Academic Departments & Programs

The Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College–Newark (UCN) are the heart of our campus—the place where exploration, discovery, and imagination come together to form the core of a liberal arts education.

NCAS and UCN serve all the undergraduate colleges at Rutgers–Newark by offering 2,000 courses a year in more than 40 subjects, along with hundreds of independent study projects and internships.  An internationally renowned faculty on the cutting edge of research gives unparalleled opportunities in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Arts and Sciences at Rutgers–Newark combines the best of a large research university with a small liberal arts college.  Explore our departments and programs to find a match that's right for you.


African American and African Studies Philosophy
Arts, Culture, and Media Physics
Biological Sciences Political Science
Chemistry Psychology
Earth & Environmental Sciences Social Work
Economics Sociology & Anthropology
English Spanish & Portuguese Studies
History Urban Education
Mathematics & Computer Science  



Graduate Program in American Studies Women's and Gender Studies
MFA Creative Writing Writing Program