follow the degree requirements of the bulletin in effect when
they begin their matriculation at The College. Students changing
majors follow the major requirements in effect at the time
when the major is changed. Students adding majors follow the
requirements documented in the bulletin of their first major.
Students returning to The College after an absence of two
consecutive semesters (not including summer) follow the requirements
in effect at the time of their return.
entering in academic year 20022003 follow the pattern
of degree requirements set out below. The requirements for
specific majors can be found in the section of this bulletin
describing the individual departments. When selecting courses
to meet degree requirements, the student should keep the following
taken in the students major department may be used
to meet general education requirements, unless restricted
by the major.
major may require that specific courses outside the major
department be selected for meeting general education requirements.
Consult the section of this bulletin describing individual
departments to determine these requirements.
courses so designated may be used to satisfy general education
and major requirements.
OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
I. General Education Requirements
A. Intellectual Skills (921 cr.)
I and II (36 cr.)
Qualifying students have the option of attempting to earn
credit for either or both of these courses through The Colleges
Credit by Examination Procedure
Students may take any two of these courses, provided they
do not take the second part of a two-course sequence without
having successfully completed or exempted its prerequisite.
101/Foundations of Mathematics I
102/Foundations of Mathematics II
105/Mathematical Structures and Algorithms for Educators
106/Mathematical Structures and Algorithms for Educators
125/Calculus for Business and Social Science
125/Calculus for Business and Social Science
IDSC 105/Applying Computing to Mathematical Problem
Languages (09 cr.)
(Required for degree candidates in the Schools of Art, Media,
and Music; Culture and Society; and Science.)* Students
may exempt any or all of these courses (without credit)
by performing at an appropriate level on an examination,
or they may elect to begin a new language. A classical language
may be submitted in place of a modern spoken language.
who are completing one major in these schools and another
major outside of these schools will have to meet this requirement
only if their primary major is in these schools. Students
with majors in elementary or early childhood education and
a subject matter major in one of these schools are considered
as having elementary/early childhood education as their primary
Core: Understanding Humanity (6 cr.)
151/Athens to New York (3 cr.)
252/Society, Ethics, and Technology (3 cr.)
on the World (26 cr.) **
and Social Scientific Perspectives (14 cr.)
a. Natural Sciences (8 cr.)
b. Social Sciences (6 cr.) One content course
(focusing on information and theories about human behavior
and social institutions) and one process course
(focusing primarily on methods used to obtain information
and evaluate theories)
and Artistic Perspectives (12 cr.)
a. Fine or Performing Arts (3 cr.)
With permission of the Department of Music, students not
majoring in music may complete this requirement by participating
for two semesters in the Chorale or Wind Ensemble or for
three semesters in other department ensembles.
b. History (3 cr.)
c. Literature (3 cr.)
d. Philosophy or Religion (3 cr.)
Distribution (to be satisfied within the 26-credit Perspectives
on the World requirement).
a. At least one course focusing principally on a non-Western,
Native-American, or Third-World culture (3 cr.).
CoursesCourses meeting Perspectives on the World requirements
are listed in the section of this bulletin on College-Wide
Programs. Since additions and changes regularly are made to
the list, students also should consult the undergraduate schedule
of classes available from the Office of Records and Registration
prior to registration. A list also can be found at www.tcnj.edu/~gened/totalist.htm.
At least one course focusing principally on some aspect of
Western cultures (3 cr.).
c. At least
one course qualifying as a course in gender studies (3 cr.).
meeting criteria for gender studies as well as criteria for
non-Western, Native-American, or Third-World culture may satisfy
both requirements. Similarly, a course may meet criteria for
both gender studies and Western culture.
Students enrolling for their first full-time semester at The
College, who have previously completed fewer than 30 semester
hours of college credit, are required to complete a Departmental
Seminar or, for open option students, HMRL 099/College Seminar.
Consult the programs outlined in the sections on individual
departments. In addition to requirements within the major
department, some programs may require support
courses outside the major department or prescribe specific
courses that must be taken to meet general education requirements.
Not every program provides the opportunity for elective courses.
Where electives are available, the number of semester hours
will vary according to major.
Semester Hours Needed for Graduation
No student may graduate with fewer than the required number
of semester hours. These do not include courses numbered below
100 (e.g., ENGL 090 or MATH 091). In addition:
least 60 semester hours must be earned at a senior college.
least 42 semester hours must be earned at The College of
more than nine hours of the final 30 semester hours may
be earned away from The College of New Jersey.
of Art, Media, and Music128 cr.
of Business120 cr.
of Culture and Society120 cr.
education programs require 128 cr.; the dual certification
program in education of the deaf and hard of hearing/elementary
education requires additional graduate credit.)
of Education128 cr.
of Nursing120 cr.
and Statistics120 cr.; 128 cr. for secondary education
In addition to the curricular requirements specified above,
students must also meet the following standards and requirements
for completion of an undergraduate degree:
in a degree-seeking program including formal admission to
of all departmental and basic skills requirements.
of a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 overall
and within the major.
of an application for graduation filed in the Office of
Records and Registration prior to dates established and
published each year.
or Additional Bachelors Degrees
Students who already have earned a bachelors degree,
either from The College of New Jersey or another institution,
may apply for a second baccalaureate. They should apply according
to the procedures set out for transfer students. The following
policies apply to second degree students:
must earn a minimum of 42 credits in addition to the credits
already earned as part of the first bachelors degree.
requirements for the new major must be completed.
policy does not authorize the granting of two baccalaureate
degrees simultaneously, since students have the option of
taking a dual major.