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  • Students need to declare a major by the time they earn 60 credits, but are encouraged to do so sooner. In many majors it is important to get started on the sequence of required courses so that you have time and credits available for internships, global and experiential learning courses, undergraduate research, and other capstone courses. Aim to declare your major by the time you’ve earned 30 credits.

  • Students are admitted to one of the four undergraduate schools at RU-N: School of Arts & Sciences – Newark, School of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs & Administration, and Rutgers Business School. If you are interested in declaring a major in a different school, you will need to complete the school-to-school transfer process.

  • Students in the School of Arts & Sciences – Newark (SASN), the School of Criminal Justice (SCJ), and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) are required to develop a second concentrated academic focus, which may be a second major, a minor, or another academic focus such as the Honors College or the Honors Living-Learning Community. See the Rutgers Undergraduate Catalog for details.

    Students enrolled in Rutgers Business School – Newark are welcome to add a minor outside of the business school, but they are not required to do so.

  • It’s never too early to start working with a career coach in the Career Development Center or the Office of Career Management (for RBS students). We encourage students to start working with a career coach in their first semester to begin the process of formulating a career plan and to put the pieces in place for post-graduation goals. Career coaching is free! Appointments can be scheduled in advance or students can drop-in in-person or virtually. See links to each office on this page.