Twelve degree-granting schools, nine academic research centers, four administrative units, two residential colleges, and one museum report directly to the Office of the Chancellor. See larger version of graphic [PDF].
Schools and Colleges
Our schools and colleges set academic standards, provide advising and other academic support, and serve as their students’ academic “family” within the larger university community.
The Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions provides services for prospective students seeking to study in any of the over 200 graduate programs offered in New Brunswick, Newark, or Camden. Students are guided through the application process and, once admitted, are then advised concerning financial support and registration.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion advances, promotes, and advocates for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity as key elements to achieve Rutgers’ strategic vision to be preeminent in research, excellent in teaching, and committed to community.
Student Affairs plays an integral part in student life at Rutgers. It provides a wide array of programs, services, and opportunities that enhance the overall student experience by cultivating student learning and success outside the classroom.
Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) supports the academic needs of our undergraduate students through curricular programs, classroom services, and universitywide educational initiatives. The offices and units in UAA provide academic support, educational enrichment, and student development programs for the university’s diverse student body, and they provide funding and staff assistance for faculty to develop cocurricular programs and activities to enhance our students’ educational experience.
The Zimmerli Art Museum is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country and collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse regional, national, and international audiences with direct experience of the visual arts.
Research Centers and Institutes
A national and international leader in alcohol research, the Center of Alcohol Studies acquires and disseminates knowledge on psychoactive substance use with a special emphasis on alcohol use and consequences. Center faculty specialize in biochemistry, counseling, education, information sciences, neuropharmacology, neurosciences, physiology, psychology, sociology, and statistics.
The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science advances research, education, and outreach in discrete mathematics, computer science theory, algorithms, mathematical and statistical methods, and their applications.
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, the first Confucius Institute in New Jersey, was established to promote quality Chinese language and culture education and to serve as a resource center for Chinese studies. The institute was formed in partnership with Jilin University and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International.
Established in 1956 with an endowment from Florence Peshine Eagleton, the Eagleton Institute of Politics focuses on state and national politics through education and public service.
The Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology brings together physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers to work collaboratively to advance our understanding of the science at the atomic scale and the technological possibilities of nanoscale manipulation of materials.
The Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences unites faculty, researchers, and graduate students studying Earth’s interior, continents, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere, their interactions through Earth history, and their effects on human civilization today.
A consortium of teaching, research, and public service units at Rutgers, the Institute for Women's Leadership is dedicated to examining leadership issues and advancing women's leadership in all arenas of public life— locally, nationally, and globally.
Since 1991, the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials has been dedicated to improving patient care and public health through the development and commercialization of future-generation biomaterials, with a major emphasis on industrial interactions. The center's scientific focus is on design, synthesis, characterization, and fabrication of new materials for tissue engineering and drug delivery, and on understanding cell-material interactions to develop new medical implants and devices.
The Waksman Institute of Microbiology is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to excellence in basic research. Focus areas include developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, genetics, and genomics.