Departments & Programs


The Department of Biology offers its students careers in biology, graduate work, and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and other fields by taking the major requirements with a proper selection of electives. Students can obtain certification to teach biology by completing the professional sequence. A minor in biology is also available.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society. The department offers programs leading to the following undergraduate degrees: B.Sc. in Chemistry, B. Sc. in Chemistry with ACS certification or B. Sc. in Biochemistry. An M.S. in Chemistry degree may also be earned either through the graduate program, or as a 5 year combined B.S. M.S. program. The department has teaching laboratories for introductory, general, organic, physical and analytical, and biochemistry courses. There are additional research and instrument labs used both for coursework and for faculty and student research.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers a major and a minor in Computer Science and a major in Information Technology. A concentration in Professional Computing is available. This program is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Science Accreditation Board, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. All majors lead to a Bachelor of Science. Professional Computing is available. Graduate programs in Computer Science are also offered.

Continuing Environmental Education for Professionals

Continuing Environmental Education for Professionals (CEEP) is an initiative of the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) at Montclair State University. Designed to meet the demand for environmental continuing education courses in northern New Jersey, CSAM will be offering Continuing Education credit-bearing courses for LSRPs, environmental attorneys as well as an array of programs designed for the larger environmental community.

Earth & Environmental Studies

The Department of Earth and Evironmental Studies at Montclair State University offers geology, geography, environmental studies, geoscience, sustainability and teacher certification programs for over numerous undergraduate (BA/BS) and graduate (MA/MS) students.

Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Physics. Students can obtain certification to teach mathematics or the physical sciences by completing the professional sequence. Minors in mathematics and physics are also available. Graduate programs in mathematics and statistics lead to the Masters degree in Mathematics with four different concentrations (Mathematics Education, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science) and the Masters degree in Statistics. The Department hosts one of two doctoral programs at the University, the culmination of a long history of national leadership in mathematics education. The department's 32 faculty are active in research and professional activities, and research opportunities are available for all students including undergraduates.

Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences

Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences represents the wide variety of ecosystems that are linked through water. The study of Marine Bioloy and Coastal Sciences encompasses freshwater lakes and streams, estuaries, and coastal marine habitats. These habitats are critical for numerous plants and animals, but they can be compromised by human activities. Students who pursue this major are interested in understanding the relationships among plants, animals and humans and how to protect and restore these valuable ecosystems.

Science Informatics

The Science Informatics Department is an interdisciplinary degree that is supported by the departments of Biology and Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Studies, and Mathematical Sciences. Students are especially prepared to work in New Jersey's high tech pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other data intensive industries and to engage in graduate studies in the underpinning disciplines. The degree is unique in requiring both Science Informatics interdisciplinary courses and courses in science, computer science, and mathematics within the liberal arts tradition.