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About the Department

Search for life’s secrets, in single cells and across entire ecosystems, in this research-intensive program. From lab-based courses to independent research projects, students collaborate with faculty mentors in a quest for new knowledge. With a broad curriculum, well-equipped labs, and a faculty of wide-ranging expertise, we can accommodate the academic interests and goals of nearly any student.

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  • September 22, 2016

    The Fall 2016 Biology Colloquium Series begins this Friday, September 23, when Holly Ramage, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, comes to TCNJ. She will discuss her research on the "Discovery of Novel Host Factors Important for Viral Infection." The presentation will take place in P101 in...

  • September 20, 2016

    A General Meeting of the Chi Upsilon chapter of Tri-Beta is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 from Noon to 1 pm in Room 101 of the Physics portion of the School of Science. Come find out all about Beta Beta Beta at TCNJ!  

  • September 20, 2016

    Join us for the annual "Meet the Professors" on Wednesday, September 21 from 1 pm to 2 pm in Room 212 of the Education Building. Get to know the wonderful faculty of the TCNJ Biology Department, and learn about the courses they teach, their research interests, and more!  This event is sponsored by the Chi...

Real Research Partnerships

Our research partnerships are the real deal: Students work alongside faculty as junior collaborators, not passive observers. TCNJ research teams make key scientific contributions, from lab work on cells and genes to fieldwork in local forests and Alaskan lakes. Our students are fully engaged researchers at the forefront of creating new knowledge.

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Culture of Investigation

A spirit of discovery anchors our curriculum. Even courses and labs incorporate research, challenging students to sharpen critical thinking and analytical skills while mastering the use of up-to-date lab equipment. Students build breadth of knowledge through foundation courses and depth through upper-level study in their own area of interest.

Great Labs, Great Access

Everything you need, when you need it. Entrusted with their own keys, our undergraduate researchers get 24/7 access to tremendous research facilities, from cutting-edge molecular biology labs, to confocal and electron microscopes, to a climate-controlled greenhouse. A dedicated biology building boasts 75,000 square feet of teaching and research space.

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