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.
NJ Sees Spike in Human West Nile Virus Cases as Mosquito Season Keeps GoingDr. Matthew Aardema, Assistant Professor, Biology speaks with NBC10’s Ted Greenberg to discuss why this season has benefited mosquitosTuesday October 12, 2021
NJ squashed thousands of spotted lanternflies. Still, it's 'impossible to wipe them out'Dr. Matthew Aardema, Assistant Professor, Biology, spoke with NorthJersey.com about the invasive insectMonday October 4, 2021
IRES: Summer Biology Research Program in JapanThe research focus for this program is Novel Genetic Elements Regulating Behavior of Medaka and Zebrafish.Tuesday August 24, 2021
Embrace kelp forests in the coming decadeDr. Colette Feehan was the primary author of this letter published in Science MagazineFriday August 20, 2021