Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science


Camden College of Arts and Sciences

About Biology

Whether students want to be a medical doctor, veterinarian, life sciences researcher or are simply interested in how living organisms work, the Biology major is probably the right choice! A major in Biology is designed to give students a broad introduction to the many areas of biological sciences. By combining excellence in research with a deep commitment to education, students are prepared for successful entry into the workforce with a career in health sciences, industrial or research areas. Experiential Learning and active research are just two of the ways your experience at Rutgers–Camden will make students stand out.

The Biology department offers a wide range of lecture, laboratory, seminar and independent research courses. The curriculum not only provides students with facts and concepts in biology, but also emphasizes analytical skills and scientific reasoning. Looking to get into medical school? Students who complete a Biology major will also have fulfilled the minimum requirements for Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Pre-Dentistry.

Sample Courses

  • General Biology I & II
  • Chemical Principles I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • General Ecology
  • Vertebrate Embryology and Laboratory


Related Programs and Degrees

Joint B.S./D.O. Program
Is your ultimate goal to attend Medical School? Students will complete a three year curriculum toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Rutgers University–Camden and the traditional four year curriculum at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. The Program is open to qualified high school graduates applying as first year students. Find out more about the Joint BS/DO Program here. 

Dual Degree Program

Ready to complete a Masters degree in Biology? Take advantage of the Dual Degree Program in Biology. Selected students will get the opportunity to complete both a Bachelors and Masters degree in as little as 5 years! Find out more here.