The HLLC’s specialized pathway programs help build the academic knowledge and essential skills in a carefully constructed program designed to move students successfully through their years in an undergraduate degree program towards a chosen field or graduate studies.

Cultural Citizenship & Engagement (Humanities)

  • This specialized academic pathway that identifies, cultivates and supports HLLC scholars’ interest in public and traditional humanities fields. The humanities can be broadly defined as academic disciplines that help to deepen our understanding of the human condition and experience over time.   
  • Humanities elective courses investigate differences between cultures and communities around the world and across time, consider the ways culture is made and received, or unveil the undercurrents that have shaped history.
  • Scholars pursuing this pathway are also eligible for the Clement A. Price Humanities Scholars Program:
    • Individualized mentoring and support for students with an interest in pursuing graduate school and careers in the Humanities (Professoriate, Cultural Arts Institutions, Educational Institutions, etc.)
    • Paid research fellowships & summer internships, career opportunities; opportunities to present at national and global conferences
    • dynamic interdisciplinary courses and seminars, and individualized exposure to visiting scholars
    • Free GRE preparation and support with graduate school applications

Examples of Course Options Include: 
Africa in Literature & Film
Perspectives in U.S. History: The Civil Rights Movement
Community Filmmaking
Humanities Capstone Seminar
* Course offerings in this pathway vary by semester

ProSocial Entrepreneurship Pathway

This specialized academic program designed for HLLC Scholars who have a keen interest in community development through social entrepreneurship: an approach by individuals, groups, start-up companies, or entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

  • Scholars have the opportunity to engage in a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on community-based problems, entrepreneurship, and professional development.
  • Newark Residents – may be eligible for additional scholarship support through the Prudential Scholars Program


Required Courses: 

Braven Accelerator: Developing Networks for A Global Job Market
Entrepreneurship Practicum or Marketing for Society
Entrepreneurship Capstone


PSEG and RU-N have partnered together in creating a national model for STEAM education—and the first partnership of its kind at RU-N, focusing solely on developing a STEAM pathway for diverse talent. Supported through a grant from PSEG, the PSEG-STEAM Scholars Program curriculum is specifically designed for Newark and Greater Newark area residents attending RU-N, pursuing majors, minors or concentrations in STEAM fields.

This program will provide support for the design and implementation of the program, including:

  • STEAM focused curriculum modules which will incorporate the tenants of the HLLC’s social justice learning community with a goal of establishing a sustainable pathway.
  • Academic advising and mentoring by undergraduate upper classmates, graduate students, and faculty mentors who are committed to the goal of creating opportunity within STEAM environments for students, and who will tap into the university’s well established expertise in designing supportive academic approaches for students through successful completion of gateway courses that often serves as barriers to STEAM disciplines.
  • Field work, internships and research experiences.
  • On-campus programs and seminars in conjunction with PSEG executives and other leaders working in STEAM fields to establish a cohesive community of experts for the students, faculty and staff of HLLC to leverage.