About Biological Sciences
Do you aspire to become a medical doctor or a stem cell researcher, an environmentalist or ecologist, a veterinarian or nutritionist? Biological sciences studies living organisms and their relationship to the environment. Being such a broad area of study, the major lays a foundation for careers in many areas ranging from genetics and the health professions to pre-veterinary medicine and environmental sciences. You’ll have the flexibility of designing a course of study that will prepare you for your intended career in biological sciences whether that applies to biomedicine or the natural world.
With more than 100 faculty excelling in a wide variety of specializations, you’ll be introduced to the latest research findings and encouraged to participate in the excitement of discovery in some of the world’s leading laboratories:
- Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey
- Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey
- W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
- Waksman Institute of Microbiology
- Brain Health Institute
- New Jersey Center for Biomaterials
U.S.A. Today ranked Rutgers- New Brunswick #2 - "Best U.S. Colleges to Study Health Professions"
Related Programs and Degrees
A number of joint programs are available to high achieving students in the life sciences. Credit from a number of medical schools (B.A./M.D.), dental schools (B.A./D.M.D.), and physician assistant schools (B.A./M.S.) can be used to complete the major in biological sciences. Students apply for these programs during their sophomore year through the Health Professions Office.