The Department of Biology is a broadly-based department with research areas and course offerings that span the range of levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems, emphasizing the integrative nature of biological studies. We provide hands-on research training at all levels through a variety of research training programs and courses, integrated with our degree programs.
The Department offers six undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs and supports the interdisciplinary BS in Science Informatics and BS/MS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences, as well as the Ph.D. in Environmental Management. We also participate with other institutions in articulated medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, and doctorate programs.
In reflection of the larger mission of Montclair State University and the College of Science and Mathematics, the Department of Biology strives to foster in developing life scientists the ability to critically examine information and discover new knowledge through rigorous scientific reasoning. Through research and writing intensive experiences in the classroom and laboratory, students of the biological sciences develop the practical and intellectual skills to succeed in rewarding careers and become productive members of society. The Department offers general education courses and multiple major degree programs and concentrations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. These programs are designed and implemented to promote educational equity and academic excellence through close interactions between faculty and students in the classroom, the research laboratory and in the field. As with the larger mission of the University and College, the Department of Biology seeks to develop and support appropriate activities and programs serving the best interests of the region.