The Department of Biology strives to foster a critical-thinking mentality and a desire to discover new knowledge. We impart rigorous scientific reasoning and generally imperative skills in budding life scientists that they can apply in any career. Department faculty interact closely with students in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field. This immersive environment develops practical and intellectual skills that ensure our graduates are prepared to succeed in careers our local and global communities need.
Why Study Biology at Montclair State University
Our students have the opportunity to learn from highly qualified faculty in small classes. The materials taught in the classroom are reinforced through hands-on lab experiences.
A Complete Research Experience
Our students are given the opportunity to work directly with our faculty to conduct research. This provides students with invaluable experience both in the field and the lab.
Location = Opportunity
Our students are in an ideal geographic location. New York City and all of the medical and pharmaceutical companies based in New Jersey provide boundless opportunities for internships and careers.
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Department News & Events
What Is Causing the Perplexing Decline of the American Kestrel?Dr. John Smallwood spoke with ReportWire about the raptor speciesFriday April 21, 2023
Biology Professor is I CAN STEM New Jersey Role Model for February 2023Dr. Sandra Adams has been named the role model for I CAN STEM this monthWednesday February 1, 2023
Professor teaches future biology teachers in GrazDr. Sandra Adams, Professor, taught bachelor's and master's students in the biology teaching profession, focusing on the essential aspects of virology and teaching these topics in secondary schoolsMonday November 7, 2022
College Students Work to Restore Protective Eelgrass Off NJ ShoreDr. Bologna and his students went into the waters of Barnegat Bay Thursday for an eelgrass restoration project.Friday September 16, 2022