesn’t mean that living at home is your only option. At Union County College, domestic applicants have housing options close to campus.

Apartment. There are many apartment options near campus. Students arrange for apartment housing independently.

Academic Pathways & Courses

The following presents an example of the coursework you might take as you pursue an Associate’s Degree through American Honors. Most American Honors programs require that 40% of your credits come from Honors courses.

Individual student curricula will vary based on their intended degree path. For example, if you are interested in the health sciences you would take Biology courses instead of Physics courses to satisfy your science requirements.

Example class schedule

Year 1

2 English

2 Math

2 Science

1 Social Science

1 Honors Leadership Seminar

1 Elective

Year 2

2 Science

2 Social Science

1 English

1 History

1 Honors Transfer Seminar

1 Honors Capstone

1 Elective

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American Honors takes a holistic approach to admissions, which means that we take into account both the competitive and compelling attributes of students to determine if they would be a good fit for the program.

Speak to an admissions officer: 908-997-0768

There is no fee to apply to American Honors.
For details on deadlines, tuition and fees, and application requirements please view the Admissions Details.

Admissions Details

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