Schools Offering Direct Admission
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
The PharmD program at Rutgers leads to a doctor of pharmacy degree, the professional degree required to become a newly licensed pharmacist. Combining rigorous academics with intensive professional practice experiences, the six-year curriculum is grounded in the basic and clinical sciences with an emphasis on collaborative, patient-centered care. Students graduate fully prepared for the pharmacy licensure examination and are strongly positioned to pursue any of pharmacy’s exciting professional pathways. Rutgers is one of the few 0-6 PharmD programs in the country, allowing students to enroll directly from high school. Students may also transfer into the program from other schools or with other earned degrees. This school only accepts applications each fall semester.
Mason Gross School of the Arts
This is a professional school that offers degrees in art & design, dance, filmmaking, music, and theater. A talent assessment is required as part of the admissions process for this school. Mason Gross School of the Arts is known for its rigorous training under the tutelage of professional working artists, student-faculty engagement with intimate class size, the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe program in London, and professional performances and exhibits in major New York City venues. This school accepts both first-year and transfer students. All programs accept each fall semester, but spring semester admission is offered on a space available basis only.
Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick
This professional school educates students for an ever-changing global economy. Our leadership in New Jersey and strong corporate reputation help our industry-connected professors and dedicated career management team prepare business school students to work at world-class companies. Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick offers major programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Technology, Finance, Leadership and Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. This school accepts both first-year and transfer students each fall semester.
School of Arts and Sciences
This school is the center of liberal arts education at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Students are encouraged to embrace intellectual exploration and experimentation across disciplines and can choose from more than 100 majors and minors in life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. Health professions programs including accelerated joint degrees for medical, dental, and physician assistant are offered. A hallmark of the School of the Arts and Sciences is the commitment to engaged teaching that draws students into deep discussions and gives them the opportunity to analyze problems and create solutions. This school accepts both first-year and transfer students for both the spring and fall semesters.
School of Engineering
Students at this professional school have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic engineering community that includes world-renowned faculty conducting leading-edge research as well as engaged and motivated students from a diversity of backgrounds and interests, who remain networked beyond their studies. Ten different engineering majors are offered and students have the ability to combine engineering with the humanities to enable students to develop the complete skill set employers seek. First-year students build a solid foundation of mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge with opportunities to engage in meaningful research alongside faculty members and will find their passion through an immersive first-year course that introduces them to the diverse engineering majors offered. The School of Engineering also accepts transfer students, but keep in mind the program is full-time requiring daytime class attendance. This school accepts both the spring and the fall semesters.
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
This school offers programs of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems with an emphasis on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. Twenty one undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics are offered. In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences accepts first-year students for the fall and transfer students for both the spring and fall semesters.
School of Nursing
This school offers a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing for first-year students interested in pursuing a career in the profession of nursing. This Traditional Baccalaureate program is offered in Newark, New Brunswick, and the Blackwood campus of Camden Community College and is a full-time four year program. This program only accepts first-year students for each fall semester. The Second Degree BS in Nursing program is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another discipline. This 14-month second degree program is fast-paced and intense, we require students to provide complete attention to the rigor and requirements for successful completion. This program is offered on both Newark and New Brunswick campuses. This program accepts students for each spring and summer. The RN to BS in Nursing program offers graduating associate degree/diploma nursing students and licensed registered nurses an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with an option to take graduate courses to accelerate professional development. Although the core nursing courses are primarily online, other undergraduate and graduate coursework may be offered in traditional classroom or hybrid settings. Most of the courses that require meetings are offered at both Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-New Brunswick. This program accepts students each fall semester. The Post-Baccalaureate School Nurse Certificate is a hybrid online program (BA, BS, or BSN) for professional registered nurses who wish to be certified in school nursing (instructional certificate) in the State of New Jersey. The program provides registered nurses with the educational background, experiences and competencies to carry out the responsibilities and functions of the school nurse. This program accepts students each fall semester.
Upper Divison Schools
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
This school aims to prepare students to be the planning, policy, and health leaders of tomorrow and offers the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge, policy-relevant research and scholarship, cultivates leadership in public engagement and community service, and works to address the crucial policy issues of our time. First-year students interested in the major in Health Administration, Planning and Public Policy, Public Policy or Urban Planning and Design should apply to the School of Arts and Sciences. First-year students interested in the major in Public Health can apply to either the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Transfer students with at least 30 college credits completed as well as the prerequisitie courses for their desired program of study may apply directly to the Bloustein School. The Bloustein School accepts transfer students for both spring and fall semesters.
School of Communication and Information
Communication and information are at the forefront of every industry and interaction today. The School of Communication and Information is committed to equipping students with the tools required to succeed in today’s global communication, information and media environments. Majors are offered in Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Information Technology and Informatics. Students interested in these majors would need to apply to the School of Arts and Sciences.
School of Management and Labor Relations
This school is the leading source of expertise on the world of work, building effective and sustainable organizations, and the changing employment relationship. Students interested in the bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or the Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations would need to apply to the School of Arts and Sciences. Transfer students with at least one year of college completed that are interested in the Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations can apply directly to the School of Management and Labor Relations and students can complete this degree through a flexible combination of online, daytime, weekend, evening, and/or off-campus courses. This school only accepts transfer students for the Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations both spring and fall semesters.
School of Social Work
This school prepares passionate, committed students to become global leaders in the field. As one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded schools of social work, we offer students nationally recognized faculty, rigorous academics, and unbeatable real-world experience. Our programs prepare graduates to serve society in clinical, academic, government, non-profit, and corporate settings throughout the world. Students interested in majoring in social work would need to apply to the School of Arts and Sciences.