William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences

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William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences

William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences

The William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at New Jersey City University. The College helps students reach their career goals through an intellectually rigorous education that cultivates an appreciation for lifelong learning.

NJCU's urban campus is just minutes from New York City via public transportation, offering students easy access to expand upon their classroom education in one of the world's most culturally rich metropolitan areas.  The University encourages students to take advantage of the arts, cultural, and educational experiences throughout the rich and diverse communities within Jersey City, named one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.  There is truly no better locale from which to study the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

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William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences

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You can choose a degree program from one of our academic departments, or select the General Studies Program that allows you to work with faculty to choose the coursework that's right for your interests and career goals.

An arts and sciences education shapes graduates who are successful in the workplace as critical thinkers and problem-solvers who value diversity of thought and ideas. The students who choose our college are thoughtful, curious, and eager to learn, and their inquisitiveness is matched by our dedicated faculty.

The College of Arts and Sciences faculty members are committed to creating an educational experience that celebrates the diversity of our students' strengths, backgrounds and aspirations. We take a student-centered approach to teaching and learning by developing engaging, interactive coursework and recruiting faculty who are passionate about teaching. Traditional and non-traditional students will feel at home in our inclusive, welcoming learning environment.

The College of Arts and Sciences at NJCU is the next step in building a career you love. Contact us today to talk to a faculty member or an advisor about how you can reach your goals through an educational experience that will enrich your life.


First Generation Resources

At New Jersey City University, we take pride in supporting first-generation students.


Contact Us

Dr. Scott Mittman ( smittman@njcu.edu )
Dean (Interim)

Sarah Ambrose-Roman ( sroman1@njcu.edu )
Executive Assistant to the Dean, Student Affairs

Paul Robertson ( probertson@njcu.edu )
Finance and Operations Manager

Susan Iwanowski ( siwanowski@njcu.edu )
Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Moore ( cmoore2@njcu.edu )
Administrative Assistant