Information for Prospective Students

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Fall Application Deadlines

  • First Year, Early Action: November 1
  • First Year, Regular: December 1
  • Transfers: February 1

Students at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences are part of a rich history of learning, innovation, service, and community. They enjoy the benefits of well established professional and pre-professional degree programs complemented by hands-on learning and extracurricular experiences.

  • Our courses cover the biological spectrum, from organisms to ecosystems.
  • Students often pursue groundbreaking research projects, internships, and service learning opportunities--all of which are hallmarks of an education at one of the top public research universities in the nation.
  • Our school offers a wide variety of majors that provide excellent preparation for professional school (medical, dental, veterinary medicine, and law), graduate study and positions in government, industry, business, and health-related areas.
  • Our graduates attend some of the nation's most prestigious universities, and they become leaders in their fields.

We foster an environment that encourages leadership and values individuals. Our integrated teaching, research, and outreach programs offer students a complete and well-rounded education both inside and outside the classroom--and prepare students for employment and citizenship in an increasingly interrelated, global community. Located just one hour from New York City, 90 minutes from Philadelphia, and one hour from the Jersey shore, the school offers our students the best of all worlds.

Majors

The school offers numerous degree programs that prepare students for exciting and diverse career opportunities. The following majors are available to students who matriculate at SEBS. Minors and certificate programs as well as double majors and joint degree programs are also available.

  1. Agriculture and Food Systems
    B.S.
  2. Animal Science
    B.S.
  3. Biochemistry
    B.S.
  4. Bioenvironmental Engineering (Five-Year Program)
    B.S./B.S.
  5. Biological Sciences
    B.A.
  6. Biotechnology
    B.S.
  7. Chemistry
    B.A.
  8. Communication*
    B.A.
  9. Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
    B.S.
  10. Environmental and Business Economics
    B.S.
  11. Environmental Planning and Design
    B.S.
  12. Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior
    B.S.
  13. Environmental Sciences
    B.S.
  14. Exercise Science
    B.S.
  15. Food Science
    B.S.
  16. Genetics
    B.A.
  17. Geography*
    B.A.
  18. Geological Sciences
    B.S.
  19. Journalism and Media Studies*
    B.A.
  20. Landscape Architecture
    B.S.
  21. Marine Sciences
    B.S.
  22. Meteorology
    B.S.
  23. Microbiology
    B.S.
  24. Nutritional Sciences
    B.S.
  25. Plant Biology
    B.S.
  26. Public Health
    B.S.

* Students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences electing to major in one of these programs of study, offered by faculties of other Schools in Rutgers-New Brunswick, are required also to complete a minor or certificate program offered by the faculty of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station