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The academic deans assist students in understanding the policies and procedures; wading through the range of majors, minors, and certificate programs available at the school; and guiding them to opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, study abroad opportunities, and as other academic experiences available at the school and Rutgers. If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact us.
Undergraduate Programs of Study
Major and Minor Combination Restrictions
There are some restrictions on major and minor combinations at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. SEBS students may complete any minor or certificate program offered in Rutgers–New Brunswick if they are eligible and if there is no restriction with their major. Degree Navigator does NOT accurately account for overlaps between programs, so it is highly recommended that students see their advisors to ensure that they have completed all requirements for all programs.
View Major and Minor Combination Restrictions
- Students may not major and minor in the same subject/discipline, though they may complete a different minor offered by their major department (unless the department restricts the combination).
- Students may not double major in different tracks offered by the same major.
- Students may not complete the minor and certificate in the same subject.
- SEBS Students may combine Biochemistry (115), Biotechnology (126), and Microbiology (680) in double major and minor combinations, but must discuss overlap of upper-level electives with their advisor.
- Biological Sciences (119), Biomathematics (122), Cell Biology and Neuroscience (146), Exercise Science (377), Genetics (447), Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (694), Biochemistry (115), and/or Microbiology (680) cannot be combined as double majors or as major/minor combinations.
- Students majoring in any of the four Life Sciences majors (119, 146, 447, or 694) or in Exercise Science (377) may not minor in Biological Sciences (119).
- Students majoring in Biological Sciences (119) and another permitted life science or related major are required to complete as part of the Biology major requirements a minimum of four (3 or more credit) approved life science electives that are NOT applied to fulfilling the other major. Double majors with Biological Sciences are encouraged to meet with a Biology advisor to review and understand this restriction.
- Students minoring in Biological Sciences (119) and majoring in another permitted life science or related major are required to complete as part of the Biology minor requirements a minimum of two approved Life Science electives of 3 or more credits that are NOT applied to fulfilling the major.
- Environmental and Business Economics (373) majors may not minor in Business Administration (135). They may not double major or minor in Economics (220).
- Environmental Engineering (366) majors may minor in Environmental Sciences (375) but must complete at least 6 credits of electives that do not overlap with the major requirements.
- Plant Science (776) majors on the Natural Products track may not minor in either Medicinal and Economic Botany (653) or complete the certificate in Medicinal and Economic Botany (533).
- Minors in Agroecology (019), Horticulture Therapy (530), Medicinal and Economic Botany (653), and Plant Science (776), may only count three courses for the minor that are applied to fulfill the student's major. If a combination of minors is chosen, no more than 50% of the courses used for the first minor may apply for the second minor.
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