Welcome to the Federated Department of Biological Sciences!

  • Boyden Hall, west view from Norman Samuels Plaza

    Federated Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers-Newark/NJIT

  • Life Sciences Center; at the corner of University Avenue and Warren Street

    Life Sciences Center (University Avenue at Warren Street)

  • Plant Collection in the Biological Sciences Greenhouse

    Biological Sciences Greenhouses

  • Tom Otterness sculpture outside Life Science Center at Rutgers Newark

Department of Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Federated Departments of Biological Sciences, a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Please use the links to your left to navigate our site.

The past decade has witnessed tremendous advances in the biological sciences and our Departments have developed a strategic plan to meet the changing needs of our students and our society. We recognize the contribution biology makes to a strong liberal arts education and understand the needs of its majors who are entering a world more biologically complex and sophisticated than a decade ago.

Undergraduate students in the program choose courses from among a wide range of research fields to both develop a solid foundation in biology and to build meaningful depth of study in areas of personal interest. In addition to formal lecture and lab courses, students have many opportunities for independent study through seminar courses and research with our outstanding faculty. Learn more about undergraduate opportunities ...

Graduate students can choose an MS or PhD program. Both programs stress the importance of the research experience and its value to critical thinking. Learn more about graduate opportunities ...


Looking for a particular lab?  Clicking on the links below will take to you to the individual lab pages.

Garnier lab            @sjmgarnier
Ruane lab            @Sara_and_snakes
Ware lab             @jessicalwarelab