Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science


Newark College of Arts and Sciences

About Plant Biology

The Biology major introduces students to the fundamental concepts, principles, and procedures characteristic of several major conceptual approaches to organisms. The major provides a solid foundation in biology and also permits students to specialize in any of the major branches of biology.

The Biology major is useful for students whose career plans lie in pure or applied biology; agriculture; biochemistry; biotechnology; botany; conservation, environmental quality, and natural resources; dentistry; ecology; food science and nutrition; forestry; genetics; horticulture; human medicine; limnology, marine biology, and biological oceanography; microbiology; natural history and nature study; pharmacy; plant pathology; public health; teaching of biology; toxicology; veterinary medicine; wildlife management; and zoology.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology: Plant Science is offered as a joint program between Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) through the Federated Department of Biological Sciences. The B.A. major requires 38 credits of course work in biological sciences, plus cognate course credits in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Courses are offered on the Rutgers and NJIT campuses.