History and Aims of University College
The original mission of University College–Camden (School 64) since the college was founded in 1934 was to provide programs of study leading to undergraduate degrees that primarily were geared to the needs of adult, part-time students. The mission now has been extended to include full- and part-time students with an associate in arts (AA) or associate in science (AS) degree, who are now enrolled in degree completion programs at Rutgers University–Camden off-campus sites.
The curricula of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden are built on a solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden offers seven major programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree. They are liberal studies, political science, and psychology, as well as the individualized major.
A Diversified Student Body
The student population of University College–Camden is composed of full- and part-time adult learners in degree completion or certificate programs. The college welcomes qualified students with an associate in art (AA), associate in science (AS), or associate in applied science (AAS) degree.
Office of the Dean
Dean: Kriste Lindenmeyer, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Cincinnati
Associate Dean: Joseph C. Schiavo, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers
Director of Off-Campus Programs: Nathan Bullock
Coordinator of Administrative Services: Maria Buckley
University College–Camden offers off-campus students a unique opportunity to take advantage of the resources of a leading research university while maintaining their busy lives. The college welcomes adult learners and other nontraditional students.
University College–Camden is the off-campus degree-granting unit for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden. University College–Camden dean’s office is responsible for program planning, part-time faculty appointments, maintenance of instructional standards, the enforcement of Rutgers’ academic policies, and student support.
Academic Policies and Procedures
For information on Academic Policies and Procedures, please refer to that section under the Camden College of Arts and Sciences.
Note: See also the general Academic Policies and Procedures chapter for regulations that pertain to all the undergraduate colleges.
Programs of Study
Eleven major programs of study that lead to a baccalaureate degree are available in their entirety in the evening. Students not interested in pursing a degree program may, within prescribed limits, schedule individual courses on a nonmatriculated basis.
Programs of Study at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Programs of Study at Atlantic Cape
Programs of Study at Brookdale
Programs of Study at Mercer
Programs of Study at Raritan Valley
Programs of Study at Camden County College
Awards and Honors
Student Organizations and Activities
To meet the needs and interests of its diversified adult student body, University College–Camden has developed a student life program that extends the educational experience beyond the classroom by providing cultural, intellectual, and professional activities.
Many of the student organizations are oriented to discipline-related activities; others offer excellent training as well as opportunities to participate directly in college and university governance. Student leaders take responsibility for the operation and financial allocations of the special interest clubs and organizations. A list of the organizations and activities currently active on the campus may be obtained from the Office of Campus Involvementhttp://oci.camden.rutgers.edu.
University Cultural and Social Activities
University College–Camden students are urged to participate in cultural and social activities. Theatrical presentations, art exhibitions, athletic events, and lectures are scheduled during evening hours throughout the year.