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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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What Students Say About the Program

Why pursue Liberal Studies at Rutgers-Camden?
Students pursue Liberal Studies for a variety of reasons ranging from personal enrichment to career advancement.

 

As a returning adult student with an Associate in Science degree, I had worked in many jobs as I ascended the ladder of success … But I had not achieved my main goal of attaining my Bachelor’s degree … I decided to attend Rutgers-University-Camden because of their great scholastic standing and reputation … I was elated that I was able to transfer the majority of my credits.

Benniemae Lewis, class of 2005

 

After applying to Rutgers and speaking to the helpful individuals in Admissions, the truth was confirmed. I could study for my B.A. and my credits from Camden County College would be accepted. The Liberal Studies program was perfect for me. It allowed me to work full time during the day, while fulfilling my degree requirements in evening classes.

Susan Pack, class of 2005

…my plate was full. But then a great program came along that made me feel that I could accomplish my goals. . . . This program was geared to help students with a two-year degree and allow them to take upper-level courses so that they could graduate at a faster pace. I could take my courses in the evening.

William (Pete) Perez, class of 2005

What academic environment can I expect in Liberal Studies?
At Rutgers-Camden, all students profit from small classes and involved faculty. Liberal Studies students choose whether to take day or evening classes, and they benefit from meeting and working with one another in the two core courses, Mastering the Liberal Arts I and II.

As Liberal Studies students, you meet and attend classes with people in different majors, who are seeking advancement and personal fulfillment. Liberal Studies attracts young and adult students of all races and backgrounds. There is a family atmosphere among Liberal Studies students. Benniemae Lewis, class of 2005

My education at Rutgers has helped to improve my writing ability tremendously. . . . The Mastering the Liberal Arts classes specifically have helped me with my other classroom writing. Patricia Curcio, class of 2005

What can I do with a Liberal Arts major when I graduate?
Graduates with majors in Liberal Studies are well prepared for a variety of positions in legal, business, and non-profit fields. Some graduates continue education through enrollment in law school in or in master’s degree programs such as the Graduate Liberal Studies program at Rutgers-Camden. Some find advancement opportunities in their present place of employment because they now hold a bachelor’s degree. And some set out on new career paths with their newly acquired skills and understanding.

Because of the Liberal Studies program, I now have the confidence and knowledge to apply to a graduate program and start my professional career. I recently accepted a management position at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Medicine’s Medical Genetics program. I am currently considering the Master in Liberal Studies or Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania. Susan Pack, class of 2005

[M]y knowledge has expanded so much. Expanding your knowledge means creating more confidence, in who you are and in things around you. [It’s] a knowledge I could have only achieved at Rutgers. . . . I never thought that I would be moving in the direction that I am headed. I am prsently signed up to take my LSAT . . . so that I can enter Rutgers Law School. Patricia Curcio, class of 2005