Contact Information

Undergraduate Liberal Studies Program
(856)225-6136
ugradlib@camden.rutgers.edu

Program Director:
Dr. Richard Epstein, Department of English
repstein@camden.rutgers.edu

Assistant Dean
Jennifer Thiel, Office of Academic Advising
(856) 225-6043
jjthiel@camden.rutgers.edu

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Program Requirements

Students with an Associate of Applied Science degree may transfer up to 60 credits, including a maximum of 36 credits in technical courses. Students choose a primary area of concentration within the liberal arts–humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. At least one-half the requirements for the liberal studies major are taken from upper-division courses in that area. The remaining requirement are taken from upper-division courses in the other two areas. In addition, students complete 48 credits of general requirements, some of which may be fulfilled from previous college work. The specific major requirements are:

For the purposes of this major, groupings are as follows:

  • Humanities: art, English, foreign languages, history, music philosophy, religion, theater arts
  • Social Sciences: anthropology, childhood studies, criminal justice, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studies
  • Natural Sciences: astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, geology, physics, statistics

A copy of the Curriculum Worksheet is available here in PDF format, detailing the requirements of the program.


Course Description

50:606:301 Mastering the Liberal Arts I (Cr.3)
A range of topics and methods used to challenge students to further develop the array of advanced skills needed to master the material taught in upper-division liberal studies courses. Emphasizes the reading and writing skills needed in advanced humanities courses. Regular writing and research assignments.  Click here for Syllabus (PDF File).

50:606:302 Mastering the Liberal Arts II (Cr.3)
A range of topics and methods used to challenge students to further develop the array of advanced skills needed to master the material taught in upper-division liberal studies courses. Emphasizes developing reading, research, and quantitative skills appropriate for the social sciences and the natural sciences, with particular attention to psychology, sociology/urban studies, and ecology/biology. Regular writing and research assignments.  Click here for Syllabus (PDF File).