Areas of Concentration

For the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, students choose one of the following concentration areas:

Humanities

American Studies
AMS 213American Myth in Literature, Landscape, and Music3
AMS 214Special Topics in American Studies 13
AMS 215Alfred Hitchcock in America3
AMS 225American Folklore3
AMS 226The New South in Literature, Music and Film3
AMS 227Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.3
AMS 228Studies in American Jewish Culture3
AMS 229American Popular Culture3
AMS 310American Identity in the Arts3
AMS 312American Photography3
AMS 400Seminar in American Studies I3
AMS 401Seminar in American Studies II3
Communication
COM 361Photography3
English Literature and Writing
Any ENG or LIT course
Fine Arts
Any ART, DAN, MUS or THE course
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Any LIT, CHI, FRE, GER, ITA, RUS or SPA course
Gender and Sexuality Studies
GND 300Feminist Literary Criticism3
GND 310Special Topics 13
GND 312Gender, War and Peace3
GND 313Gender and Ethics3
Global and Multinational Studies
GLS 306/POL 306Political Film3
GLS 308/MUS 308World Music3
GLS 310Ethnographic Film3
Law and Justice
LAW 204Law, Literature, and Film in America3
LAW 395Selected Topics in Law/Justice 13
LAW 405Crime & Justice in the Media3
Multicultural Studies
MCS 220Issues in Multicultrl Studies 13
Philosophy
Any PHL course
Political Science
POL 306/GLS 306Political Film3
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See CCS advisor.

Social Science

American Studies
AMS 210Growing Up American3
AMS 211Sports in American Life3
AMS 212Multicultural America3
AMS 214Special Topics in American Studies 13
AMS 250America and the Future3
AMS 304Technology and Science in America3
AMS 305Religion in America3
AMS 311Radicalism in 20th-Century America3
AMS 338Social Impact of Rock and Roll3
Communication
COM 105Communication, Culture and Media3
COM 201Communication Theory3
COM 205Theories of Persuasion3
COM 301Communication Law3
COM 302Communication Ethics3
COM 318//GND 318Gender and Communication3
COM 328Sitcoms and American Culture3
COM 390Communication and Society3
COM 391Communication Criticism3
COM 392Media History: Personalities and Trend3
COM 393/GLS 393International Communication3
Economics
Any ECO course
Gender & Sexuality Studies
GND 100Introduction to Gender Studies3
GND 200Introduction to Women's Studies3
GND 310Special Topics 13
GND 312Gender, War and Peace3
GND 350Leadership and Community3
GND 318/COM 318Gender and Communication3
GND 400Seminar in Transcultural Gender and Sexuality3
Global and Multicultural Studies
GLS 180Understanding Global Relations3
GLS 200Social Construction Global Soc3
GLS 201Politics of the Global Economy3
GLS 325Global Persptvs Hlth & Illness3
GLS 393/COM 393International Communication3
LAW 210Criminal Investigation3
LAW 304Women and Law3
History
Any HIS course
Law and Justice
LAW 304Women and Law3
LAW 308Conflict & Conflict Resolution3
LAW 365The Rights of the Accused3
LAW 395Selected Topics in Law/Justice 13
LAW 401Hate Crimes in the United States3
Multicultural Studies
Any MCS course
Political Science
Any POL course
Psychology
Any PSY course except PSY 335, PSY 336
Sociology
Any SOC course
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See CCS advisor.

Applied Social Science

Communication
Any COM course
Law and Justice
LAW 150Intro to Forensics3
LAW 210Criminal Investigation3
LAW 305Trial Advocacy3
LAW 308Conflict & Conflict Resolution3
LAW 310Cyberspace Law and Policy3
LAW 355Sports and the Law3
LAW 395Selected Topics in Law/Justice 13
Political Science
POL 100Intro to American Politics3
POL 102Understanding Politics3
POL 200NJ Government and Politics3
POL 210Public Opinion3
POL 230Methods of Political Analysis3
POL 260Politics of Law and Order3
POL 247Political Campaigning3
POL 325Public Administration3
POL 326Power in American Politics3
POL 327Contemp Issues Amer Pub Policy3
POL 335Urban Politics3
Psychology
Any PSY course except PSY 335 or PSY 336
Sociology
Any SOC course
Social Work
Any SOW course
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See CCS advisor.

Applied Social Science Concentration with Business Studies Emphasis

18 credits within the Applied Social Science concentration or elsewhere in the program, unless otherwise noted.

Required Courses
ECO 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ACC 210Introduction to Accounting3
MGT 201Fund Management & Org Behavior3
MKT 200Marketing Principles3
FIN 220Introduction to Finance3
Total Credits18

Additional business electives may be taken in the following disciplines: Accounting, Business Policy and Environment, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, Management and Leadership, or Marketing. Credits outside the Liberal Arts and Sciences may not exceed 30.

Applied Social Science Concentration with Health Administration Emphasis

18 credits within the Applied Social Science concentration or elsewhere in the program, unless otherwise noted.

Required Course
Introduction to Health Care
Category I
Select two of the following:6
The Pharmaceutical Industry 1
Healthcare Law,ethics & Polcy
Economics of Health Care Sys
Healthcare Marketing 1
Category II
Select three of the following:9
The Pharmaceutical Industry 1
Nature's Business
Economics of the Public Sector
Global Persptvs Hlth & Illness
Population Healthcare Management
Healthcare Law,ethics & Polcy 1
Economics of Health Care Sys 1
Health Administration Intern
Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Healthcare Marketing 1
Medical Ethics
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychology of the Family
Drugs and Human Behavior
Aging, Brain, and Cognition
Death, Dying and Suicide
Families
Health Care and Society
Aging and the Elderly
Social Policy
Social Services & Social Work
Total Credits15
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These courses may only be used to fulfill the requirements of a single category.

