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What’s inside... Your Academic Selections Arts and Sciences • 2 Environmental Sciences • 5 Nutritional Sciences • 6 Your Campus Life Selections Cheer Team • 7 Instrumental Groups • 7 Helpful Information Visiting Rutgers and New Jersey • 9

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Why Students Choose Rutgers • 10

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Costs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships • 8

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You never know where

Arts and Sciences

research collaboration will take you. A discussion between honors student Sarah-Jane Leslie and Center for Cogni-

Arts and Sciences Majors

tive Science associate director n  C  hoose

from more than 90 (See full list on next pages.)

Ernie Lepore about getting the most out of college produced an unexpected result: the pair

Find out what’s possible

Photo: Peter Tenzer

cowrote the book What Every

Recent Graduate School Placements l  B  rown

How to Find the Best Teachers and Learn from Them.

For 240 years, learning and scholarship in the arts and sciences have been at the

l  C  olumbia

heart of what we do best. As an arts and sciences student at Rutgers, you’ll have close

l  D  uke l  H  arvard l  J  ohns

College Student Should Know:


to a hundred majors, minors, and concentrations to consider, from ancient Greek and Latin (we’ve been teaching these since the 1700s) to our newest undergraduate pro-

l  R  utgers l  S  tanford l  U  niversity

of California–Berkeley

l  Y  ale

grams in genetics and microbiology. You’ll study with distinguished faculty who are

you’ll be exposed to new cultures, languages, and

Two recent undergraduates (one

responsible for Rutgers’ first-rate reputation in such

lifestyles—and be ready to flourish in our global

of whom is working toward his

fields as anthropology, English, history, neurosci-

economy or continue your education in advanced

Ph.D. at MIT; the other works for

ence, physics, and philosophy.

study. Our students study music therapy in Austra-

Our faculty includes:

lia; write for a Brazilian newspaper; and intern at

Microsoft) coauthored a paper with computer science professor Barbara Ryder that was presented at an international computer sci-

l The computer scientist who created the Ask Jeeves search engine

ence conference in Germany and later won an award at the AT&T Research Symposium. Rutgers Students Did It! l  A  n

honors student wrote an award-winning play, The Trees Don’t Bleed in Tuskegee.

l  A  research

intern helped develop a test for auditory temporal processing in preschoolers.

l  A  research

assistant calibrated digital images of distant galaxies.

l The historian who directs the monumental Thomas A. Edison Papers project l The neuroscientist whose discoveries help thousands of learning-disabled children to read l The anthropologist who directs the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund l The geneticist who manages the world’s largest cell bank for genetically linked diseases A Rutgers education extends far beyond campus borders. Whether you spend a year abroad,

Ernst and Young, the United Nations, VH1, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Programs in the arts and sciences are offered on Rutgers’ three campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway.

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Research Opportunities


take a course on international relations, or live among students with backgrounds unlike yours,


Arts and Sciences Your Rutgers professor may hold class

More of what’s possible

l  in l  in

a canoe in the Pine Barrens

Recognize these names? Notable

l  a  t

alumni include: l  M  ario

the Louvre in Paris

l  a  long

Batali, nationally acclaimed

the Appalachian Trail

l  a  board

a research ship on the Atlantic Ocean

chef Tecla Christ, president, Smith College

Photo: Don Hamerman

l  C  arol

l  J  anet

Evanovich, best-selling author

l  M  ilton

Friedman, Nobel Prizewinning economist

l  J  ames

Gandolfini, Emmy Awardwinning actor

l  M  att

Golombek, chief scientist, NASA Mars rovers

l  M  ichael

Gottlieb, identified AIDS epidemic, amfAR cofounder

l  R  obert

Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States

l  R  obert

Pulcini, Academy Awardnominated screenwriter

l  P  aris

Qualles, Emmy Awardwinning screenwriter and producer

l  D  avid

his living room

Stern, NBA commissioner

Indrani Chatterjee, a history profes-

n  A  fricana

and African-American


Biology and Neuroscience

n  C  entral

n  A  gricultural n  A  llied

n  C  ell

and Eastern European



Health Technologies

n  C  hemistry

n  A  merican


n  C  hinese

and Mediterranean Civilizations

n  C  lassics

n  A  ncient

n  A  nimal


n  A  nthropology n  A  nthropology,

n  C  linical

n  A  pplied


n  A  pplied


n  C  omparative

n  C  riminal


n  B  iochemistry

n  E  conomics

South Asian cuisines to immerse

n  B  iological

n  E  nglish

her students in the area’s culture

n  B  iomathematics

pre-1800 African civilization and ex-

n  B  otany

program in Bondo, Kenya.

n  H  ospitality


n  I ndependent

n  E  ast Asian

Languages and Area Studies and Natural Resources

and Business

Economics n  E  nvironmental

Policy, Institutions, and Behavior

n  E  nvironmental n  E  uropean



n  I talian n  J  ewish


n  L  abor

Studies and Employment Relations

n  L  atin American

n  E  nvironmental

n  E  xercise


n  H  uman-Computer

n  D  entistry

to museums, and samplings of

Rutgers University students study

n  H  istory/Political

n  D  ance

n  E  cology

n  B  iotechnology

n  H  istory n  H  istory/French


n  A  strophysics




clothing and uses music, film, visits

n  B  iomedical


n  G  erman

Laboratory Sciences

n  A  rt



n  G  eography

comes to class in striking regional


n  G  eneral

n  G  eological

n  C  omputer


n  F  rench

n  G  enetics

n  A  rt/Visual Arts

plore local museums in a summer

the Mutter Museum of Medical Oddities in Philadelphia

Majors and Programs in the Arts and Sciences

sor specializing in South Asia,

and history.

l  in

n  L  iberal



n  L  inguistics



Science and Sport

Studies n  F  ood



Arts and Sciences Students earn credits, gain

Even more of what’s possible

organizational experience, and learn about the historical, managerial, artistic, and cultural aspects of New Jersey’s

“The opportunities Rutgers has

annual folk festival—held on

offered me to travel and live abroad

Rutgers’ campus—by taking

have given me both a greater

the course Folk Festival

appreciation for my home in New


Jersey and an infinitely healthier perspective on the world around me. Rutgers has not only availed me with the chance to encounter diversity on campus, but it has instilled me with an increased awareness of diversity in the real world that I will carry with me long after I graduate.” Jason Rindenau, Political Science and Marketing Major

Majors and Programs in the Arts and Sciences (continued) n  M  arine


n  S  cience,

n  P  hysics

n  M  athematics

n  P  lanning

n  M  edical

n  P  lant


and Public Policy

Rutgers economics majors have

n  M  edicine


n  P  olitical

placed first or second in the last

n  M  edieval


n  P  ortuguese

three Federal Reserve Bank-sponsored Fed Challenge competitions, earning $70,000 in award money.

n  M  eteorology

Prelaw students can participate in the criminal justice internship pro-

n  M  olecular

Biology and Biochemistry

gram, which places 130 interns at

n  M  usic

80 different sites each semester.

n  N  utritional

Students enrolled in a child development course can earn credits for their teaching assistance at the Rutgers Nutritional Sciences Preschool.


n  P  relaw

n  T  heater Arts

n  P  remedicine

n  T  heater Arts,

n  P  ublic


n  S  tatistics/Mathematics n  T  eacher


n  U  rban

Television, and


n  W  omen’s


n  P  uerto


Media Arts

n  P  sychology

n  P  hilosophy

n  S  tatistics

n  P  redentistry

n  P  reveterinary

n  P  hysician Assistant

n  S  panish

and Lusophone World Studies

Eastern Studies


n  S  ociology


n  P  ortuguese

n  M  icrobiology n  M  iddle

n  S  ocial


Technology, and


Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies

and Gender Studies

n  Z  oology

n  R  eligion n  R  ussian

English majors gain experience in business and media writing through the Business Writing Internship Program working for such companies as Maxim Magazine, Lucent Technologies, and the Metrostars.


Environmental Sciences

The New Jersey Water

Related Majors

quality, water quantity, water

Resources Research Institute, based at Rutgers, sponsors research on all aspects of water use, and the management of

n  Bioenvironmental

water resources and trains


students to become the next

n  Meteorology

generation of water resource professionals.

Find out what’s possible The Environmental Sciences and Engineering Club maintains a web site of job, internship, and summer research opportunities. It also connects with helpful professional associations and sponsors a career fair. This year, more than 40 employers of environmental sciences students attended. Students also participate in regional and national

As we watch the nightly news we hear concerns for the future of our planet: global warming; depletion of the ozone layer; increased pollution and smog. Environmental sciences is an interdisciplinary field focusing on natural processes and human impacts in the atmosphere, aquatic systems, and soils. The course of study is built on the foundation of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Rutgers students have the opportunity to work

students go on to work in environmental protection

at the Center for Environmental Prediction (CEP).

or water quality. Others will become soil scientists,

This center, based within the Department of Envi-

toxicologists, or environmental lawyers. Specializa-

ronmental Sciences, studies climate change and its

tion in either of the environmental sciences options

potential impacts. The faculty and students working

(environmental science or applied environmental

Sciences is working on the first

at the CEP are a crucial part of solving the prob-

science) prepares students for careers in environ-

step—quantifying what damage is

lems that face natural systems and human societ-

mental consulting, regulatory agencies, science

human-induced versus naturally

ies in a rapidly changing climate.

policy professions, and graduate study.

conferences to make valuable professional connections. Can we repair the ozone layer? Georgiy L. Stenchikov of the Department of Environmental

occurring. His recently published model gives hope for repairing the diminishing ozone layer. The scientific journal Soil Science has its editorial offices located in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers.

Our faculty includes experts such as Dr. Alan Robock, who recently lead a research team funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation that looked at volcanic explosions around the world and determined that eruptions far north of the equator affect the world’s climate differently than volcanoes in the tropics. His study appeared in the Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres. An environmental sciences degree prepares stu-

Environmental sciences is offered on Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus.

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Research Opportunities

Department of Environmental Sciences

dents for a wide range of careers in industry, government, nonprofit organizations, and education. Some


Nutritional Sciences

In addition to research op-

Alumni starting positions include:

interdisciplinary teams with

portunities in the laboratory and community, undergraduate students can work on members of the food industry in the course "Problem Solving

n  Associate

food technician, Best Foods

n  Dietetic

Using Food, Nutrition, and Business Information" and

intern, UMDNJ

teach nutrition education in

n  Food

technologist, Rosina Food Products, Inc.

the SNAP-Ed program, which helps New Jersey families with

n  Management

trainee, Hanover Foods Corporation

assistant, Mars, Incorporated

limited resources.

n  Research n  Research

assistant, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals

n  Weight

loss counselor, Jenny Craig, Inc.

Find out what's possible Upon completing the dietetics option, students may apply for an American Dietetic Association

How do biological and environmental factors promote obesity and chronic diseases? How is nutrition education best provided to the general public and people of various ages and backgrounds? The field of nutritional sciences encompasses all aspects of an organism's interaction with food.

dents to work in food and food-related industries

It includes biochemical, physiologic, molecular,

including test kitchens of food companies, prod-

psychological, and cultural aspects of food choice and nutrient metabolism. Students in the nutritional sciences major at

Accredited Dietetic Internship or

Rutgers complete the core requirements in biology

an Approved Pre-Professional

and chemistry and then pursue coursework specific

Practice Program (AP4) to prepare

to one of five options:

for the examination to become a registered dietician.

l Dietetics prepares students for careers as clinical dieticians, community nutritionists, educa-

Students enrolled in a nutrition

tors, health promotion facilitators, and consumer

course at Rutgers can earn course

specialists in food and nutrition.

credit in working with young children at the Rutgers Nutritional Sciences Preschool.

l Nutrition provides training for those intending to go to graduate school in any of the life sciences, conduct biomedical research, or pursue medical

Undergraduates demonstrate

or dental studies. It also prepares students for

recipes for the busy college student

entry-level jobs in industry and academia.

on the cooking show Cheap, Fast, and Easy, produced by RU-tv in an on-campus studio.

l Nutrition, food, and business prepares stu-

l Food service administration prepares students for careers in food service marketing or in managing food service in schools, hotels,

uct development, public relations, pharmaceuticals, supermarkets, and research. l Community nutrition prepares students to work with youth in programs such as WIC, Head Start, 4-H, cooperative extension, after-school care, day care, and environmental education, as well as in programs for homeless children and families. The major in nutritional sciences is offered at the Rutgers–New Brunswick Campus.

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Nutritional Sciences Department

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restaurants, cafeterias, corporations, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.


&XPLOREYOURINTERESTS Cheer Team n Be in the heart of Big East action as you lead thousands of fans in support of the Scarlet Knights football and basketball teams. As part of the Rutgers cheer team, you'll be in a group that has won national honors for its precision and enthusiasm. The team performs at all football and basketball games, and the calendar fills quickly with other appearances including pep rallies, MidKnight Madness, and other school and charity events. Sharpen your skills and make great memories!

l New Brunswick Cheerleading Team l Camden Cheerleading Team

Instrumental Groups n Bring your musical talent to Rutgers and perform with a wide range of instrumental ensembles. Play with the orchestra, symphony band, concert band, salsa band, or the widely acclaimed wind ensemble that recently performed at Carnegie Hall. Smaller ensembles include jazz, percussion, brass, clarinet, and chamber music. Whether you’re a music major or not, you’re welcome to audition.

l New Brunswick/Piscataway Instrumental Groups l Newark Instrumental Groups l Camden Instrumental Groups


Costs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

More than 91% of Rutgers students receive financial aid Financial aid ranges from $500 to $24,000

Rutgers University's reasonable cost

Average financial aid

and outstanding faculty, exceptional

package: $15,000

research and academic resources, and highly diverse programs and activities make it one of the best values in higher education today. Rutgers offers an affordable tuition

l  Financial Aid

l Scholarships

thanks to state support. In-state tuition

To help qualified students afford a Rutgers

All admitted students who apply for admis-

and fees cover only 41.8% of total

education, the university offers extensive

sion by our application due dates are

financial resources that include:

automatically considered for merit-based

instructional costs; the state of New

n   rants

Jersey pays for the remainder.

required) n   Loans

Rutgers University Expenses for 2010–2011 New Jersey Resident


Tuition $9,926 Fees 2,634 Room and Board

Total $12,560

On Campus

(No repayment

$9,926 2,634

10,906 $23,466

(Must be repaid)

n   Student

Employment (Part-time

employment) To be considered for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available

Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are offered for a total of four years provided recipients maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or better each semester and the required level of academic progress. For details go to the scholarships link below.

after January 1 of each calendar year, and

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timely submission allows sufficient time for

Financial Aid

Rutgers to process your application and give

A number of tuition payment plans help stu-

you timely notification of our aid offer. It's

dents and parents meet educational costs as

faster and easier to submit the FAFSA online

conveniently as possible. Get more informa-


tion by visiting

awards offered through the Office of University

Payment Plans




New York

Visiting Rutgers and New Jersey Rutgers—Newark

New York City

Rutgers— New Brunswick/ Piscataway

It's all right here! Going to college in New Jersey means easy access to the things you want: museums, boutiques and malls, theaters, big cities, major

New Jersey Philadelphia

league sporting events, and concerts galore.


Rutgers has three campuses in one of the country's most vibrant cultural areas, with New York City and Philadelphia close by. And


Atlantic Ocean

right here in New Jersey you’ll find white-sand beaches for sunning and surfing, unspoiled mountain wilderness for hiking and camping,

This is New Jersey...

vibrant metropolitan campus in the heart of

to the Liberty Bell in nearby Philadelphia


Smallest of Rutgers' three regional campuses... ensuring you a friendly, close-knit environment


The Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center are just steps away

n The

attractions of Philadelphia, Atlantic City,

and all of New Jersey are within easy access

on Wall Street.

Rutgers for its New York-area location and its well-deserved academic reputation at a reasonable tuition.” Jamie Helmick, Journalism

to 1766 n Variety

of environments...peaceful open

n Mountains,

beaches, New York City, and Philly

are about an hour away

the Delaware Valley and the closest university

5 professional sports teams

“I’m from Las Vegas, but I chose

center of the back

restaurants, and clubs

n A

museum in Philadelphia, or an internship

n Historic

bustling downtown filled with shops, theaters,

39 state parks, 11 state forests, and 57 state historic sites

to a café in Greenwich Village, an art

tral New Jersey with 27,000 undergraduates

and farmland.


A train ride from Rutgers whisks you

of Rutgers' campuses, located in cen-

greens, classic stone-and-ivy quads, and a

127 miles of white-sand beaches

32 degrees average winter temperature

n Largest

and millions of acres of preserved open space 2 international airports

72 degrees average summer temperature

Rutgers–New Brunswick/Piscataway

Come for a Visit! Campus tours are conducted October through December and February through May. Summer tours are available June, July, and August. Advance registration is required. For times, locations, directions, and to register:


Can’t visit in person?

n Cosmopolitan

Take a Virtual Tour at

campus in the heart of Newark's

University Heights district n More

than 35,000 students attend classes in

or read our Rutgers Student Blogs at

this area, making Newark one of the largest college towns n 6,000

students from more than 75 nations

make the Newark campus one of the most diverse in the country n 10-minute

train ride to New York City


“I chose Rutgers because it

Why Students Choose Rutgers

has a wide scope of classes, is at the forefront of many fields of science research, and has down-to-earth students.” Christopher Chen, Biology and Premed

History l  Chartered

in 1766 as Queen’s

College, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. We’re older than Cornell, bigger than William and Mary, and warmer

Whatever you’re looking for in a college, you’ll


than Dartmouth.

find it here at Rutgers, The State University

Rutgers attracts students from all 50 states and more

of New Jersey. Here are the top 4 reasons


than 130 countries. • You’ll graduate with a broad understanding of world cultures and perspectives.

l  Total:

2,645 full time

students choose Rutgers:

l  Ph.D.

or equivalent: 99%


the ordinary to the obscure are available. • You’ll find

Of the nearly 4,000 colleges in North America, Rutgers

students like you yet have the opportunity to reach

l  Faculty

to student ratio: 1 to 14

Undergraduate Enrollment l  Total:


l  Male:


l  Female:


Three Regional Campuses l  Rutgers–Camden

(Undergraduate: 3,870; Graduate: 1,738)

l  Rutgers–Newark

(Undergraduate: 6,513; Graduate: 3,685)

l  Rutgers–New

Brunswick/ Piscataway (Undergraduate: 26,713; Graduate: 7,883)

is one of only 62 institutions to be elected to the

outside your comfort zone to discover new interests

Association of American Universities. With peers like

and hidden talents.

Princeton, Harvard, Duke, and Stanford, we’re proud of


that distinction. • You’ll learn from faculty who are tops in their fields. The Rutgers name enjoys national and international recognition. • More than 1,000 employers come to campus recruiting our graduates for full-time, intern, or summer positions. One-third of students entering Rutgers rank in the top 10% of their high school class. • Be assured you’ll have lively class discussions and intellectual stimulation from professors as well as your peers.

Choices 100 majors, 4,000 courses, 40 study abroad programs,

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated by law and by purpose to serving all people on an equal and nondiscriminatory basis.

More than 400 student clubs and organizations from

Our campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway, New Jersey, are within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia and within easy reach of hundreds of Fortune 500 companies. • You’ll have endless opportunities to intern, work, and enjoy cultural and recreational attractions. New Jersey has got it all! Beaches for sunning, mountains for climbing, and cities for exploring. • You’ll be able to enjoy the four seasons in our temperate climate and pursue endless indoor or outdoor activities.

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honors and research opportunities, first-year seminars,

Office of University Undergraduate Admissions

and capstone (senior year) projects. • Tailor your

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

academic program to best meet your interests and

Room 202

learning style.

65 Davidson Road

19 undergraduate schools, 26 libraries, and more than

Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097

130 specialized research centers and living-learning


communities. • You’ll have access to an incredible array of resources to support your academic goals.



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