New Jersey City University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the William J. Maxwell College Arts and Sciences, the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, the College of Professional Studies, and the School of Business. In addition, interdisciplinary study and special certification programs are provided within each school.
Program descriptions, which appear later in this catalog, provide students with the general scope of study in each area. Certain elective courses are alternated on a semester and/or yearly basis so that a student will have a broad choice of courses.
The University offers undergraduate degree programs in liberal arts, education, and professional fields such as business administration, criminal justice, fire science, health sciences, nursing and professional security studies. Some undergraduate programs provide pre-professional preparation for careers that require advanced study, e.g., dentistry, medicine, or law. The liberal arts programs are sufficiently flexible so that students may develop a degree of competence for immediate employment by completing a block of professional/area courses in conjunction with liberal arts majors. The University also offers several joint degrees and programs with Rutgers University - The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), whereby students can graduate with either a joint degree from both institutions or a degree from New Jersey City University along with a certificate in a specialization.