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.
Reflecting the larger mission of the College and University, the Biology Department strives to foster the ability to critically examine information and discover new knowledge. Rigorous scientific reasoning and generally imperative skills come together in budding life scientists to be applied serving the best interests of the region. 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. Coursework, based on ever-evolving material, emphasize the integrative nature of biological studies and develop 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 interacting closely with students in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in the field.
Cownose Rays Alarm Swimmers On Jersey ShoreDr. Paul Bologna talks about these creatures, currently in their annual migrationTuesday July 27, 2021
How do you prevent tick bites?Matthew Aardema spoke with Nicole Pajer from HuffPost in their guide to ticksWednesday July 21, 2021
Is a runny nose a symptom of the Delta variant of COVID?Biology Professor Dr. Sandra Adams spoke with NJ.com regarding the Delta COVID-19 variant and potential symptomsFriday July 16, 2021
State warns of 'exploding' jellyfish population in Charlestown salt pondsThe Providence Journal spoke with Dr. Paul Bologna regarding the conditions sea nettles thriveMonday July 12, 2021