UAA Departments

Undergraduate Academic Affairs supports all students at Rutgers University regardless of academic home, interests, goals, class level, and ability. The various offices within UAA exists to help students persist in their studies, advance their learning, and prepare them for excellence beyond graduation.

Departments within UAA include:

  • Aresty Research Center: Our Center assists students in learning about the process of research, identifying faculty mentors or projects, defining goals, seeking funding for a project, and presenting their findings to the university and the general public.
  • Byrne Seminars: Our one-credit seminars offer first-year students the chance to experience the excitement of original research as faculty members share their curiosity, their intellectual passion, and how they develop new ideas and fields of knowledge.
  • First-Year Interest Group Seminars: Our signature program offers incoming students a unique opportunity to learn about specific topical areas from successful upper-class students and discover the wide array of resources available to members of the Rutgers community.
  • Learning Centers: We are more than just a place to study. Our peer tutoring, academic coaching, writing assistance, and study group facilitation services create learning environments aimed to support student learning and provide enrichment opportunities for students seeking to enhance their academic careers.
  • Office of Distinguished Fellowships: Our services assist students in all stages of the application process for distinguished national fellowships and awards and provide support and guidance through the application and interview process.
  • Office of Educational Enrichment: We provides opportunities for students to learn through a wide range of enrichment activities including visiting historic landmarks, attending public lectures, taking class excursions, touring top museums, listening to dynamic guest speakers, and much more.
  • Pre-Law Advising: We counsel students interested in preparing for admission to law school. We use the expression "pre-law" as a way to describe all training, studies, and experience which precede formal law study. A library of law school catalogs and resource materials are available, as are statistics about applications and acceptances to law school. 
  • Student Access & Educational Equity: Programs like Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science offered through our office provide a supportive and educational resource to assist students in navigating the college admissions process. Our services and activities foster the student's understanding of what is required to succeed in college. 
  • University Career Services: Our office is committed to assisting all students - first-year to graduate students - with connecting academic experiences and career paths. We build relationships with employers and graduate schools to optimize internship and career opportunities while also assisting students to make meaning of co-curricular experiences that will make them competitive in future pursuits.