Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Camden Undergraduate
About the University
Undergraduate Education in Camden
Degree Requirements
Liberal Arts Colleges
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
University College-Camden
Programs, Faculty, and Courses
Course Notation Information
Availability of Majors
Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Requirements and Restrictions for Independent Study Projects
Graduate School Preparation
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Master of Public Administration Program (B.A./M.P.A.)
Economics Model Curriculum Five-Year B.A./M.P.A. Program
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
School of Business-Camden
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Economics 220 Requirements  


Ordinarily, earning a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and an master of public administration (M.P.A.) degree at Rutgers-Camden requires six years and 162 credits (120 undergraduate and 42 graduate credits) of full-time study. Under this accelerated program, the same result is achieved in five years with 153 credits, by counting some courses for the M.P.A. as well as the B.A.

In order to qualify for the joint-degree program, economics majors must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and complete the three prerequisite courses for admission to the graduate program (statistics, economics, and American government). Statistics (and econometrics) and economics are already required for the economics major. American government must be taken for the economics major. American government must be taken as an undergraduate elective before admission to the Graduate School-Camden.

Students will apply for admission during the first semester of their senior year. Those who do not maintain a 3.0 GPA can have their admission revoked. Students must be cleared by the chairs of the economics department and the M.P.A. program in order to register for graduate credit in the second semester of their senior year. Students admitted to the M.P.A. program may count 9 of their graduate credits toward their economics requirements and their M.P.A. requirements, i.e., these courses will be double-counted toward the B.A. and M.P.A. degrees. This substitution has been approved by the economics faculty.

Once accepted into the B.A./M.P.A. program, a student must maintain a 3.0 average.

Our nationally accredited degree of master of public administration has provided hundreds of students with a first-class education, extensive contacts with our alumni at all levels of government, a pathway to law school, career advancement, and preparation for doctoral study. With concentrations in public management, health care management, and policy, an association with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a nationally acclaimed international development administration concentration run with the Peace Corps, the M.P.A. program assures a stimulating educational experience for all of our students. Since 1991, four of our students have been selected, through a national competition, for the highly prestigious Presidential Management Internship Program; 13 have gone on to law school and six have enrolled in nationally recognized Ph.D. programs. By far, however, the majority of Rutgers-Camden M.P.A. graduates have entered or further enhanced their careers in public service. For additional information on the accelerated B.A./M.P.A. program, interested students are encouraged to contact the chair of the economics department at 856-225-6290 or by email at

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