Biological Science
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Why Study Biological Science At Rowan University?

Rigorous yet flexible curriculum:  The biological sciences are becoming more and more intertwined with each other and with other fields.  To have a successful future, today's biology students need to be well-rounded at the time of graduation.  Our B.S. Biology program requires you to get a broad background in biology but maintains lots of flexibility for you to build your own specialty track so that you can prepare for a career after Rowan! 

Broad faculty interests:  To deliver an interdisciplinary curriculum, our faculty must have wide-ranging experience.  The Department has expertise in evolution, zoology, botany, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, marine biology, anatomy, physiology, and applied biology. 

Excellence in teaching:  The Department's faculty are dedicated to undergraduate education.  And that's not just a slogan: teaching excellence is a clear requirement for Rowan faculty to receive tenure or promotion.  Our Department's faculty are routinely evaluated by our students, and many have received teaching honors from the University. 

Access to research opportunities:  At many institutions, undergraduate research opportunities are limited to seniors.  At Rowan, our faculty actively seek underclassmen to work in the lab and in the field.  Some of our faculty even incorporate research projects into their course syllabi. 

Excellence in undergraduate research:  Rowan biology undergraduates have presented their research at meetings and symposia in the local region and nationally.  Some of our majors have even received competitive research fellowships and travel grants from national organizations. 

Small class size:  All of our laboratory classes are capped at 24 seats, so all students receive plenty of individual attention and hands-on experience.  You are not a nameless face in a giant auditorium!

Access to faculty:  Rowan University is primarily an undergraduate institution.  This means that you do not have to compete with graduate students or post-doctoral fellows for our faculty's attention. 

New facilities:  A new, state-of-the-art science building opened in September 2003.  Our facility is one of the best undergraduate science buildings on the East Coast. 

Success of our graduates:  After they graduate, Rowan biology majors have gone on to medical and other professional schools, graduate schools, and jobs.  They build successful careers in medicine, research, education, industry, government service, and more.  The Department has affiliations with a large number of professional schools to help you get the professional degree you need after graduation.