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 organisms 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

324 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
12 affiliated graduate programs

Campus Life

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

SEBS Students

3,656 total full- and part-time undergraduate students
3,400 full-time undergraduate students
256 part-time undergraduate students

Rutgers–New Brunswick Students

49,428 full- and part-time students
35,484 full- and part-time undergraduate students
13,944 full- and part-time graduate students

New Brunswick

55,000 New Brunswick, N.J. population
38 miles from New York City
65 miles from Philadelphia

General Source:
Office of Institutional Research, Fall 2016

Specific Sources:
1Times Higher Education (U.K.)
2U.S. News & World Report, 2015