All Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) undergraduates must complete the core curriculum, which includes at least 3 credits of experiential learning. We hope that fulfillment of the experiential learning core requirement will lead you to explore many more opportunities throughout your time at Rutgers. For this reason, we recommend that you complete the core requirement as soon as is feasible.
What Is Experiential Learning?
Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students "learn by doing."
We strongly believe that this is the best approach to career development. When you are actively engaged in the practical application of knowledge, you learn better, and develop skills that employers and post-graduate schools are looking for. These skills will help you select a major, decide on a future career path, and make you more marketable to future employers or graduate programs.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Experiential learning opportunities exist in a variety of course- and non-course-based forms and may include community service, service-learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, and culminating experiences such as internships, student teaching, and capstone projects.
For more information about Rutgers/SEBS Experiential Learning opportunities please see the following programs:
- Aresty Reserch Center
- Career Exploration and Success
- FIGS Mentor
- George H. Cook Scholars Program
- Learning Assistant Program
- Student to Professional Internship Network
- Study Abroad Program
Please click on your specific requirements for your major. (Some academic programs require more than 3 credits of experiential learning.)