Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
About the University
Undergraduate Education in Newark
The Campus and the City
Liberal Arts Colleges
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs and Administration
General Information
Divisions of the University
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2015 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 University-Newark upholds the dual mission of academic excellence and access.


The campus's greatest resource in fulfilling its mission is a faculty of nearly 600 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 their commitment to teaching.

Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College-Newark

The Rutgers University-Newark Campus has two undergraduate liberal arts colleges: Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS), home to the Honors College, and University College-Newark (UC-N). Together they enroll 4,300 students and offer majors in more than 30 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 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 University-Newark is able to offer students the benefits of small classes and the opportunity to work with faculty members on an individual basis.

Rutgers School of Nursing

On July 1, 2014, the Rutgers College of Nursing and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing merged to become the Rutgers School of Nursing. Rutgers School of Nursing provides baccalaureate education for those entering the profession of nursing and for those registered nurses wishing to obtain a baccalaureate degree, and graduate education at the master's and doctoral levels. The school generates research and scholarly activities in the field of nursing and health care; contributes to the improvement of the health and nursing services to the public; fosters and enhances the image of nursing within the university; and, more broadly, participates actively in projects and activities aimed at improving the health of all citizens.

The nursing program is offered in Newark and New Brunswick and off-site at the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College with a curriculum that includes liberal arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the nursing major, which focuses on optimization of health through health promotion, risk reduction, illness and symptom management, health care technologies using evidence-based practice, and leadership and management skills within the profession. The liberal arts education core provides a strong foundation for developing clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills required in professional nursing. 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 coursework.

Rutgers School of Nursing is a part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. For current information and course listings, please refer to the catalog

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark is a four-year, undergraduate school that offers programs in accounting, finance, management and global business, Management Science and Information Systems, marketing, and supply chain management. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The business school faculty also provides education at 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 program curriculum; acquire knowledge of uses and applications of computers; learn to work in team settings to analyze and address complex 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 University-Newark Campus, offering a stimulating and dynamic environment for interaction between the campus and the corporate community.


School of Public Affairs and Administration


Guided by the principles of knowledge, competence, diversity, service, and ethics, the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) applies an evidence-based approach to the effective, equitable, and accountable implementation of public policy.. SPAA prepares students for careers in public service and administration, as well as in academic research and teaching by offering academic education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

School of Criminal Justice

Students pursuing undergraduate degrees at Rutgers University can benefit from the expertise and opportunities for hands-on research and learning afforded to them through the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. Students are prepared for further study in graduate or professional schools, or for careers in criminal justice. The School of Criminal Justice also offers accelerated programs that combine an undergraduate liberal arts education with professional study. Students from Rutgers and several other colleges and universities can participate in this program, focusing on their undergraduate studies during the first three years and spending the remainder of their time focusing on graduate studies.

Excellence and Access

Rutgers University-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 University-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 University-Newark has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as the most diverse national university campus for 17 consecutive years.

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