The Department of Biological Sciences offer both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Biology degree programs, and B.A. degree concentrations in Cell Biology and Neurobiology.  All degree programs require 38 credits of Biology Major coursework, plus cognate courses in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.  In addition, we offer a Minor in Biology. 


Rutgers students can officially declare their intention to pursue a course of study leading to either the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or one of the B.A. Concentrations (Cell Biology or Neurobiology) after completing and passing with a grade "C" or better in: 120:200 Concepts in Biology (4 credits) and 120:201 and 120:202 Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology (lecture 3 credits and lab 1 credit, respectively). 

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To declare the major and degree of study (B.A. or B.S.) in Biology or one of the B.A. Concentrations (Cell Biology or Neurobiology), students must visit the Department of Biological Sciences Office in Boyden Hall Room 206 to submit an in-person application or contact Ms. Sheronda Martin via email: for an appointment/arrangement of an online application for admission to the major. After a review of the student's transcript and, if accepted into the major, an academic major advisor will be assigned. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic major advisor regularly, at least once a semester, to plan their course of study. 

Among the courses successfully completed for all degree programs in Biology or one of the B.A. Concentrations (Cell Biology or Neurobiology), one of those courses must be recognized as Writing Intensive (WI). It is the student's responsibility to check the WI status of courses before registering, as the roster of WI biology courses may vary from semester to semester. All biology major coursework, including WI and cognate courses, must be completed with grades of "C" or better.

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

(Click on each individual program below for specific major course requirements)

B.A. in Biology

B.S. in Biology

B.A. in Cell Biology (a concentration in Biology)

B.A. in Neurobiology (a concentration in Biology)

Minor in Biology