Rutgers University online courses and MOOCs - student reviews
A professor at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, was instrumental in reducing the incidence of tuberculosis. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tuberculosis was an international plague that caused as many as one in four deaths in Europe. It remained endemic among the urban poor until the discovery of streptomycin in 1946 by Nobel Prize winner and Rutgers professor Selman Waksman. Rutgers is one of the most venerable colleges in the United States, chartered before the American Revolution in 1766. Today it is an academic powerhouse and world leader in research that claims significant achievements including the development of robotic hands and ceramic tiles for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. It provides numerous opportunities for learners to team with faculty mentors who are expanding the boundaries of human knowledge. Among the university’s notable alumni are Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman, novelist Junot Diaz and international restaurateur Mario Batali. Rutgers offers an extensive roster of online courses. As an online learner, you can prepare for advanced courses in fields such as general chemistry, study beliefs about the soul, or explore the mysteries of the cosmos.