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Program Description

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biology (BIOL)

Stockton’s biology program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees with several tracks. Requirements for each track can be found here. A new degree in Medical Technology (Dual degree program) is now avalable. A brochure for the Medical Technology program is available.

The biology program also offers a minor in biology.


The Biology major will (1) prepare students for a variety of careers in biological science; (2) provide a background of skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for further study in professional and graduate schools; and (3) promote enjoyment and appreciation of the organisms that populate our planet. 

Biology courses emphasize the diversity of life-forms that have evolved and the wide range of levels at which they can be studied: molecular to ecosystem. Many courses have laboratory and/or field components, and seminar, tutorial or independent project modes of instruction are also utilized. The program takes advantage of the College’s 1,600-acre setting in the New Jersey Pine Barrens close to the Atlantic Ocean. It is an area rich with diverse terrestrial, estuarine and marine habitats. Nearby are the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and many other federal, state, county and private wildlife preserves, in addition to research facilities on campus. The College has its own marine station. The laboratory complex includes a greenhouse, animal rooms, environmental growth chambers, computer apparatus for physiological studies, light microscopes of many descriptions, plant and animal tissue culture facilities, and modern biological instrumentation including centrifuges, thermocyclers, and instrumentation for automated DNA sequencing.

 

Due to the diversity of faculty and diversity of Biology, Biology students have a lot of freedom in choosing their coursework. Courses should be selected to best prepare students after Stockton.. A Biology degree can (1) prepare students for a careers in biological science; (2) provide a background of skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for professional and graduate schools; and (3) promote enjoyment and appreciation of the organisms that populate our planet.

Highlights of Biology:

  • Most courses taught by faculty who care about student learning 
  • All program faculty hold doctoral degrees from highly reputed institutions
  • Opportunity for one-on-one assistance
  • Biology seminar series
  • Research opportunities in field and laboratory work

Biology makes use of the 1600 acre campus to support the mission of the department.

Information about faculty research can be found here. Talk to your professors about their research, they love to talk about it.

See the Stockton College Bulletin for more information regarding BIOLOGY major.

For Additional Information Contact:

Tara Luke, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Biology Program Coordinator
Tara.Luke@stockton.edu
(609) 652-4965

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