Department of Biology

Overview

From molecules to ecosystems, biology is at the forefront of understanding and enhancing our internal and external systems of life. Our programs provide a high-quality, broad-based education for students pursuing biology-based professions, such as medicine, veterinary science, physical therapy and dentistry; careers as professional scientists in biotechnology, pharmaceutical or environmental sciences; or careers as elementary or secondary school teachers. We also offer joint degree programs in allied health technologies, clinical laboratory sciences, and medical imaging sciences with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Health Related Professions (UMDNJ–SHRP) for students who want specialized training in health care.

The core curriculum imparts fundamental concepts of biological organization, while teaching basic laboratory, computer, library and scientific writing skills. Your last two years involve advanced elective study, externships, seminars, and independent research with faculty members.

Dr. Louise Wootton and classUndergraduate Degrees

B.S. in Biology
B.A. in Biology
B.S. in Allied Health Technologies (joint w/Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP)
B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (joint w/Rutgers-SHRP)
B.S. in Medical Imaging Sciences (joint w/Rutgers-SHRP)

Minor

Biology

Certificate

Teacher of Biology Certificate
Pre-Professional Career Preparation (Pre-Medical, Dental, Veterinary etc.)

Details

Any student may pursue either the B.S. or B.A. degree. However, the B.S. in Biology is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in biology or careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, biotechnology, or agricultural or environmental sciences. The B.A. in Biology is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in elementary or secondary school teaching. Students who wish to teach at the pre-college level will have biology as their first major and education as their second major. They must fulfill School of Education requirements for teacher certification, and Department of Biology requirements for the B.A. degree.

Students are able to pursue a B.S. in Allied Health Technologies, with a minor in biology. This is a joint degree program with B.S. in Allied Health Technologies (joint w/Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP). Students spend the first three years taking basic science and general education courses. They apply for admission to Rutgers-SHRP prior to the end of their junior year at Georgian Court University. If accepted, they spend the fourth year taking specialized courses in respiratory care. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students earn the B.S. in A.H.T. with a minor in biology, jointly awarded by Rutgers and Georgian Court University. Click here for more information on these career areas and on the Rutgers portion of the degree program.

Students are able to pursue the B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, with a minor in biology. This is a joint degree program with the Rutgers-SHRP. Students spend the first three years taking basic science and general education courses. They apply for admission to Rutgers-SHRP prior to the end of their junior year at Georgian Court University. If accepted, they spend the fourth year taking specialized courses in one of two areas: medical laboratory science or cytotechnology. Students must complete at least 90 credits in total (including required Rutgers prerequisite courses) before enrolling in the Rutgers courses. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students earn the B.S. in C.L.S. with a minor in biology, jointly awarded by Rutgers and Georgian Court University. Click here for more information on these career areas and on the Rutgers portion of the degree program. More information on these careers is also available at http://www.labscience.org.

Students are able to pursue a B.S. in Medical Imaging Sciences, with a minor in biology. This is a joint degree program with the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP). Students spend the first three years taking basic science and general education courses. They apply for admission to Rutgers-SHRP prior to the end of their junior year at Georgian Court University. If accepted, they spend the fourth year taking specialized courses in one of four areas: cardiac sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, vascular sonography, or nuclear medicine technology. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students earn the B.S. in A.H.T. with a minor in biology, jointly awarded by Rutgers and Georgian Court University. Click here for more information on these career areas and on the Rutgers portion of the degree program.

The minor in biology is offered for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of biology and are majoring in another subject.

The university has articulation agreements with New York Chiropractic College, Jersey Shore Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center, whereby qualified students can spend three years at Georgian Court University and then enter chiropractic or medical technology programs, and still earn a bachelor's degree in a total of four years. 

Students interested in marine biology may take courses offered by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium or another institution, and transfer them to Georgian Court University as biology or general elective courses.

The above programs are available during the day and evening, except for the B.S. in Allied Health Technologies, B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and B.S. in Medical Imaging Sciences, which are only available during the day.

The B.S. in Biochemistry program is offered through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


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