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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ewing, NJ, United States
The Bachelor of Science Biology at The College of New Jersey provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive modern education in biology, with subject matter ranging in biological complexity from molecular and cell biology, through organismal biology, and on to ecology and evolutionary biology.
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The general objectives of the department are:

  • to develop in students an understanding of the biological principles that underlie all living things;
  • to instill in students a sense of inquiry
  • to sharpen the analytical thinking skills of students.

The major is a liberal arts-based program that prepares students for a variety of opportunities after graduation, including entry into biology-related professional occupations, pursuit of advanced graduate study in biology, enrollment at medical and allied health professional schools, and teaching at the primary and secondary levels. Students in the Department of Biology learn firsthand about the work of a biological scientist.

They learn about both classic experiments and cutting edge research in biology from the classic literature, the finest textbooks, and current primary scientific literature. In the classroom, in the field, and in laboratories, scientific inquiry is the basis for learning, enhanced and encouraged by experienced, dedicated professors and the shared experiences of the class.

Students construct hypotheses, develop research proposals, and hone their investigative and analytical skills through their work in course laboratories, research with faculty members, and mentored research at other institutions. Biology students discuss each other’s work, write research papers, and submit their findings via scientific poster presentations.

This rich set of experiences allows each student to realize the concept goals of the biology program noted below. The biology program has been designed to give all majors in the department exposure to the complete range of disciplines within biology. The biology core courses, which are required of all biology students, provide a solid foundation within biology from the molecular to the ecosystem level. Students then supplement this core curriculum through the selection of upper-level biology option courses in their particular areas of interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Celullar and Molecular Biology
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics and Developmental Biology
  • Organismal Biology and Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Essay - The Common Application essay is the official essay used in the evaluation process
  • $75 application fee
  • High School transcripts
  • Official test scores - SAT or ACT scores are required for all freshmen applicants, with the exception of Art, Music and Interactive Multimedia applicants
  • Recommendations
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • SAT or ACT test scores are preferred and we recommend that applicants sit for the exam at least 2 months before the application deadline given the time it takes to receive and process the results

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16571 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16571 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ewing

  • 1024 - 2520 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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