BA Liberal Studies

This interdisciplinary major in liberal studies is specifically designed for students who transfer to University College-Camden with an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students enrolling in the Rutgers-JBMDL partnership program may transfer with the A.A or A.S. degree in addition to the A.A.S. Adult students who already have attained significant technical and applied skills and who now wish to pursue their education in the liberal arts can obtain the bachelor's degree through this program. The program recognizes the previous achievements of these students by allowing them to transfer up to 60 credits of their community college work toward the Rutgers degree--including credits for technical courses that do not ordinarily transfer as degree credits. Subject to program review, the technical courses are accepted as a block of up to 36 credits; these courses are only applicable toward the liberal studies major.

Other courses taken as part of the associate in applied science degree will be accepted on a course-by-course basis in accordance with New Jersey's community colleges agreements made between Rutgers-Camden and the community colleges. These individual courses (up to 24 credits) are applicable toward the general degree requirements of University College-Camden.

Major Requirements

Core Courses (36 Credits)

  • 50:606:301 Mastering the Liberal Arts I
  • 50:606:302 Mastering the Liberal Arts II
  • Upper Division Concentration—18 credits from courses in either the humanities social sciences.
  • Secondary Area—6 credits from upper-division courses in social sciences or humanities.
  • Tertiary Area Concentration—6 credits from upper-division courses in natural sciences.  Core courses may not be used to fulfill general requirements.

For purposes of this major, humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences courses are grouped as follows:

Humanities:  art, English, foreign languages, history, music, philosophy, religion, and theater arts.

Social Sciences:  anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studies, women’s studies, and American studies.

Natural Sciences:  astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics.

On question #17, when selecting your School Choice, choose Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst under off-campus programs.  Adjacent to School Choice, there is a dropdown for Academic Interest.  Choose Liberal Studies.