Mission and Purpose

The Heavin School of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the intellectual and professional development of our students. The School offers rigorous degree programs which provide students with significant depth and breadth of knowledge. Arts and Sciences degree programs feature an interdisciplinary approach to lifelong learning that is particularly important to those seeking management career paths in both government and private sector organizations. The Liberal Studies curriculum is designed to support management skills such as communications, writing, critical thinking and decision making.

The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies programs can be individually designed for learners who have interests in multiple areas of study. Students working in the Human Services field will find innovative degree programs which allow students working in their chosen profession to apply work experiences towards an academic program. The Human Services curriculum is designed to emphasize theory and practice. The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership prepares students to become effective school leaders in addition to preparing students interested in NJ Supervisor and Principal certification. All of the Heavin School’s degree programs provide students with flexible, high-quality learning experiences.

The Heavin School also offers a unique opportunity for those who wish to pursue a Masters degree at Thomas Edison State College. Students who have earned at least 99 credits towards their Baccalaureate degree may apply for provisional admission to a Thomas Edison State College graduate degree. Students can earn up to 9 credits that will concurrently satisfy both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.