Centenary College

Centenary is a community of learners distinguished by a diverse student body, a dedicated faculty and staff, and stimulating educational opportunities.

As the primary educational and cultural resource for northwest New Jersey, Centenary offers a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as non-degree courses for professional and personal development.

Centenary College is committed to enlarging its presence in the immediate and expanded geographic region through its quality undergraduate and graduate programs and by becoming:

* A model for student-centered, personalized, individually-focused education;
* An innovator in the integration of a quality liberal arts education with career preparation;
* A standard-bearer in internationalizing its campus and its programs;
* A pioneer in developing and implementing unparalleled service, such as community service initiatives;
* An acknowledged leader with its contemporary academic programs and its technology innovations.


United States

400 Jefferson Street
NJ 07840-9930
Phone: +1 (908) 852-1400 x.2203
Fax: 908-979-4297
Website: http://www.centenarycolle

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Location and Getting there

Centenary College - Main Campus
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
From Interstate 80 East or West: Take Exit 19 onto Route 517 South. Proceed five miles to the intersection with Route 46. Proceed straight through light onto Grand Avenue. After the softball field on your left, make immediate left turn into the student parking lot.
From Route 46 East or West: Proceed to the center of Hackettstown. Route 46 becomes Main Street. Follow to Main Street to Grand Avenue light and turn. After the softball field on your left, make immediate left turn into the student parking lot.
From Route 57 East: When Route 57 reaches Hackettstown, turn left onto Mountain Avenue. Follow Mountain Avenue to a four-way intersection. (A Shell gas station will be on the right.) Turn left on to Main Street. Follow Main Street to the Grand Avenue light and turn left. After the softball field on your left, make immediate left turn into the student parking lot.
From the South: Take the Garden State Parkway or New Jersey Turnpike (I95) to Interstate 287 North. Take Exit 22B Route 206 North. Stay on Route 206 North to Route 80 West. G...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

Communication and Fine Arts

Dept Head: Carl Wallnau, Associate Professor of Fine Arts/Department Chair
Dept Phone: +1 (908) 852-1400 x.2203
Dept Fax: 908-979-4297
Dept Email: communications@centenarycollege.edu
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm  

Information For  Undergraduates

If you have a passion for art, fashion, radio, video or the Web keep reading!
The Communication and Fine Arts Department offers its students two degree tracts:
• Bachelor of Arts degree
• Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
Centenary College is one of the few colleges the Northeast to offer B.A. degrees in Communications and Theatre Arts, and B.F.A. degrees in Art & Design, and Graphic Design & Multi-media Arts.
When you attend Centenary College you not only earn your Bachelor's degree, you also earn the credentials needed to turn your passion into a great career.
Our faculty is devoted to helping each student develop within their chosen academic area of concentration. Classes are small and individual attention is part of the overall academic environment. Degree programs combine the benefits of a strong liberal arts education with the special skills necessary for a student to develop mastery in his or her major.
Bachelor of Arts in Communications
The Communication major offers students a strong foundation in print and broadcast media. The challenging curriculum provides students with training in the journalistic tradition a...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Postgraduates

Graduate Degree Programs
Contact Information:

Graduate Studies Office
Phone: 877-236-4723 ext. 2072
Email: graduate@centenarycollege.edu
About our Programs

Centenary College Graduate students have a choice of educational options with which to pursue their studies. Students who wish to complete their degree in a traditional classroom environment can do so. All courses are held at the historic Hackettstown campus of Centenary College.

Students register for courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters. Students follow a traditional 15 week semester with classes being held in the evenings. Request more information here.

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Leadership and Public Administration

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Educational Leadership

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Special Education

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Information For  International Students

About our International Program

Centenary College has welcomed, nurtured, supported and educated generations of international students since it was founded in 1867. Relationships with sister colleges in the Far East date back to the mid-1980’s.

Today, students at both undergraduate and graduate levels come to Centenary from over 20 countries, making up almost 15% of the student population. As a nationally ranked small independent college, we offer international students a quality academic experience in a safe, suburban setting, with customized learning support and attention that is the hallmark of a Centenary education.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

Come study with Centenary. Take a good look at the programs we offer and the services we provide to create a truly exceptional experience for you.

Over 15% of Centenary Student body come from International Students. Centenary has had a strong international program for over 30 years.

Centenary offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs that meet the special needs of International Students.

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Welcome to the official Centenary Alumni Association webpage. Here you will learn all about the Association and the work they are doing on your behalf.

Student Life

Student activities, organizations and clubs are a great way to get involved on-campus.

At Centenary we believe that clubs and organizations can enhance your life and are as important to your college experience as your academic education. If you don’t see what you would like, contact us and perhaps you can start your own club on campus. That’s how many of these began in the first place.

The office of Student Activities is committed to keeping you involved and engaged!

Our office is responsible for offering the campus community programs designed to enhance the social, cultural, and recreational life at college. We are committed to providing a variety of opportunities for students to become involved in activities, programs, and student clubs and organizations. We are dedicated to offering our students programs and activities that compliment our College's Mission Statement and enhance our sense of community.

Our department organizes and offers a wide range of activities and services including:

* Campus BINGO
* Drive-In Movies
* Stress Release Week
* Monthly Comedy Nights
* DJ Dance Parties
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Student Testimonials

“I wholeheartedly encourage anyone seeking self-improvement and career enhancement to enroll in Centenary College’s Leadership and Public Administration program. The program integrates the talent, knowledge and skills of top quality professors as well as a diverse group of highly motivated students from both the public and private sectors…”

Edward S. Bietka – Employee of NJ
MA Leadership and Public Administration

“No other area school provides such small classes that are scheduled mostly in the evenings to help accommodate those grad students who are also working. The great benefit is the wonderful interaction and discussion between students and faculty that not only share but join together in the quest for knowledge…”

Betty Peters, Centenary College Graduate Student
MA English Literature

“Centenary College was my first choice for an MBA program because of its small class sizes, professors with professional business experience, a team approach to learning, and the high concentration of international students. Now, because of my education at Centenary, I have a successful career with one of t...  [ Read All ]

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