Plant & Agricultural Science

Have you ever wondered why New Jersey is called the “Garden State”? Did you know that Rutgers has a tomato named after it? Discover the answers to such questions in this FIGS course and explore the important role that plants play in society and the environment. Topics to be covered include New Jersey agriculture, organic farming, GMOs, urban horticulture, and plant biotechnology (to name just a few).  Students 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.