Plant & Agricultural Science

Have you ever wondered why New Jersey is called the “Garden State”? Why does Rutgers have a tomato named after it? Discover the answers to such questions in this FIGS course and explore the important role plants play in society and the environment. Topics covered may include New Jersey agriculture, organic farming, GMOs, urban horticulture, and plant biotechnology (to name just a few).  You will learn about the many research and career opportunities available in the “fields” of agriculture and plant science—pun intended!—and will get to know students and professors from the Plant Biology department, as well as many of the relevant research and involvement opportunities available at Rutgers.