The Department of Biology covers the spectrum of biological organization from the molecular world to the ecosystems all around us. Degrees in Biology (undergraduate degree in biology and graduate degree in biology), Molecular Biology (undergraduate degree in molecular biology and graduate degree in molecular biology) are offered. Biology majors may also add concentrations in Environmental Science or in Education for undergraduates and in Ecology and Evolution or Physiology for graduates. The interdisciplinary BS and MS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences programs are also housed in the department. Beyond the Department offerings, we maintain significant roles in and PhD in Environmental Science and Management. Externally, we participate with other institutions in articulated dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry.
The Department reflects the larger mission of the College and University. That is, we strive to foster a critical-thinking mentality and a desire to discover new knowledge. Rigorous scientific reasoning and generally imperative skills combine in budding life scientists which they can apply in countless careers. The Department also offers condensed course options that fulfill general education requirements for the remaining University community.
Experiences are memorable, which is why hands-on research training is a cornerstone of our programs and courses. The coursework is based on ever-evolving material emphasizing the integrative nature of biological studies. This approach develops the practical and intellectual skills required to succeed in careers imperative to our local and global communities.
Our faculty promote educational equity and academic excellence. They interact closely with our students in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field.
Department News & Events
Hoboken cleanup spells the end of abandoned boatsDr. Paul Bologna, Professor, Biology, speaks with Ted Goldberg from NJ Spotlight News regarding boat debrisMonday May 16, 2022
The Portuguese Man-of-war Is Not a Jellyfish and Packs a Nasty StingDr. Paul Bologna, Professor, speaks with HowStuffWorks about this fascinating creatureThursday May 12, 2022
Plastic remains the most collected litter at New Jersey beachesThe annual Beach Sweeps Report from Clean Ocean Action documented that 82.3% of items collected by volunteers were made of foam or plasticFriday April 1, 2022
Beached, docked & dumpedNJ.com spoke with Dr. Paul Bologna, Biology, regarding the State’s abandoned boat problemMonday March 21, 2022