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 About the Biology Department

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New Jersey City University’s Biology Department is an inclusive community of scholars committed to academic excellence in the teaching, learning and investigation of the life sciences.

A breadth of opportunities awaits you in the New Jersey City University Biology Department. With Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs and a biology minor, the department prepares 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. Undergraduate and professional affiliated programs offer access to additional programs through partnerships with other area universities, broadening your degree and career opportunities.

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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 professional 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. Supplemental Instruction support is available to all Biology Department students at no cost. 

The department’s scholarly and supportive culture creates the optimal environment for scientific learning and exploration. 


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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.

Contact Us

Ethan Prosen, Chair
Science Building, S-350
Tel: 201-200-3054
Fax: 201-200-2295