Academic Programs, Support Services and Regulations

Degree Requirements

Bachelor’s Degrees

The fundamental purpose of Monmouth University is to foster a love of learning and enable our graduates to enjoy a better quality of life and contribute to the greater health and well-being of all communities, human and natural. A Monmouth University undergraduate education provides an understanding of the world in which we live, the skills and knowledge needed to pursue further education and a career, an awareness of civic responsibility including the opportunities for service and leadership in the public interest, and the ability to engage in a lifetime of learning. Specific learning goals are embodied within the six categories described below.

Monmouth University students will be prepared to embark on a journey of lifelong learning and will:

  1. Be empowered with a mastery of practical and intellectual skills, including writing, reading, speaking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, technology, information literacy, and critical thinking;
  2. Be informed by knowledge of the natural and social sciences and basic forms of inquiry, including competence in basic research skills, scientific method, collaborative problem solving, and working in interdisciplinary groups;
  3. Have self-understanding based upon reflection, judgment, self-examination, independence of mind, and creativity;
  4. Have an understanding of the human experience based upon knowledge of history, culture, interdependence, equality, justice, diversity, commonality, and contemporary global affairs;
  5. Be responsible for ethics in social interactions, community involvement, and civic action; and
  6. Relate academic knowledge to broader life and career pursuits, and acquire a depth of knowledge in a major field.

All candidates for bachelor’s degrees must complete the General Education Requirements. (Transfer students should also refer to the General Education Transfer Equivalencies.) These requirements, generally satisfied in the first two years, provide foundations designed to enhance all major courses of study. During the first semester at Monmouth, all first-year students take First Year Seminar. This course, taught by full-time faculty on a variety of engaging topics, introduces students to university-level academic culture and its norms, values, and practices.

In the senior year, all students take an interdisciplinary perspectives course that affords the opportunity to explore a focused problem, topic, or issue. The ability to bring a variety of intellectual tools to complex problems is encouraged, and course formats include discussion and group projects.

Degree Programs

Monmouth University offers a variety of courses and programs at the undergraduate level. The curriculum provides for general education in the liberal arts and intensive study in one or more major disciplines. Classes are offered year-round during the day and in the evening. Candidates for bachelor’s degrees may select majors or concentrations from the following (for specific details, please see the appropriate school section):

Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean: Kenneth Womack, PhD

Completion of the following programs leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art with a Concentration in Photography
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • English with a Concentration in Creative Writing
  • Foreign Languages with a Concentration in Spanish
  • Foreign Languages with a Concentration in Spanish and Communication
  • Spanish and International Business
  • History
  • History-Political Science Interdisciplinary
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Music
  • Music with a Concentration in Music Industry
  • Political Science
  • Political Science with a Concentration in International Relations
  • Political Science with a Concentration in Legal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Completion of the following program leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree:

  • Homeland Security

Completion of the following programs lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree:

  • Fine Arts in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Animation
  • Fine Arts in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Graphic and Interactive Design

School of Science

Dean: Steven Bachrach, PhD

Completion of the following programs leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree:

  • Biology
  • Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry
  • Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry
  • Chemistry with a Concentration in Chemical Physics
  • Clinical Laboratory Science with a Concentration in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Computer Science with a Concentration in Advanced Computing
  • Computer Science with a Concentration in Applied Computing
  • Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Software Engineering

Leon Hess School of Business

Dean: Donald M. Moliver, PhD

Completion of the following program leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree:

  • Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting, Economics, Economics and Finance, Finance, Finance and Real Estate, International Business, Management and Decision Sciences, Marketing, Marketing and Management and Decision Sciences, or Real Estate

Completion of the following program leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree:

  • Spanish and International Business

School of Education

Dean: John E. Henning, PhD

Completion of the following programs leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree:

  • Education (elementary or secondary). Must be combined with a content major from Anthropology, Art, English, English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, Foreign Language with a Concentration in Spanish, History, History/Political Science, Music, or Political Science.
  • Education (elementary) Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators
  • Special Education Endorsement (elementary or secondary). Must be combined with a content major from Anthropology, English, English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, Foreign Language with a Concentration in Spanish, History, or Music and Education.

Completion of the following programs leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree:

  • Education (elementary or secondary). Must be combined with a content major from Biology, Chemistry, Health/Physical Education, or Mathematics.

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Dean: Janet Mahoney, PhD

Completion of the following program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree:

  • Nursing – (Pre-Licensure and RN to BSN)

Completion of the following programs leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree:

  • Health Studies
  • Health/Physical Education

School of Social Work

Dean: Robin Mama, PhD

Completion of the following program leads to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree:

  • Social Work