Shanrui Yu (SAS '22) and Jaqueline Sun (SAS '21) work together in the Druskin lounge of Honors College

School of Arts and Sciences

Make Your Mark on the World

Home to nearly 50 academic disciplines, the School of Arts and Sciences is where you’ll find a renowned faculty preparing students to become philosophers and mathematicians, physicists and physicians, economists and neuroscientists, and so much more. Learn from leading minds in climate change, women’s history, and exercise science; scholars of the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean; and experts in more than two dozen world languages. The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the place for you to find and explore your passion.

By the Numbers

Majors and minors across the sciences and humanities
Departments and programs
Full-time faculty
Current alumni

Spotlight: Signature Courses

School of Arts and Sciences Signature Courses are foundational courses covering engaging topics of grand intellectual sweep and enduring importance.

They are designed and taught by renowned scholars and scientists who are not only recognized for their specialized research but are also eloquent and demanding award-winning teachers.

Pictured: professor Amélie Marian teaching the Data 101 signature course

Professor Amélie Marian, Computer Science, teaching the Data 101 signature course

Amazing Opportunities

“What I loved about the School of Arts and Sciences was that I had the freedom to combine all my interests together into one big thing."

Ashley Crawley, Psychology major

Ashley Crawley

Because He Wanted to Understand the World

“There are so many problems in the world at this moment that arise from people not being able to interact with others different from them. Meeting so many people from so many cultures at Rutgers was the most valuable thing I could ever imagine gaining from a university.”

Xiangyue “Max” Wang, Physics and Mathematics double major

Max Wang

Finding Her Path

"My time at Rutgers and my studies have changed the way I look at the world and the way I try to understand the world.”

Christine Jensen, Religion and Jewish Studies double major

Christine Jensen

Inspired to Give Back

“Medicine gives me the avenue I was always looking for. Medicine is the way I can reach out to people and make lasting connections.”

Bryan Cabezas, Biological Sciences major

Brian Cabezas
Ashley Crawley
Max Wang
Christine Jensen
Brian Cabezas

Explore the School of Arts and Sciences

The study of the arts and sciences is the foundation of undergraduate education and academic inquiry at Rutgers—opening the door to new worlds of knowledge and intellectual adventure. Students choose their own path, exploring different fields of study while gaining essential skills for successful lives and careers.

Undergraduate Majors

With more than 70 majors to choose from, the School of Arts and Sciences offers the widest academic selection of any school at Rutgers.


Choose a minor that’s complementary to your major field of study, aligned with your personal or academic interests.

Advantages of Liberal Arts Study

Prepare for successful lives and careers built on a critical understanding of the natural environment, human behavior, and the role of the individual in human societies.

Graduate Students

Pursue a professional or advanced degree or certificates in the arts and sciences.

International Students

Students from more than 120 countries are enrolled and thriving here.

Next-Level Learning

Students with strong academic records can take advantage of a range of enriching academic and professional opportunities.

School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program

Experience a close-knit academic environment within one of the leading research universities in the nation. The Honors Program encourages and guides creative, talented, and motivated students while fostering a strong sense of community and leadership. Other benefits include access to honors housing, interdisciplinary honors seminars, faculty and peer mentoring programs, global experiences, and more. 

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