From the Desks of our Academic Deans
From the Desk of...Dean Lisa Honaker
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of Arts & Humanities
Dear Prospective Student:
Your interest in the Arts and Humanities tells us you want to study what you love. I’m here to tell you that in doing so, you will get the skills you need to succeed in life after college.
ARHU programs will reward your passionate engagement with their subject matter by developing your abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and find creative solutions to complex problems.
Further, our faculty will give you opportunities to expand and apply your knowledge beyond the classroom. Working closely with accomplished artists in the Performing and Visual Arts, you’ll discover innovative learning opportunities through our Dance Company Residencies, partnership with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Broadway Arts/TV Sitcom Labs, Design for Community Partners projects and Noyes Museum and African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey internships. Communication Studies will offer you opportunities to host your own radio show on Stockton’s WLFR.fm, gain hands-on production experience working on one of the three local television programs Stockton produces in its HDTV studio, or get additional industry experience through our award-winning student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
If you are interested in Languages and Culture Studies, you’ll get to participate in exciting study abroad programs, on-campus cultural events, and real-world translation projects. Literature, History, and Philosophy will offer you opportunities to do faculty-assisted archival research for publication and for presentation at regional, national, and even international conferences.
Many of the projects and extracurricular experiences you’ll be able to participate in are interdisciplinary, offering additional perspectives and frames of reference to enhance learning. In addition to research and presentation opportunities mentioned above, both Africana Studies and the MA in American Studies program will let you tailor your degree to your individual goals. Internships at historical societies and museums, and with the South Jersey Culture & History Center, the Stockton Text Center, and the Pappas Center for Interdisciplinary Hellenic Studies offer opportunities to apply and enhance classroom skills. You will also find good value in our recently launched 5-year dual degree program in Literature (BA)/American Studies (MA).
The arts and humanities are at the heart of what it takes to thrive and to make effective change in the world. Let us help you chart your path. Check out our test-optional admissions policy and apply today.
Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities
View our ARHU Fall 2020 Open House video!
From the Desk of...Dean Claudine Keenan
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of Education
Dear Prospective Student,
Your interest in becoming a teacher already indicates that you believe in nurturing the potential for success in all learners. At Stockton, our School of Education shares your dedication, welcoming all future teachers to a unique learning environment, designed to strengthen your academic success from day one.
Although the New Jersey Department of Education continues to require standardized test scores for all future teachers, our university’s test-optional admissions has made it possible for Education faculty to work with every future teacher as the individual learner that you are: we pre-assess your strengths and challenges, then lay out a 100% personalized schedule of classes just for you. We assign you to a faculty mentor who is also dedicated to adjusting your plan as your strengths develop over time.
To complement the wide range of introductory writing and math courses that our University offers to all students, Education faculty have designed highly successful courses like Praxis Math and Praxis Reading & Writing series. These courses specifically prepare future teachers to begin their fieldwork as they transition from sophomore to junior year, from university-based courses to P-12 school-based internship placements. What’s more, you will earn a content major that prepares you for the subjects and grade levels you want to teach, and you will concentrate on Education courses to earn your B.A. degree with certification – all achievable within the same four-year time-to-degree.
Dr. Claudine Keenan, Dean of the School of Education
View our EDUC Fall 2020 Open House video!
From the Desk of...Dean Peg Slusser
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of Health Sciences
Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in the School of Health Sciences! At Stockton, we pride ourselves on a student-centered curriculum and provide rich and exciting learning opportunities in our classrooms and laboratories as well as in healthcare-related settings throughout our region. Our graduates are ready to collaborate with each other, whether in acute care, community, or global settings.
Our undergraduate students can choose from degree programs in nursing, exercise science, public health, or health sciences (with concentrations in pre-communication disorders, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, or general). We also offer a 5-year-dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in health science (BSHS) and a Master of Science in physician assistant studies (MSPA) in coordination with Thomas Jefferson University.
The School of Health Sciences is located in the newly constructed John F. Scarpa Health Sciences Center on our main campus in Galloway. We are home to a state-of-the art interprofessional simulation center, Anatomage suite, and innovative practice laboratories. Our Speech and Hearing Clinic offers a practice setting for students within our communication disorders concentration. Our students also learn through participation in course-related service-learning activities serving Atlantic City and local communities.
The programs offered within the School of Health Sciences can be your gateway to the vast and expanding field of health care. The opportunities are endless. Check out our test-optional admissions policy and apply today.Meet your future at Stockton.
Dr. Peg Slusser, Dean of the School of Health Sciences
View our HLTH Fall 2020 Open House video!
From the Desk of...Dean Marissa Levy
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Dear Prospective Student,
Your interest in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBL) tells me you want to study humans – their origins, relationships, decision-making and how they connect to the community and the world. I’m here to tell you that studying at Stockton will allow you to build your skills in EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) as well as IQ. Clear writing and critical thinking, when combined with any degree in a SOBL field, provide graduates with the tools to communicate effectively, empathize, and neutralize conflict. These characteristics – those of a strong and compassionate leader – will enhance your success in any career you choose.
SOBL programs in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology & Anthropology will provide you with the foundational curriculum to be successful in each of these fields, while also providing the flexibility of a liberal arts degree, allowing you to explore a minor (these are just four housed in SOBL alone: Behavioral Neuroscience, Childhood Studies, Gerontology, and Victimology and Victim Services), a semester in Washington, DC, or a semester abroad.
Further, our faculty will give you opportunities to expand and apply your knowledge beyond the classroom. Working closely with faculty in our Centers and Research Labs gives students an opportunity to explore and learn specialized research techniques. Our research opportunities include hands-on tasks in the classroom, in our labs, and with our community partners and involve working with children, working in local or state agencies, studying brain health and lifestyle, and investigating and mitigating the impacts of aging – among many, many more. For the forensics-minded, we also offer tracks in both forensic psychology and forensic investigation that boast access to the polygraph lab for coursework and research, a newly remodeled forensic investigations lab, outdoor crime scene lab, and the opportunity to work with faculty in our summer Stockton CSI camp for high school students. If you are interested in graduate-level work, check out our time and cost-saving accelerated dual BA/MA program in criminal justice.
Graduates with degrees in social and behavioral sciences are the change-makers of the future. From political scientists to economists and anthropologists to psychologists – students in these fields are socially conscious and well-rounded critical thinkers.
Sincerely,Dr. Marissa Levy, Dean of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
View our SOBL Fall 2020 Open House video!
From the Desk of...Dean Alphonso Ogbuehi
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of Business
Dear Prospective Student,
As you prepare to make one of the most important decisions about your future college, I’d like to share why you should consider Stockton University’s School of Business. First and foremost, our commitment is to prepare students to become successful and visionary leaders.
Here are several more reasons you should choose Stockton University’s School of Business:
- International Accreditation
Our global standard of accreditation differentiates us from other business schools around the world. Our accreditation by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) means you are getting a world-class program with a focus on excellence and improvements in our undergraduate and graduate business programs. Only about 5% percent of business schools in the world are AACSB accredited. The Stockton School of Business is accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by AACSB International.
- Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Our rigorous liberal arts undergraduate foundation prepares students for the ever-changing local, regional and global workplace. Our goal is to offer high quality, innovative business programs that inspire and engage our students while providing a distinctive, long-lasting foundation for life-long learning.
Undergraduate programs include:
- Business Analytics
- Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Financial Planning
- Management, Tourism, and Event Management
Graduate Programs include:
- MBA in Healthcare Administration and Leadership (MBA HAL)
- MBA with Concentrations in:
- Business Analytics
- Forensic Accounting
- Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management
- Centers and Institutes
The Stockton School of Business is home to the Lloyd Levenson Institute for Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism (LIGHT) as well as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Both LIGHT and the SBDC focus their efforts and activities on hospitality leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship, and economic development. Together, they impact learning by providing an opportunity for students, faculty and community members to network and collaborate through public lectures, conferences, development programs and much more throughout New Jersey and beyond.
- Small and Interactive Classes
With a focus on interactive curriculum and small class sizes, Stockton offers students highly personalized attention from a dedicated faculty, 90% of whom possess doctoral degrees or the highest qualifications their fields. Our small class sizes ensure an engaged, student-centered learning environment that encourages one-on-one discussions and mentoring.
- World-Renowned Faculty
The Stockton School of Business boasts a distinguished faculty made up of scholars, teachers and authors with nationalities from more than 20 countries. With more than 100 intellectual contributions each year in recognized journals and leading conferences, we take pride in being a teaching-focused institution with impactful engagements at the intersection of theory and practice.
- Experiential Learning and Job Readiness
You will have several opportunities to engage in experiential learning through our outstanding internships, independent study/research, co-ops and study abroad opportunities. These opportunities allow students to fully immerse and engage with local and global businesses and prepare students to be well-rounded and highly marketable in a competitive marketplace.
