Ramapo College is uniquely organized into Schools rather than
departments. Each School is composed of faculty members from
several related disciplines and each School projects its own
academic identity and thematic approach in the programs it sponsors.
The five Schools offering major programs are:
- Administration and Business
- American and International Studies
- Contemporary Arts
- Social Science and Human Services
- Theoretical and Applied Science.
All students associate with a particular School when they choose
a major, and thereby establish close contacts with faculty and
other students sharing similar interests. The choice of School
does not restrict the choice of courses, however. Ramapos
comprehensive General Education Program consists of courses
from every School, and students are encouraged to take minors
and/or other coursework from across the College.
The courses and requirements for each program are governed by
a convening group comprised of faculty members who teach in
the discipline area and led by a Convener. Some disciplines
are found in more than one School; therefore, faculty in convening
groups may be from more than one School.
Students who have chosen a major/minor or who are interested
in a certain program should consult with the appropriate Convener
and an advisor who is a member of that convening group. A list
of Conveners is available from each School and from the Advisement
More information concerning courses and disciplines may be found
in the Academic Course Descriptions section of this Catalog.