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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) offers undergraduate professional and preprofessional programs that focus on the entire biological spectrum—from organisms to ecosystems—with particular emphasis on social and human dimensions. In line with Rutgers’ strong land-grant tradition, the faculty integrate teaching, research, and outreach to address real-world problems and encourage students to adopt the same approach to their educational experience at Rutgers.

At a Glance

Students: 3,672 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: 417 (full-time and part-time)
Office of the Dean: Martin Hall, 88 Lipman Drive, George H. Cook Campus

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the following majors:
    • Agricultural Science
    • Animal Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioenvironmental Engineering
    • Biotechnology
    • Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
    • Environmental and Business Economics
    • Environmental Planning and Design
    • Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Exercise Science and Sport Studies
    • Food Science
    • Geological Sciences
    • Marine Sciences
    • Meteorology
    • Microbiology
    • Nutritional Sciences
    • Plant Science
    • Public Health
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the following majors:
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Communication
    • Genetics
    • Geography
    • Journalism and Media Studies

    Advanced degrees taught by the SEBS faculty are offered through the Graduate School–New Brunswick.


  • The School of Biological and Environmental Sciences is located on the expansive George H. Cook Campus, named for the renowned geologist and Rutgers professor who pioneered the application of scientific methods to agriculture.
  • Undergraduate students can choose from 25 majors, with more than 50 options or specializations.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in two honors programs: the SEBS General (Four-Year) Honors Program and the George H. Cook Scholars Program (Senior Thesis).
  • The school’s faculty include world-class researchers who also teach graduate programs in their areas of expertise. Undergraduates are encouraged to participate with faculty in cutting-edge research that is both fundamental and applied.
  • Students can gain work experience related to their course of study and career interests through the Student to Professional Internship Network program—and earn credit too.
  • The school is a tandem unit with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and includes a variety of research centers focusing on environmental issues that are critical to quality of life from the local to global arenas.