Livingston College was founded in 1969 with the mission of bringing
together a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in a
shared-learning community committed to the pursuit of academic
innovation and excellence. Today, that mission is embraced by the
entire university, and Livingston College distinctively emphasizes
building community through leadership and understanding.
Dedicated to expanding opportunities for its students, the college
fulfills its mission through its core curriculum, its minor in
organizational leadership, its internship programs, and its student
life activities. Livingston offers its students the personal attention
of a small college community in the midst of a major research
institution rich in outstanding opportunities.
motto, "Strength through Diversity," particularly comes to life in the
college's signature lecture series, the Global Futures Symposia.
Livingston's goal is to offer an undergraduate education that prepares
every student to think critically and to act responsibly in the
contemporary world. The college offers the broadest possible choice at
the university of more than 60 majors. The academic program is designed
to give students an excellent foundation in the liberal arts and an
in-depth understanding of their chosen fields of interest. Courses in
fulfillment of distribution requirements give students experience in
the humanities, natural and social sciences, and quantitative and
analytical studies. Students are also introduced to the diversity of
world cultures and develop insight into the origins and character of
significant national and global contemporary issues.
Livingston, students are encouraged to pursue the college's unique
minor in organizational leadership. Unifying the theoretical and
practical elements of organizational dynamics, the minor ensures that
the student's academic background includes a component immediately
recognizable by potential employers as valuable to their organizations.
The program complements instruction offered in Rutgers' professional
schools and offers important curricular options to students pursuing
degrees in arts and sciences. The college is committed to providing an
open forum where ideas and values may be examined and restructured in
the light of newly acquired knowledge both in and beyond the classroom.