NCAS Special Programs

 

Dual-Enrollment and Partnership Programs with Area Secondary Schools

McNair High School  The Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) has partnered with McNair Academic High School in the Jersey City School District for more than 15 years to enable qualified seniors at McNair to take History (Western Civilization I and II), Psychology (Principles of Psychology I and II), or Economics (Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics) courses taught by Rutgers instructors at Rutgers University–Newark via distance learning. Tuition is made affordable through aid provided by NCAS. Students simultaneously earn credit toward the completion of their high school diplomas as well as college credit that is transferrable to Rutgers or any other institution of higher education, starting them on the path to earning their college degree while still in high school.

Kearny High School  NCAS has partnered with Kearny High School in the Kearny School District for the past 5 years to enable qualified seniors to take Planet Earth, a 4-credit lab-based Geology course offered by NCAS’ Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Tuition is made affordable through aid provided by NCAS. Students simultaneously earn credit toward the completion of their high school diplomas as well as college credit that is transferrable to Rutgers or any other institution of higher education, starting them on the path to earning their college degree while still in high school.

St. Benedict’s Preparatory High School  NCAS has recently partnered with St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ to enable qualified juniors and seniors to take NCAS courses on campus at Rutgers University–Newark. Tuition is made affordable through aid provided by NCAS. Students simultaneously earn credit toward the completion of their high school diplomas as well as college credit that is transferrable to Rutgers or any other institution of higher education, starting them on the path to earning their college degree while still in high school.

 


 

Pre-College Education Programs

NCAS is proud to be home to a variety of pre-college preparatory programs housed in our Academic Foundations Center. These programs are designed to support economically and/or educationally disadvantaged secondary- and middle-school students who have the talent and desire to pursue a college education. These programs simultaneously introduce students to the college environment and enable them to enhance the essential writing, quantitative, and critical-thinking skills they need to succeed in pursuing their educational and career goals.

Visit our Pre-College Education Programs here.

 


 

Accelerated B.A./M.D. Program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

NCAS hosts an accelerated, 7-year joint B.A./M.D. program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Through this program, highly qualified high-school students can simultaneously apply and be admitted to both NCAS and NJMS as rising freshmen, allowing them to complete their M.D.s on an accelerated, cost-effective timeframe. All students who are accepted into the highly competitive B.A./M.D. program are also admitted to the Honors College at Rutgers University–Newark, providing them access to a host of additional experiential-based educational opportunities. Students who are currently enrolled as freshmen in NCAS can also apply to take advantage of this unique educational program.

Visit our Accelerated B.A./M.D. Program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School here.

 


 

Degree-Completion Programs: NCAS Off-Campus Majors

Students who have completed 2-year degrees at one of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges can complete NCAS degrees in Psychology, Social Work, or Journalism—not only on our campus here in Newark but also at one of Rutgers’ Higher Education Centers. NCAS’ B.A. in Psychology is available at the Rutgers Higher Education Centers in Freehold in partnership with Brookdale Community College, in Raritan at Raritan County Community College, and in Randolph at County College of Morris. Students can also pursue NCAS’ B.A. in Journalism and B.S.W. in Social Work in Freehold. Students who take classes on campus can also take courses offered through our off-campus programs, creating more flexibility and a greater variety of educational options.

 


 

Joint-Degree Programs with the School of Health-Related Professions in the
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Division

NCAS students can now take advantage of a host of professional allied health–degree programs. In these programs, students acquire a strong foundation in the liberal arts through the completion of NCAS’ core curriculum, second concentration, and liberal arts prerequisite courses. They then apply to transfer into a professional major program at SHRP, typically during their junior year. Students can earn joint-degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Information Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology, Medical Imaging Sciences, and Health Sciences, with specializations in Aging and Health Advocacy.

Visit the School of Health-Related Professions here.