BA – Frequently Asked Questions

Application/Admission Process

How do I apply to become a Public and Nonprofit Administration Major?
Students are admitted to the major in Public and Nonprofit Administration in keeping with the standard admissions requirements for programs at Rutgers University-Newark. Transfer students who have earned an associate's degree from an accredited institution are eligible for Lampitt designation. It is expected that some students will be pursuing double majors, i.e. the public and nonprofit administration major with some other corresponding major that may relate to the student's academic or professional interest. Additionally, students may also wish to take advantage of existing 5-year programs at Rutgers University-Newark such as the Joint BA/MPA or BS/MPA.

What is Lampitt designation?
Students who are admitted to SPAA after successfully completing an AA or AS degree from a New Jersey community college in January 2005 or thereafter, and who have completed the required general education curriculum as a part of their degree, will have the degree credits transfer fulfilling the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree. The credits taken at the community college awarding the degree are accepted for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 62-65 credits. For further information see FAQ by AA/AS Degree Holders from NJ Community Colleges.

When can I apply for the Public and Nonprofit Administration Major?
University standards recommend that students declare their major at the beginning of their junior year/third year. Students interested in the Public and Nonprofit Administration major may declare their major as early as their freshman/first year of study.

Can I declare Public and Nonprofit Administration as a Minor?
Yes – any undergraduate major can declare Public and Nonprofit Administration as a minor if admitted before Fall 2012. First-year students admitted for Fall 2012 into Rutgers Business School (RBS) or School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) are highly recommend to see your advisor before declaring Public and Nonprofit Administration as a minor. Transfer Students admitted for Fall 2014 into RBS or SCJ should consult the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs before declaring Public and Nonprofit Administration as a minor.

How do I declare Public and Nonprofit Administration as my major or minor?

  1. Schedule a meeting with the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs to discuss the major and/or minor requirements.
  2. Complete a Declaration or Change of Major/Minor form with the Assistant Dean's signature.
  3. Take the signed Declaration or Change of Major/Minor form to the Rutgers University-Newark Registrar’s office located in Blumenthal Hall on the 3rd floor.

Program Costs

How much does the program cost?
Tuition and fee charges are determined by the Board of Governors annually in mid-July. See Program Cost/Financial Aid for current costs and fees.

Registration/Advisement

Who can I see about course advisement and registration issues?
Undergraduate students see the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs for registration questions and advisement. Advisement is provided by appointment only. See Registration/Advisement for more information.

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