Department of Biological Sciences
Boyden Hall, Room 206 (973/353-5437)
Web Site: http://newarkbioweb.rutgers.edu
Majors and minors in biology, botany, and zoology are offered at NCAS.
The biology major is offered jointly by Rutgers and NJIT. Bachelor of
arts and bachelor of science degrees are both conferred.
The biology major introduces students to the fundamental concepts,
principles, and procedures characteristic of several major conceptual
approaches to organisms. The major provides a solid foundation in
biology and also permits students to specialize in any of the major
branches of biology.
The biology major is useful for students
whose career plans lie in pure or applied biology; agriculture;
biochemistry; biotechnology; botany; conservation, environmental
quality, and natural resources; dentistry; ecology; food science and
nutrition; forestry; genetics; horticulture; human medicine; limnology,
marine biology, and biological oceanography; microbiology; natural
history and nature study; pharmacy; plant pathology; public health;
teaching of biology; toxicology; veterinary medicine; wildlife
management; and zoology. Students considering admission to medical,
dental, or veterinary school should meet with the prehealth adviser,
Dr. John Maiello, in 301 Hill Hall (973/353-5705).
sophomore year, each biology major is assigned one member of the
faculty to serve as a permanent academic counselor; consultation with
this person on a regular basis is urged. An informative brochure is
available in the departmental office, where the student must officially
declare a major.