Ramapo College is 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 as follows:
- 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 composed of faculty members who teach in the discipline area and led by a convener.
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 Center.
More information concerning courses and disciplines may be found in the Academic Course Descriptions section of this Catalog.
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At Ramapo, most classes are small to moderate in size. Students are expected to participate actively in their coursework and maintain regular and prompt attendance. A syllabus that outlines expectations and responsibilities is normally distributed during the first week of class. The academic year is made up of two semesters Spring and Fall. Each semester the College provides some 900 course sections representing about 500 different courses. Classes are scheduled Monday through Saturday.
Summer Session at Ramapo College provides opportunities for Ramapo students and visiting students to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and Study Abroad opportunities.
Summer study allows students to investigate new areas of knowledge, take advantage of cooperative education placements or internships, supplement degree programs, complete program requirements, and explore the world. More than 200 classes and some 10 Study Abroad programs are offered during two regular five-week sessions, two three-week mini sessions, one ten-week Saturday session, and various Study Abroad calendars.
For questions regarding Summer Session registration, contact the Registrar by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramapo College seeks to attract students with a variety of religious beliefs. While the State of New Jersey only recognizes certain days of religious observance as State holidays, the faculty of the College will help students whose religious observances come at other times to meet their academic obligations. Whenever possible, tests are not scheduled for those religious holidays and students are assisted in making up any work, including tests, that they missed by being absent from class.
It is the students responsibility to notify a faculty member within the first three weeks of the semester if any class session will be missed due to religious observance and make the appropriate arrangements.
Where to Turn for Specific Information
World Wide Web: www.ramapo.edu
Telephone Listing - Area Code (201):
Main Switchboard: 684-7500
Security: 684-7432 - Security TTY: 684-7011
Snow Closing: 236-2902
Telephone Numbers for Specific School Offices
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