Global Studies

A. General (3 credits)
Select one of the following:3
Understanding Global Relations
Social Construction Global Soc
Politics of the Global Economy
B. Electives (27 credits)
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Foreign Language (Foreign Language not needed for Global concentration)
French Culture
German Culture
Russian Culture
Asian Philosophy
Spanish Culture & Civilization
Latin American Latino Culture
Global and Multinational Studies
Political Film
Ethnographic Film
Global Persptvs Hlth & Illness
History
Italy Middle Ages to Present
History of Ireland
Modern Middle East
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Caribbean History
Modern East Asia
African History
History of Modern Japan
20th-Century Europe
Modern European Intell History
China in Revolution
Women in East Asia
Literature
Major British Authors
20th-Century British Lit
Masterworks of Western Lit I
Masterworks of Western Lit II
Socio-political
International Communication
Public Opinion
Global Politics
Terrorism,Revolutions and Political Violence
Political Film
Political Communication
Global Issues
Politics of the Middle East
Third World Politics
Developing Societies
Global Business (no more than 12 credits from Global Business)
International Business Law
Internatl Trade and Investment
Comparative Economic Systems
Post-Soviet Economy
International Finance
International Management
International Marketing
Global Travel Opportunities
International Business Tour
Global Encounters: Special Education Abroad: A Comparative Experience
The Arts Abroad
Other travel courses as approved.
Total Credits30

Law and Justice

At least 18 credits overall must be upper level. Additional courses may be needed as prerequisites for courses in the concentration. They may be used to fulfill other requirements in the degree program.

A. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Law, Legal Issues and Institutions
Select at least six courses from the following disciplines. A minimum of three disciplines must be represented.18
Business Policy
Intro to Law: Contracts
Commercial Law
Advanced Business Law
Social & Legal Environment Bus
Healthcare Law,Ethics & Polcy
Selected Topics Business Polcy
Communication
Communication Law
Health Administration
Healthcare Law,ethics & Polcy
History
Constitutional History of U.S.
Human Resource Management
Legal Aspects of Human Res Mgt
Law and Justice Interdisciplinary Courses
Intro Seminar in Law & Justice
Intro to Forensics
Law, Literature, and Film in America
Criminal Investigation
Crime & Justice in the Media (formerly LAW 405)
Women and Law
Trial Advocacy
Criminal Justice Practice (formerly LAW 207)
Conflict & Conflict Resolution
Cyberspace Law and Policy
Sports and the Law
The Rights of the Accused
Selected Topics in Law/Justice
Hate Crimes in the United States
Independent Research & Study
Honors Thesis in Law & Justice
Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Political Science
Politics of Law and Order
U.S. Constitutional Law
Civil Liberties in the U.S.
Courts, Judges and Politics
Psychology
Psychology and Law
Sociology
Youth and Crime
Introduction to Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, Corrections
Drugs, Crime &American Society
Gender and Criminal Justice
Law and Lawyers
White Collar & Corporate Crime
Punishment and Corrections
Police and American Society
Policing and Counter Terrorism
Race and Crime
B. Law Related Courses
Select four courses from the following disciplines. At least two disciplines must be represented.12
Students may choose two additional courses from Category A (Multidisciplinary Approaches to Law, Legal Issues, and Institutions) instead of Category B (Law-Related Courses).
Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communication Ethics
Argumentation and Debate
Management and Human Resources
Intro to Labor Relations
Philosophy
Ethics
Social Philosophy
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
Contemporary Ethics
Political Science
Race/Ethnicity in Amer Politic
Public Administration
Power in American Politics
Contemp Issues Amer Pub Policy
Urban Politics
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Sociology
Families
Deviance and Crime
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Cities And Suburbs
Power and Politics
Social Policy
C. Theory/Application
Select one of the following:3
Trial Advocacy
Criminal Justice Practice (formerly 207)
Conflict & Conflict Resolution
Internship in Law and Justice (recommended)
D. Law and Justice Senior Courses
Select one of the following:3
Law & Justice Senior Seminar
Independent Research & Study
Honors Thesis in Law & Justice
Total Credits36

Natural Science

Includes courses in the following disciplines: Biochemistry (BCH), Biology (BIO), Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS), Chemistry (CHE), Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences (GEO, ENV, MAR), Physics (PHY), Psychology (PSY 238, PSY 255, PSY 330, PSY 333, PSY 335, PSY 336PSY 345, PSY 365, PSY 382, PSY 385.

Natural Science Concentration with Health Administration Emphasis

18 credits within the Natural Science concentration or elsewhere in the program, unless otherwise noted.

Required Course
Introduction to Health Care
Category I
Select two of the following:6
The Pharmaceutical Industry 1
Healthcare Law,ethics & Polcy 1
Economics of Health Care Sys 1
Healthcare Marketing 1
Category II
Select three of the following:9
Life Science:Human Emphasis
Life Science:Genetics Emphasis
Life Science:Human Disease
Life Sci: Biol of Human Aging
Principles of Biology I
The Pharmaceutical Industry 1
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Life Science: Brain and Behavior
Behavioral Neuroscience
Chem and Contemporary Society
Global Persptvs Hlth & Illness
Population Healthcare Management
Health Administration Intern
Medical Ethics
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Drugs and Human Behavior
Psychology of the Family
Aging, Brain, and Cognition
Death, Dying and Suicide
Total Credits15
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These courses may only be used to fulfill the requirements of a single category.