Our History & Future
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) was created in 2006 as part of a major initiative to transform undergraduate education at Rutgers. The School of Arts and Sciences combines the four undergraduate Colleges of Rutgers University's New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus: Douglass College, Livingston College, Rutgers College, and University College. The faculty, which has been unified since 1981 as the Rutgers Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), now joins with the students as part of the School of Arts and Sciences.
The initiative established a core at the university in which students are empowered, faculty are deeply involved in undergraduate education, barriers to opportunities are eliminated, and the public is more aware of the value of a Rutgers education. The School of Arts and Sciences is proud to have graduated its first student class in 2011.
The School of Arts and Sciences offers all students an expanded choice of majors, more ways to connect with faculty, a common curriculum, a single set of policies and standards, and a wider range of educational opportunities than ever before.
With approximately 800 faculty and 20,000 students, the launch of the School of Arts and Sciences just might be the biggest change in the nearly 250-year history of Rutgers. This bold and far-reaching plan builds upon the traditions of excellence established by the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Rutgers University.