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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.

Rutgers students

100+
Majors and minors across the sciences and humanities
47
Departments and programs
700+
Full-time faculty
200,000+
Current alumni

Endless Opportunity Awaits

With an award-winning faculty and more than 100 majors and minors to pursue, it’s easy to see why so many students choose to enroll in the School of Arts and Sciences. Whether you’re an upcoming first-year student or transferring from another school or university, you’ll find a welcoming environment and countless opportunities to enrich yourself and expand your horizons. 

What I Learned

"I learned an analytical approach that I can now carry over to any situation. I can break down something to its basic values, whether it’s a piece of art, a social situation, or a workplace issue.”

Janki Patel, SAS'18, Art History

Janki Patel

Amazing Opportunities at Rutgers

“I think by nature, learning German requires you to pay attention to a lot of detail. The combination at Rutgers of having great teachers and the opportunity to apply your knowledge in study abroad experiences is excellent preparation for anything you want to do in life.”

Megan Stanton, German major

Megan German

Why Arts and Sciences?

“There was never a time in my life where I didn’t want to be a history major, and that has only grown since coming to Rutgers.”

June Titus, History, Women’s and Gender Studies double major

June Titus
Janki Patel
Megan German
June Titus

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.

Minors

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.

For Graduate Students

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

For International Students

Students from more than 120 countries are enrolled and thriving.

Next-Level Learning

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

The 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 honors housing opportunities, interdisciplinary honors seminars, faculty and peer mentoring programs, global experiences, and more. 

Honor students