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Undergraduate Education in Camden
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Liberal Arts Colleges
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
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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
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Dual Degree (B.A./M.A.) Program in Childhood Studies
Tracks in Early Childhood Education
Related Courses in Other Fields
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
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 Childhood Studies 163 Dual Degree (B.A./M.A.) Program in Childhood Studies  

Dual Degree (B.A./M.A.) Program in Childhood Studies

Students with a high school GPA of 3.5 and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1200 are eligible for this program. Those entering the program must be attending full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Interested students may also meet with the graduate director to determine eligibility.

The graduate program director sends the student a letter of acceptance into the dual degree program before the April preregistration period. A copy of this letter is sent to admissions, to the records division of the registrar's office, and to the associate dean for graduate studies.

During preregistration advising on the student's senior year schedule, using a special permission number, the student is registered for ONE graduate course in fall of the senior year. This course is taken along with his or her regular undergraduate courses. The undergraduate tuition rate is charged for it, and the credits are double counted (i.e., they are part of the 120 credits required for the bachelor of arts (B.A.) or bachelor of science (B.S.) degrees and are also counted toward the master of arts (M.A.) or master of science (M.S.) degrees.

Five-year B.A./M.A. Program in Childhood Studies Program Timeline

Year 1

12 credits
15 credits

Enroll in Introduction to Childhood Studies (3)

Year 2

15 credits
15 credits
3 credits

Year 3

15 credits
15 credits
3 credits

Year 4

15 credits
Senior Seminar in Childhood Studies (3 undergraduate credits)

9 graduate credits (at undergraduate tuition rate), 6 of which will be double-counted for the B.A. and M.A.
May commencement: 3 graduate credits
Bachelor's degree awarded

Year 5

9 graduate credits
9 graduate credits

May commencement
Master's degree awarded

Fall/Senior Year: Following the registration procedure described above, the student is registered for ONE graduate course to be taken in the spring semester of the senior year.

Spring/Senior Year:

1. The student formally applies to the graduate school, following all normal procedures.
2. The student is awarded the baccalaureate degree.

Having been formally admitted to the graduate school, the student may begin taking courses in either the summer or the fall after graduation. Upon entering graduate school, the student will already have completed two of the courses required for the master's degree. He or she will also have saved approximately $3,200 in graduate tuition.


1. No student may take more than TWO graduate courses while an undergraduate student (exception: bachelor of arts/master of public administration [B.A./M.P.A.] program).
2. No student will be classified as a graduate student and coded school 56 until the baccalaureate degree has been awarded.

Questions about this option should be directed to the appropriate graduate program director.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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