Attention, College and HS Students, Adult Learners: Get Ahead, Expand Your Horizons Through Courses at Rutgers University, Newark, This Summer

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What kinds of people trade lazy summer days for hours spent learning a new language, debating political issues, taking field trips to museums or geological sites, or reading Arabic literature in translation?  People looking for a competitive edge: high school students getting a jump on college courses; adult learners interested in career advancement or personal development; college students hoping to graduate early and beat competitors into the job market.  Increasing numbers of enterprising college and high school students, as well as adult learners, are taking advantage of summer courses at Rutgers University in Newark, a university that is both internationally recognized and individually focused.

Summer is also an opportunity to try never-offered classes or unusual ways to learn. For instance, students in “American Studies in the Public Square,” won’t simply sit in a classroom for six weeks; they also will participate in a  scavenger hunt/walking tour through downtown Newark, identifying the many ways that the arts and humanities impact the city’s civic life, notes Professor Mark Krasovic.  And instead of turning in a final paper, each will design a public project that showcases some aspect of public humanities, such as a walking tour of Newark’s restaurants that reveals the city’s ethnic and racial history and cultures, or an online art and photo exhibit showing Newark’s evolving cityscape over the centuries.  

Rutgers in Newark offers both day and evening courses, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in nearly 40 fields of study, ranging from business to economics to social work.  Online courses are available, and most courses are web-enhanced with the Blackboard Course Management System.  Various summer sessions run May 31-Aug. 17.  Registration deadlines are available online at:  Tuition for summer session is on a per-credit basis; see for details.

Courses are available to visiting students from any college, and to adult learners.  Due to Rutgers’ national reputation visiting students can be confident their courses will transfer to their home institutions.  For high-achieving high school students, the Rutgers-Newark Summer Scholars Program is the ticket to a head-start on college credits and an early exposure to the college experience.

Summer Sessions classes meet at an average of two -four times per week in small classes on a campus easily accessible by multiple forms of transportation.  All students enrolled in summer session are given full access to campus facilities such as its libraries, the Paul Robeson Campus Center, computer labs, and the Golden Dome Athletic Center, which includes a pool, tennis courts, a 7,000-square-foot fitness center and racquetball courts. 

 For additional information on Summer Sessions at Rutgers in Newark: 973/353-5112, or go to  


Rutgers-Newark is home to the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College, the Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, the School of Law-Newark, the College of Nursing, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and extensive research and outreach centers, including the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Approximately 12,000 students are currently enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the 38-acre downtown Newark campus.