Dean's Welcome

Welcome to Arts and Sciences on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Arts and Sciences represents excellence: excellence in education, excellence in scholarship, and excellence in opportunity for our students. Whether it’s our distinguished teachers, a host of prize-winning research faculty, a world-famous center for studies of brain function, or our championship student Fed Challenge team, our faculty and our students are the embodiment of excellence.

The diversity of our student body and faculty­­—ranked number one in the nation—empowers us both as individuals and as a campus. Our nationally recognized ability to support the growth of students from all backgrounds to reach their full potential is a point of pride. And we offer the advantages of a metropolitan location—one with a long, rich history—only twenty minutes from New York City.

A liberal arts education is more than the sum of its parts: Arts and Sciences provides the necessary foundation for your career in an increasingly complex world that demands high-level skills and performance. At the same time, a liberal education feeds the other side of your brain, showing you aspects of yourself and your world that you never knew existed.

Employers want college graduates with a strong ability to communicate, particularly in writing; broadly based analytic capabilities; critical thinking; a world view that is comfortable with diversity; and adaptive flexibility to new job requirements. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers–Newark offers programs to help you meet these goals. It encompasses the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and the Honors College.

Explore us. Join this incredible community of learning and doing.

Warm Regards,

Jan Ellen Lewis, Dean of Faculty
Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark