Getting Connected


A breadth of opportunities await you in the New Jersey City University Biology Department. With Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs and a biology minor, the department propels students to careers in health care, government, research, education and more.

With a range of contemporary biological, premedical and paraprofessional degree programs, NJCU’s Biology Department is committed to your success. Undergraduategraduate and professional affiliated programs offer access to additional programs through other area universities, further broadening your degree and career opportunities.

Our faculty members are student-focused and committed to offering outstanding learning experiences with individualized attention. Support for your success is always close by. Your faculty advisor will guide you in selecting coursework to fit your interests and career goals, and you can connect with fellow students at Biology Club events. Free peer tutoring is available to all Biology Department students. 

The department’s scholarly and supportive culture creates the optimal environment for scientific learning and exploration. Just read about the successes of the department's students and alumni, and then contact us today to begin your journey.



Click the buttons below for suggested courses to follow and complete, term-by-term, to make it easier to understand how to graduate in four years within your major. Degree Maps are used to assist you and your advisor with planning your academic path to graduation. Use this guide to discuss your academic plan and course selections with your advisor.

It is important to note that each student's specific program of study could, and likely will, look different. At NJCU, our goal is to customize the Degree Map to fit your situation. Consult with your advisor for the path that is best for you.

B.A. Biology

B.S. Biology

B.S. Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Lab Science

B.S. Medical Imaging Science


John Grew, Chair
Science Building, S-335
Tel: 201-200-3054
Fax: 201-200-2295

Robert Noyce Scholarships for STEM Teachers

NSF scholarships and stipends will be awarded to NJCU STEM majors who are obtaining teaching certifications in their fields. Funds will be available to undergraduates for their junior and/or senior years, and post-baccalaureate STEM majors may receive one-year stipends to complete their teacher certification requirements.  For more information, click here.