Biology, B.S.

Bachelor of Science
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About This Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology provides a broad-based education in modern life science while offering the opportunity for students to concentrate their efforts within various biological disciplines. Through consultation with a faculty advisor, students may select elective courses that focus on cell and molecular biology, biomedical sciences, organismal biology, or environmental studies. The Bachelor of Science curriculum includes a strong background in the supporting sciences: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computers. The Bachelor of Science in Biology prepares students for admission to graduate, medical, dental, and other professional schools; for careers in academic and industrial research; teaching; and for various careers in the publishing, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries.


Program Goals

Graduates of the NJCU biology program will…

  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and knowledge of the factual and theoretical bases of biology including mechanisms on the molecular, cellular, organismal, and systems levels.
  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific inquiry and explain how scientific knowledge is discovered and validated.
  • Apply quantitative knowledge and reasoning to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of chemistry and their application to understanding living systems. 
  • Communicate scientific information in written and/or oral formats.