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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Undergraduate Education in Newark  

Undergraduate Education in Newark

The Newark campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers students the advantages of an affordable, personalized education at a moderately sized campus, combined with the superior classroom, library, and laboratory facilities of a major research university. Located near the heart of the state's largest city, within the nation's liveliest metropolitan area, Rutgers-Newark upholds the dual mission of academic excellence with access.

The campus's greatest resource in fulfilling its mission is a faculty of nearly 500 distinguished scholars and educators, whose scholarly research enriches the classroom experience. Students have the opportunity to work individually with faculty members, of whom 99 percent hold doctoral degrees and who are recruited for both their scholarly abilities and for their commitment to teaching.

Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College-Newark

The Rutgers-Newark campus has two undergraduate liberal arts colleges: Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS), with a student enrollment of 4,300 and home to the Honors College, and University College-Newark (UC-N), which enrolls 1,700 students. Together, they offer majors in more than 45 fields of study.

NCAS serves the traditional college student who attends classes during the day, while UC-N is geared toward adult students who work during the day and who attend college part time, evenings or on weekends. Both NCAS and UC-N offer the best of the undergraduate liberal arts tradition and provide excellence in preprofessional studies in such areas as medicine, law, business, and other disciplines. Rutgers-Newark is able to offer students the benefits of small classes and the opportunity to work with faculty members on an individual basis.

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing educates women and men for entry into the profession of nursing at the baccalaureate degree level. The college also provides education for the registered nurse and second degree student seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The nursing program is offered in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, and Freehold (at the Western Monmouth Higher Education Center) with a curriculum that includes liberal arts, sciences, and the humanities, and the nursing major, which focuses on optimization of health through health promotion, risk reduction, illness and symptom management, and leadership and management skills within the profession. The curriculum is designed to promote intellectual curiosity, human compassion, and dedication to nursing practice. Students' clinical experiences are supervised by faculty and integrated with course work.

As the largest provider of professional nurses in the state of New Jersey, Rutgers has a distinguished record of education since 1942.

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark

The Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark is a four-year, undergraduate school that offers programs in accounting, finance, management, and marketing. All programs are accredited by the AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. The business school faculty also provides management education at the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick. Students benefit from the depth and breadth of knowledge held by faculty responsible for business education from the bachelor's degree to the doctoral level. Graduates gain an in-depth understanding of their area of concentration within the management curriculum; acquire knowledge of uses and applications of computers; learn to work in team settings to analyze and address complex management problems; think critically and bring innovative approaches to problem solving; and gain an appreciation for international aspects of business. Coupled with their professional education, students receive a solid grounding in the liberal arts.

Corporate offices of more than 200 of the nation's largest companies lie within a 50-mile radius of the Rutgers-Newark campus, offering a stimulating and dynamic environment for interaction between the campus and the corporate community.

Excellence and Access

Rutgers-Newark's undergraduate programs provide students with the knowledge and skills to participate fully in the economic, scientific, cultural, and political life of an evolving and increasingly interdependent world.

Rutgers-Newark, with more than 70 nations represented among its student population, serves as a role model for high-quality urban university centers that wish to pursue the dual goals of excellence and access. The campus takes pride in its leadership role in educating a diverse group of students.

Rutgers-Newark campus has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as most diverse national university campus for eight consecutive years.

The Campus and the City

The Rutgers-Newark campus is a modern complex with a student population of 10,500. It is located on 37 acres in the center of the educational, medical, and cultural district known as University Heights. Newark is also the business, financial, and legal center of New Jersey. Rutgers and its academic neighbors--New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Essex County College, and Seton Hall Law School--provide a wide range of higher education opportunities to a student population of almost 40,000, making Newark a true college town.

In addition to the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Newark, the College of Nursing, and Rutgers Business School, there is also the Graduate School-Newark, School of Law-Newark, and School of Criminal Justice. Rutgers-Newark also is home to the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, within the Aidekman Research Center, where an international faculty conducts intensive research on such brain disorders as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke, dyslexia, and schizophrenia. The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, the new Graduate Division of Global Affairs, and the Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity, are located at the university as well.

On campus, theater performances, lectures, concerts, films, and exhibits providea vibrantcultural environment. A wide range of athletic and recreational facilities is available in the Golden Dome Athletic Center, including a swimming pool, racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, and workout rooms equipped with aerobic and Nautilus machines, and free weights.

The campus is computer-linked through a fiber optic cable, and residence halls are wired to accept personal computers. Computer labs are equipped with a full complement of sophisticated software and learning tools and are accessible throughout the campus. Wireless technology is also available in many buildings and classrooms. The John Cotton Dana Library is part of the comprehensive and technologically sophisticated Rutgers University Libraries with a computerized card catalog of more than three million holdings systemwide. A growing collection of CD-ROMs and computer workstations are also available at Dana Library. The Institute of Jazz Studies is renowned by music scholars around the world for its unmatched collection of jazz archives.

Rutgers-Newark enjoys a close institutional relationship with New Jersey Institute of Technology, located across the street from the campus. The two schools have identical academic calendars and complementary curriculum offerings, which allow students to enroll in courses at both institutions.

Newark's cultural community includes the Newark Public Library, the Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center complex, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Newark Symphony Hall, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. The city's central business district has been transformed by new glass, brick, and steel office buildings and landscaped plazas. A sports-minded student can catch an Atlantic League minor league baseball game at the Bears and Eagles Stadium, or enjoy one the city's many public parks. Nearby neighborhoods include the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese community in the United States, with its abundance of restaurants and small businesses.

The city's central business district, a rich source of internships and job opportunities, is home to major corporations such as IDT, Verizon, Prudential, PSE&G, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, MBNA, and many others, as well as the law firms and governmental offices that make Newark the state's legal center. Newark's superb public transportation system links Newark to Manhattan and all it has to offer, as well as to other major cities, while major highways all lead to Newark. Nearby Newark Liberty International Airport is among the nation's fastest-growing airports.

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