Transfer Credit for Courses in the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Rutgers–SEBS) offers transfer credit to students who have successfully completed the specific courses listed in the table at their secondary school that have been certified by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) and taught by a CASE-certified secondary school teacher. Transfer credit is offered to students who have been accepted to, and are matriculated at Rutgers–SEBS. Other conditions also apply.

Certified CASE Course Taught at Your Secondary School Equivalent Course at Rutgers–SEBS University Credit
CASE Agricultural Science-Animal Animal Science (11:067:142) 3 credits
CASE Agricultural Science-Plant Plants and People (11:776:170) 3 credits
CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology (11:126:110) 3 credits
CASE Environmental Science Issues Issues in Environmental Pollution (11:035:268) 2 credits
CASE Food Science and Safety Science of Food (11:400:103) 3 credits
CASE Natural Resources and Ecology Principles of Natural Resource Management (11:216:217) 3 credits

For Secondary Schools Seeking to Articulate with Rutgers–SEBS

Any secondary school that teaches one or more CASE courses may request an Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS. An active Articulation Agreement is required for students from your secondary school to obtain transfer credits for CASE courses taken.

The Articulation Agreement (36k Word file) details all of the conditions for transfer of credit.

Modify the Articulation Agreement Template by adding the full name of your secondary school. There are three locations where you must do so, indicated by square brackets.

Add the name and title of your lead school administrators on page 2, one of whom must be the District Superintendent.

DO NOT MODIFY/EDIT THE Articulation Agreement Template IN ANY WAY OTHER THAN AS SPECIFIED ABOVE.

Print two copies of the agreement. Have both copies signed and dated.

Mail both signed copies to the contact below along with an address where one endorsed copy will be mailed back to you.

Thomas Leustek, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Administration & Assessment
Office of Academic Programs
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Drive, Room 221
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8525

CASE Articulation Agreements must be renewed annually. Formal renewal with signatures is required every three years. During the intervening two years both institutions will affirm their intention of continuing the articulation agreement by email. Email the following statement to leustek@sebs.rutgers.edu, copied to your lead school administrator:

"This email is to affirm the commitment of [Add School Name] to continue the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) articulation agreement with Rutgers-School of Environmental and Biological Sciences for another year ending on [add the data of your next annual renewal]."

An email response will be returned to you affirming RU-SEBS intention of continuing the articulation agreement.

For Students Applying for CASE Transfer Credits

Students may receive up to 13.5 transfer credits for specific CASE courses taken at their secondary school prior to matriculating at Rutgers–SEBS. Before requesting transfer credits from Rutgers–SEBS be sure to ask your CASE teacher whether your secondary school has an active Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS.

You are eligible to receive transfer credit for the courses listed above if there is an active Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS and you have completed secondary school with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale) and you are admitted to Rutgers–SEBS within 4 years after graduation from secondary school.

If all of these conditions apply then complete the Credit Request Form (36k Word file) and have it signed by your secondary school representative. Then, after you arrive on campus at Rutgers–SEBS, present the form to:

Thomas Leustek, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Administration & Assessment
Office of Academic Programs
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Drive, Room 221
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8525