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About Biology

Biology is the scientific study of living things. The biology program at Ramapo College addresses a wide range of biological topics and fields, spanning molecular, cellular, organismic, community and evolutionary perspectives. Students gain experience in problem-solving and data collection & analysis in the classroom, laboratory, and field, while also building other essential academic skills such as writing and oral communication.

Graduates of Ramapo College’s biology program, many of whom go on to graduate school, follow a wide variety of career paths, including those in medicine and other health areas, pharmacy, food science, horticulture, ecology, research, education, government organizations, and more.

Classes you can take:

Genetics, Microbiology, Field Botany, Angiosperms, Evolution, Immunology, Avian Ecology, Paleontology & Paleoenvironments, Food Science, Nutrition and Human Metabolism

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Microbiologists$50,850 - $125,100
Biochemists and Biophysicists Varies - Varies
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Varies - Varies
Forensic Science Technicians$32,420 - $96,990
Biological Technicians$35,490 - $79,970
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers$70,760 - $161,220
Pharmacy Aides$21,360 - $32,290
Veterinarians$60,930 - $196,310
Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric$60,390 - Varies
Food Scientists and Technologists$38,200 - $132,170
Biological Scientists, All Other$42,250 - $103,020
Physical Therapists$70,400 - $130,290
Physician Assistants$39,690 - $194,490
Pharmacists$89,080 - $160,280
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists$46,330 - $102,140
Life ScientistsNo Salary Data

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

Hands on learning occurs in all Biology laboratories and other science laboratories. There are additional opportunities for hands on learning with research with faculty as well as coops.

Biology Minor

The Biology minor is organized to give our students a firm foundation for understanding the central principles of the study of life processes, yet it permits student flexibility to select courses which reflect their own particular areas of interest. In the core Biology courses, students examine principles of change and continuity, inheritance and evolution, unity and diversity of organisms and their interaction with the environment and the impact of the environment on all life forms.