- Excellent Location
Located in southern New Jersey, we are about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, and three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area. The Stockton School of Business is housed both in our beautiful and tranquil suburban setting in Galloway as well as on the edge of Atlantic City’s magnificent Boardwalk, which houses all our MBA programs. In addition, Stockton University Atlantic City’s oceanfront campus provides students with easy access to internships and job opportunities.
- Outstanding Academic Advising
Stockton University has a long history of excellent academic advising and outstanding faculty-student relationships that endure beyond graduation. Our preceptorial advising system allows students to become more familiar with their instructors over the course of their collegiate career at Stockton University
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the Stockton’s School of Business and the various ways we can help you achieve your career and professional goals. Join us for an adventure in business learning and technology. Check out our test-optional admissions policy, and apply today!
Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Dean of the School of Business
View our BUSN Fall 2020 Open House Video!
School of General Studies (GENS)
From the Desk of...Dean Robert Gregg
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of General Studies
Dear Prospective Student,
While you may not yet know what you want to major in when you go to a university, we at Stockton are here to help you decide and then progress towards a major and a career that you will find fulfilling.
The School of General Studies is aware that many students who arrive at Stockton are either undecided about what they would like to study or will change their minds after they have started. That is why we provide you with the support you need to secure a strong foundation for whatever direction you take, and why, equally importantly, we have created a curriculum that makes it easy for you to move from one major to another.
Regarding the support Stockton provides, we have an excellent First-Year Studies curriculum (FRST) that will ensure that by the end of your second semester, you will be prepared in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and writing to succeed in whatever major you select. We also have a strong First-Year Seminar program that will introduce you to Stockton, while also teaching you about a particular topic of importance. This will be the first of many small classes that you will take at Stockton, which will give you the opportunity to work closely with faculty members, one of whom may inspire you to undertake a particular major. The preparation that Stockton provides results in a very strong retention rate for the University, higher than most other public universities nationwide.
In addition, you will have a great many opportunities in your first year to explore the curriculum. Whereas doing this at another university might put you behind schedule for graduation, at Stockton we value and encourage exploration; having created a structure with General Studies courses and elective courses “at-some-distance” from your major, we help you learn about and possibly change majors relatively easily. At Stockton you can remain on schedule for graduation, even if you take a semester abroad or a semester in our Washington Internship Program. This is one of the many reasons why our four- and six-year graduation rates are much higher than most comparable universities. You will be assigned your own preceptor, or advisor, who will assist you in making your academic decisions, and we provide an excellent advising tool, Degree Works, that facilitates the process of changing your major and keeping track of graduation requirements easily.
We believe that every student can succeed at Stockton, that you will be challenged educationally, and you will continue to grow intellectually so that you can join the ranks of the great many alumni in our region and beyond who have gone on to graduate schools and into employment in all the sectors of our economy.
Dr. Robert Gregg, Dean of the School of General Studies
View our GENS Fall 2020 Open House video!
From the Desk of...Dean Peter Straub
Why You Should Choose Stockton's School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS) at Stockton University. We pride ourselves on a student-centered curriculum and provide learning opportunities in the classroom, lab, and in the field. Many NAMS faculty have active research programs and invite you to participate in on-campus research or off-campus internship opportunities. You can choose from degree programs in biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, geology, marine science, mathematics, physics and sustainability. Many degrees offer the option of a teaching certificate concurrently with the Stockton School of Education. Stockton also offers dual-degree programs in engineering, medical technology, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, and Doctor of Pharmacy with our partner universities, as well as a dual BS/Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in environmental science at Stockton. You can also obtain a certificate in geographic information systems or energy studies.
NAMS has recently opened new laboratories and facilities for animal and plant growth with the opening of the Unified Science Laboratories phase I and II. These laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation including, but not limited to: an atomic force microscope in physics, a 400 MHz NMR in chemistry, a suite of genetic analyzers in biology/biochemistry, a makers-workshop for sustainability and geographic information systems (GIS) computer labs in environmental science. NAMS also maintains a Marine Field Station with dockside laboratories, oceanographic vessels and access to the bays and ocean. In addition, our greater than 2,000-acre campus is used as a natural environmental laboratory with areas set aside for wetlands conservation, lakes, an arboretum and an organic and sustainable farm. NAMS also supports the Harold Taylor Observatory and the Stockton Coastal Research Center.
Graduates with degrees in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics may join the workforce as laboratory technicians, field scientists and policy makers in government or private industry, or are prepared to seek additional graduate and professional training for careers as academic or corporate research scientists, medical professionals (MD, DO, D.D.S., D.C.) and technology entrepreneurs.
Dr. Peter Straub, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics