Undergraduate Programs

Biological Sciences

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Welcome: This is a remarkable time to be a biologist. The 21st century will arguably be remembered as the “Century of Biology.” Boundless frontiers in such areas as genetics, cell, developmental and molecular biology, neurobiology and cognitive science, stem cell research, bioinformatics, biomaterials, environmental science and ecology, and evolution hold great promise for changing our lives in extraordinary ways. Rutgers, as a major research university in New Jersey, is firmly positioned as one of the key contributors to the shaping of the “Century of Biology.” We confidently believe that the undergraduate biology student at Rutgers will not only be a beneficiary of this exciting environment but also a potential contributor to it. Biology instruction has evolved significantly in recent years. These changes reflect the intellectual revolution of the last decade, as well as the technical advances that have expanded greatly the tools available to life scientists. Today, students studying biology at Rutgers–New Brunswick experience an exciting atmosphere of learning that exposes them to the concepts and methods of these intellectual and technological advances. The students have open to them a wealth of learning opportunities, ranging from inspiring lecture presentations to original and cutting-edge research opportunities in state-of-the-art laboratories. An excellent instructional program made possible by first rate life sciences faculty, use of interactive teaching tools, and modern instructional laboratory equipment, reflects the university’s commitment to provide its students with the best learning environment. Along with our dedication to a strong instructional mission, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive advising program.
Home: https://biology.rutgers.edu/
Undergraduate Program: https://biology.rutgers.edu/biological-sciences/why-biology

Cell Biology and Neuroscience

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Welcome: Cell Biology and Neuroscience (CBN) provides an exciting and challenging academic environment by combining excellence in research with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. CBN research encompasses the complementary areas of cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology with an emphasis on fundamental problems in cell signaling and communication. Current areas of focus are biomolecular recognition and cell communication as well as molecular mechanisms of neuronal signaling and synaptic plasticity. CBN takes a comprehensive approach that begins with introductory lecture courses, continues with advanced topics seminar courses, and culminates in advanced laboratory coursework.
Home: https://cbn.rutgers.edu/
Undergraduate Program: https://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/why-cbn
Graduate Program: https://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate


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Welcome: The mission of the Department of Genetics is to promote excellence in education and research in the areas of model organism genetics, human genetics, computational genetics, bioinformatics, and genomics. The Department is situated on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. There are more than 30 faculty members in the Department, with laboratories located in the Nelson Biological Laboratories, the Life Sciences Building, and the Waksman Institute. The Department is affiliated with the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ), which houses core microscopy and imaging facilities and offers state-of-the-art custom genomic solutions through RUCDR Infinite Biologics. As the world's largest university-based biorepository, RUCDR provides comprehensive services in bioprocessing, genomics, sample analytics and biostorage to the global scientific community. The Department oversees an undergraduate major in genetics within the Division of Life Science (DLS) and the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS), and the Genetic Counseling Master's Program.
Home: https://genetics.rutgers.edu/
Undergraduate Program: https://genetics.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate
Graduate Program: https://genetics.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate

Kinesiology and Health

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Welcome: Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University. We invite you to visit our site and learn more about our department and the opportunities we offer. Through teaching and cutting-edge research, our students specialize in one of two academic areas: Exercise Science and Sport Management. Our program in Exercise Science educates students in the life sciences for careers in a variety of areas including medicine, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, and exercise physiology. The program in Sport Management prepares our students for careers in the world of sports business including marketers, athletic directors, and facility managers. Our Department offers graduate studies in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and in Global Sports Business. Finally, it is the home of many specialized centers, focusing on the health and well-being of people of all ages.
Home: https://kines.rutgers.edu/
Undergraduate Program: https://kines.rutgers.edu/why-kinesiology-and-health
Graduate Program: https://kines.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

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Welcome: The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) has 22 faculty that combine molecular, biochemical, genetic, structural and cell biological approaches to study a diverse array of fundamental biological problems. Current areas of study include understanding the role of chromatin in transcriptional regulation, RNA processing, DNA replication and transposition, protein folding and molecular recognition, circadian rhythm, signal transduction, cell cycle control, cell death and development. The faculty are members of the School of Arts and Sciences and located in the Nelson Biological laboratories, Waksman Institute, and the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) on Busch Campus.
Home: https://mbb.rutgers.edu/
Undergraduate Program: https://mbb.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/why-molecular-biology-and-biochemistry
Graduate Program: https://mbb.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate