The College will remain closed Friday, February 5. All classes and activities at all locations are canceled.
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Students choose from one of three biology curricula: traditional biology major, pre-professional and biotechnology. These curricula parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in biology. The traditional Biology option prepares students, upon graduation, to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a career in biology related fields such as molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, ecology, biology education, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
They concentrate on the theoretical and applied sciences, and mathematics. Their studies prepare them to meet the challenges of advanced study in professional careers.
A passing score on the College’s placement mathematics test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT 013 and MAT 014 is required for all biology majors. In addition, a high school laboratory biology course with a minimum grade of “C” or BIO 010 and a high school laboratory chemistry or CHM 010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.
The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.
The Biology Society is a student organization chartered by the Student Activities Office.
The primary goal of the Society is to reinforce science experiences via field trips, public service to the community, participation in biology projects and providing seminars on current science topics. Membership is open to any student enrolled in the college. For more information contact Prof. Donna Gardner.