About the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Photo: Students walking out of Lipman Hall.

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is a degree-granting unit of Rutgers University located on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In line with Rutgers' strong land-grant tradition, faculty members from the school pursue mission-based teaching, research, and outreach that address real-world problems, and encourage students to adopt the same mission-based approach to their educational experience at Rutgers.

The school's undergraduate programs are designed to promote the multidisciplinary study of challenges facing society in areas that cover the biological spectrum from organisms to ecosystems, with an equal emphasis on the social and human dimensions of these challenges. Twenty-six bachelor's degree programs, many with areas of further concentration, are available to the school's undergraduates.

Often, teaching, research, and outreach are done in collaboration with faculty members from various departments, centers, and institutes from throughout the university and beyond. The school's students not only have access to quality classroom experiences, but also the opportunity to participate with faculty in world-class research projects funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture. They also have the opportunity to work with faculty of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station throughout the state to apply Rutgers' research to address local needs.


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