School of General Studies
Degree Programs: Undergraduate degrees are offered in Liberal Studies. Minors are offered in Africana Studies, Digital Literacy, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Global Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Writing. A Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is also offered.
Dean’s Notes: The School of General Studies constitutes the interdisciplinary “commons” through which students achieve the breadth in liberal arts, a requisite for Stockton students. Sometimes a single degree program doesn’t satisfy a student’s academic goals. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (LIBA) is an accommodation that offers versatility. LIBA enables students to design a complete 128-credit program suited to their individual needs and plans.
The Freshman Seminar program ensures an appropriate academic introduction for firstsemester freshmen by giving them the chance to develop relationships and connections with their professors and fellow students. The seminars offer a variety of co-curricular events, lectures and additional experiences to engage students during their first year at Stockton.
Based on their SAT/ACT scores, new freshmen may be placed into the First Year Studies (FRST) program. Small classes and seasoned faculty specifically designated to teach FRST courses help to ease the transition from high school to the university.
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, a joint project of Stockton and the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is located on the second floor of the university’s library. Since its inception in 1990, the center has grown to be among the most prominent in the country and is internationally known. Its activities reach approximately 55,000 people each year, and they are closely aligned with undergraduate and graduate programs, further underscoring the centrality of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In April 2009, the center was formally dedicated and named after Stockton trustee and area businessman Leo Schoffer’s parents, Holocaust survivors.
The Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC), a new program taught completely online, was developed by the Master of Arts
and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) in 2015 to meet the need for
extended specialized training among professionals in government, the military, the business sector and non-governmental organizations
around the world. The aim of the program is to offer rigorous instruction in frameworks of and strategies for genocide prevention based
on the ethical insights of liberal arts study. It is the first graduate certificate program of its kind, both in the United States and globally.
In September 2011, the Azeez Foundation donated the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage to Stockton. The museum is a
teaching center focusing on learning about the past, exchanging ideas in the present, and working toward a harmonious future by
learning about multi-culturalism and prejudice reduction. On display in the museum is the history of the 19th-century wave of immigration to Woodbine, N.J., including the story of the Russian Jewish immigrants who settled there.
In 2013, Stockton opened its first instructional site in Cape May County at Anne Azeez Hall. The $1,146,545 addition to the Sam Azeez
Museum, located at 610 Washington Ave., is a 2,800-square-foot facility with two state-of-the-art, electronic classrooms.
The Office of Service-Learning provides students with an opportunity to experience community-based, “out of classroom” work tied
to an academic course.
Through the Writing Program and Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum (QUAD) programs and the five-category General
Studies curriculum, all students are guaranteed an education with depth and breadth. One-on-one and group peer tutoring is available
through the Writing and Math Centers, both located in lower J-Wing. Students seeking help with assignments, projects and test
preparation are encouraged to take advantage of this free first-come, first-served assistance.
School of General Studies, Dean Robert Gregg, J-102
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
609.652.4542 • 609.626.5543 (fax)
Website: stockton.edu/gens • E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org