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
Who’s that singing? As fall migration arrives, apps that ID birds by sound have taken offMonday September 18, 2023
Replicate Bioscience Initiates a Phase 1 Trial of its Next-Generation srRNA VaccineJacqueline Lim Posy, Molecular Biology BS '06 MS '08, was part of the research team that developed the novel vaccine technology going into trialsThursday September 14, 2023
Seaweed FarmingAssessment on the Potential of Sustainable Upscaling for Climate, Communities and the PlanetWednesday June 7, 2023
The Mystery of the Vanishing Kestrels: What’s Happening to This Flashy Falcon?The number of American kestrels has dropped sharply. That goes against the trend for birds of prey, broadly seen as a conservation bright spotTuesday June 6, 2023