Rutgers University - New Brunswick requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Rutgers accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Rutgers has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 84% of students who start college at Rutgers complete all the credits required within six years.
Rutgers offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Rutgers may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Rutgers has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Rutgers directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Rutgers students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Rutgers.
Student Designed Majors
Rutgers allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Rutgers does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Rutgers
Rutgers offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Rutgers does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Rutgers has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Rutgers offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Rutgers offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Rutgers.
🟨 Rutgers does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Archibald S. Alexander Library and there are 10 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Rutgers offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Rutgers have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Rutgers has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Rutgers include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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