Plants with small white flowers found during CSAM field work.

New Students

Welcome to the Department of Biology!

To be accepted into any of our majors, you must complete the Precalculus Readiness Test and the Chemistry Readiness Test prior to your summer Orientation date. Information on how to sign up for the tests is available from the Academic Success Center (ASC). Depending on your test results, you may be required to take MATH 100 (Intermediate Algebra) and/or CHEM 106 (Principles of Chemistry) before you may start taking your major courses. We strongly encourage you to take these courses during the summer, ensuring your eligibility to start your major courses in the fall.

  • MATH 100 can be taken here at Montclair State, or credits from an equivalent course can be transferred
  • CHEM 106 may only be taken at Montclair State
  • You must earn a grade of C- or better in these courses to begin work in your major