What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Biology offers comprehensive training in the biological sciences, with an emphasis on the core technical skills needed for professional or research-based careers in industry, health-care or academia.

Program Objectives

The goals for undergraduate biology majors describe broad areas of knowledge and skill. They have been identified by the Biological Sciences Faculty as essential for all biology majors to acquire before graduation.

This knowledge and associated skills will be acquired through a course structure that guides students through required core courses, flexible breadth requirement courses, and student-centered elective courses in the Department of Biological Sciences. It is critical for students to understand that no single course provides absolute knowledge/skill for a particular goal but instead academic success is achieved through academic integration and retention across all courses in the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

Biological Principles

Upon graduation, all biology majors should be able to integrate the principles described in the outcomes below at several levels of biological organization.

  • Use the principles of gene structure and expression to deduce mechanisms by which characteristics of organisms and populations are inherited.
  • Relate biological structure to function at various levels of an organization and in an evolutionary context.
  • Describe the mechanisms by which organisms develop from single cells.
  • Use the theory of biological evolution to explain the diversity of life.
  • Use the principles of bioenergetics to explain the activities of cells and the interactions of cells and organisms with each other and their environments.

Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills

Upon graduation, all biology majors should be able to

  • Use observation and experiment to investigate biological phenomena and solve the problem.
  • Analyze and interpret in writing scientific information gathered through laboratory, field, and library research.
  • Speak effectively about scientific topics, issues, and problems in formal and informal contexts.
  • Use quantitative methods to describe and analyze biological phenomena.
  • Use technical skills and equipment to describe and quantify biological phenomena.
  • Recognize and discuss the social and ethical implications of the conduct of research in biology and its technological application to human problems.
  • Interact with others in a skilled, cooperative fashion to discuss issues and solve problems.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021


College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,


New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled