Who we are:
The School of General Studies oversees the University curriculum's "commons," the place where students and faculty with various specializations explore the world of knowledge, ideas, and issues, often in an interdisciplinary way. For those whose personal goals or career aspirations are not met by an existing academic program, General Studies offers a Liberal Studies (B.A.) degree. This program allows students, with guidance of two faculty and the Dean of General Studies, to shape an interdisciplinary course of study that meets their needs and interests.
Hear a message from the Dean to learn more about the impact of our program.
How you can help:
Make an impact and a gift today by contributing to one of our General Studies priorities:
Tutoring Center - The Tutoring Center is two centers in one: The Writing Center and the Math Center. Both centers are staffed by undergraduate peer tutors recruited from the University at large. We see the Tutoring Center as an extension of the classroom experiences, supporting the efforts of the University’s faculty. At the core of our mission is the improvement of student performance across Stockton's curriculum.
Service-Learning and Civic Engagement - Are you looking to make a difference? Are you interested in building community relationships, becoming an engaged citizen, and the power of collaboration? If so, Stockton’s Office of Service-Learning offers a number of courses that allow students to interact with local communities and Atlantic City while you learn more about engagement and leadership.
The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center - The Center's mission is to commemorate the Holocaust and develop sensitivity and understanding by combating antisemitism, racism, hatred and oppression; to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the survivors, liberators, and eyewitnesses; to focus on the study of the Holocaust by fostering academic research and by serving as a repository for Holocaust materials including oral histories; to participate in educating future generations by sponsoring awareness programs and exhibits, by providing workshops and seminars to train those teaching the Holocaust, and by making available printed and audio-visual material to students, educators, and scholars; and to promote greater awareness of the Holocaust through special activities such as symposia and lectures.
MAHG & Genocide Prevention Certificate Program - Founded in 1998, the Master in Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) program was the first program of its kind in the country. The MAHG curriculum provides outstanding preparation for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree in the future, teachers, human rights professionals, museum curators, and others interested in the study of genocide. The first of its kind in the USA, the Online Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) is a new program developed with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) 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 ethical insights of liberal arts study. The MAHG program seeks funding primarily for scholarships for its graduate students.
Program Support - The School of General Studies strives to provide every student with an enriching experience. Program support provides the resources necessary to offer a well-rounded education.
Scholarships - The School of General Studies wants to continue to offer scholarships to deserving students who are focused on an interdisciplinary course of study that meets their needs and interests.