Since its origin in 1927 as the College of South Jersey, the Camden College of Arts and Sciences has undergone a dramatic growth in curricular offerings, facilities, and the size of the student body. Starting as a two-year college serving the needs of a small group of students, the college today, as part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has more than 2,900 students studying in over 37 different fields. Its graduates have entered many avenues of professional and business life, perhaps contributing most outstandingly in the fields of medicine, law, the sciences, business, education, and the nonprofit sector.
The college is committed to maintaining its tradition as a liberal arts institution. A broad range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences is available to its students. General education requirements ensure that students gain an understanding of all areas of the liberal arts curriculum.