About the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions.

We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics.

In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad.

Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.

By the Numbers: Some Statistics About the School and the University

The Faculty

329 full-time SEBS faculty members (205 instructional)
3,544 full-time Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty members (3,186 instructional)
10:1 SEBS student-to-faculty ratio

Academic Programs

21 undergraduate majors
34 minors and certificate programs
13 affiliated graduate programs

Campus Life

500 student-run clubs organizations
3,555 Cook/Douglass campus student residents

SEBS Students

3,341 total full- and part-time undergraduate students
3,092 full-time undergraduate students
249 part-time undergraduate students

Rutgers–New Brunswick Students

52,037 full- and part-time students
46,682 full- and part-time undergraduate students
18,997 full- and part-time graduate students

New Brunswick

56,910 New Brunswick, N.J. population
38 miles from New York City
65 miles from Philadelphia

General Sources:
Office of Institutional Research, Admissions Office, and SEBS Office of Academic Programs, Fall 2016