New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102
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Type: 4-year College or University
Dean of Freshman Studies
The Office of First Year Students supports new students --- freshmen and transfers --- in the completion of their first year of studies at NJIT. The dean works closely with faculty and students to resolve academic concerns or issues that may arise, and coordinates the freshman seminar. For further information, contact the Dean of First Year Students, (973) 596-2981.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
EOP provides access and comprehensive support services for populations traditionally underrepresented in the disciplines offered at NJIT. Services provided include academic and financial support, career and personal counseling to first-time, full-time freshmen, upper-class students and eligible transfer students who received EOP funding at their previous institutions. The program features support services such as scholarships, grants and loans; an intensive pre-freshman summer academic enrichment program that helps prepare students for success in their first year of college; and access to job and internship opportunities. Further information may be obtained from the EOP office in Campbell Hall, third floor, by calling (973) 596-3690, or by visiting the EOP home page at http://www.njit.edu/eop/index.php.
University Research Experience (URE)
The Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Program of EOP encourages students to include graduate and professional studies in their career planning and assists them in preparing for careers in academia by involving them in faculty guided and mentored research activities early in their undergraduate years. Assistance is also provided in the graduate admission process and identification of graduate financial aid. URE, established in September 1990, works in close collaboration with the Graduate Studies Office and the Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT. This close collaboration affords a number of graduate students the opportunity to finance their education through stipends received as teaching or research assistants on campus and in public schools. This partnership also assists in the encouragement of students to pursue teaching careers, particularly at the university level.
Air Force ROTC--Aerospace Studies
A commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force may be available to the student who completes the aerospace studies program on campus. Students in any bachelor's or master's degree program may pursue this option in conjunction with their normal academic studies. Additionally, students who are undecided about pursuing a career as an Air Force officer may take these courses to fill electives under special student status.
Students who seek a commission may participate in programs ranging from two to four years in length. The most comprehensive program consists of four academic years of AFROTC classes. The courses taken include AS 111 Foundation of the US Air Force and AS 112 The Air Force Today II, introductory courses that explore the mission and organizational structure of the US Air Force; AS 221 Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power and AS 222 Air Power Key To Deterence, the study of the evolution of air power from its earliest beginnings through the present, emphasizing historical events and their impact on the development and deployment of air power; AS 333 Leadership and Management I and AS 334 Leadership and Management II, the study of the concepts and skills required by the successful manager and leader, focusing on organizational and personal ethics, communicative skills, and managerial strategy viewed in the context of the military; and AS 443 National Security Affairs/Prep Act and AS 444 Preparation for Active Duty, a survey of a broad range of topics concerning American civil and military relations and the environment in which US defense policy is formulated, including the role of the professional officer in a democratic society, the requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces, a special study of military justice and its effect on citizenship and preparation for active duty.
The four-year program requires students to participate in leadership laboratory held on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.; departmental approval is required. This program also has a field training requirement of four weeks.
Programs of fewer than four years in length require a six-week field training session. During field training, which normally occurs the summer between the sophomore and junior years, students are placed in a variety of leadership positions and are given the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership, managerial, organizational, and physical skills. Upon returning to school for a fall semester, the students resume their aerospace studies with AS 333 Leadership and Management I, followed by AS 334 Leadership and Management II, AS 443 National Security Affairs/Prep Act, and AS 444 Preparation for Active Duty as described above. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Aerospace Studies, (973) 596-3626.
Cooperative Education and Internships
Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internship programs offer students the opportunity, prior to graduation, to gain work experience that is related to their major. The Co-op Program provides students with an experiential and applications approach to education. Co-op is available to matriculated students in all majors. The program enhances the education of the student with the introduction of up to two full-time work experiences during which up to 6 additive or degree credits can be earned. In some majors, co-op may be taken on a part-time work schedule.
Co-op enables students to examine a professional field through employment in a major-related job. All co-op students earn a salary that can help defray college and other expenses. Co-op work experiences are scheduled after the completion of the sophomore year; for architecture students, after the completion of the junior year. Requirements for admission into the Co-op Program include good academic standing and a GPA of at least 2.2. Architecture students are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA for admission into the Co-op Program. Full-time undergraduate students completing a full-time co-op work assignment may register for only two courses in addition to their co-op course.
Descriptions for undergraduate co-op work experience courses (Co-op Work Experience I and Co-op Work Experience II) are found in the course listings of the departments offering them. See the list below.