Livingston College requires all students to meet Core Distribution
Requirements. The purpose of the Livingston College core is to engage
students in a broad spectrum of intellectual experiences reflective of
the college's commitment to preparing students to understand the local,
national, and global components of our historical and modern social
order. The core embodies Livingston College's focus on community and
ethical leadership and begins with the college's mission course,
Building Community through Leadership and Understanding, which all
first-year students must complete with a C or better.
(Transfer students, including those from other Rutgers colleges, are
exempted from the Building Community requirement.)
Livingston students must also complete nine CDR courses with a minimum
grade of C or better. No course may be used to fulfill more than
one core distribution requirement, and no more than three courses
may come from any one academic department. Only in-class credits may be
used. Core Distribution Requirements are in addition to other
graduation requirements such as the proficiency and writing
requirements, the completion of one major, 120 credits, and a minimum
cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.
Note: AP and CLEP credits do not satisfy the college's core requirements.
The Livingston College Core Distribution Requirements are as follows:
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Two courses, each from a different department, in any of the following
disciplines: American studies, art history, classics, comparative
literature, English, foreign language,* history, linguistics, music,
philosophy, religion, or theater.
Area 2: Social Science
One course in any of the following disciplines: anthropology,
communication, criminal justice, economics, geography, labor studies,
political science, psychology, social work, sociology, urban studies,
or women's and gender studies.
Area 3: Natural Science
Two courses in any of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry,
geology, or physics. See the college web site for other approved
natural science courses.
Area 4: Analytic and Quantitative Sciences
One course in any of the following disciplines: computer science,
mathematics, or statistics. See the college web site for a
complete list of approved analytic and quantitative courses.
Area 5: Global Awareness-National and International
Two courses, one national and one international, from two different
departments. See the college web site for the complete list of approved
national and international courses.
Area 6: Ethical Leadership
One course from any of the
following departments: philosophy, religion, or social work. See the
college web site for a complete list of approved ethical leadership
courses offered in other academic departments.
clarification of any college requirement is available from the Academic
Information Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216; the Livingston
Advising Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-225; or the Office of the Dean.