Biology is the science of life and includes an array of sub-disciplines such as ecology, botany, zoology, physiology, anatomy, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. They may study cells under a microscope, insects in the rainforest, viruses that affect human beings, plants in a greenhouse, or animals in their natural habitats. The Molecular Biology curriculum encompasses the study of biology on a molecular level including the structure, function, and makeup of biologically important molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins.
Biologists increase our understanding about the natural world and help address a wide range of critical global issues from environmental sustainability to human health to maintaining viable and abundant food supplies. A BS in Biology or Molecular Biology establishes an excellent foundation for graduate studies, for an array of careers including human biology, ecology, environmental biology, cell and molecular biology, and for applied areas such as health care, forestry, biotechnology, environmental management and conservation, education, public policy, pharmaceutical development and research.
- BS in Biology (BIOL)
- BS in Biology, Teacher Certification in Biological Science, Preschool-Grade 12 (BIED)
- Biology Minor (BIOL)
- BS in Molecular Biology (MOBI)
- BS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences (MBCS)
- BS in Science Informatics
- BS in Biology, Environmental Science Concentration (BIES)
- BS in Biology, MAT Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification in Biological Science, Preschool-Grade 12 (BLBM)
- BS/MS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences, Undergraduate (MBBM)
IMPORTANT: These are only general guidelines. Because academic programs vary depending on the year of matriculation, always consult Web Enrollment Services for Students (WESS) for specific individual degree requirements. Students can do this by selecting Analysis of Academic Progress in WESS. All students should also consult with their faculty advisor (view below) regularly to ensure all degree requirements are met.
|Undergraduate Programs||Faculty Advisor||Room|
|Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences BS/MS||Dr. Bologna||SH-112|
|Biology, last names A-B||Dr. Bologna||SH-112|
|Biology, last names C-H||Dr. Keenan||SH-207|
|Biology, last names I-O||Dr. Vanderklein||SH-116|
|Biology, last names P-Z||Dr. Sitnick||SH-134|
|Biology, Environmental Science Conc.||Dr. Bologna||SH-112|
|Biology, Teacher Education Conc.||Dr. Adams||SH-123|
|Molecular Biology||Dr. Monsen||SH-135|
- Health Careers Program
Prepares highly motivated and academically capable undergraduates from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds for admission to health professions, schools and careers in the sciences.
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
National Science Foundation funded program to aid minority students in their success in the STEM disciplines.
- Phage Genomics Program
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funded program for freshman to research bacteriophage genomics.
- Science Honors Innovation Program (SHIP)
Research intensive program for undergraduates majoring in one of the CSAM disciplines.
Suggested four-year plans for our majors can be found on the Center for Advising and Student Transitions website.
Montclair State University has articulation agreements with other universities that allow students to complete a BS in Biology at Montclair and an advanced degree elsewhere, usually in a shorter amount of time than if the two degrees were completed independently.