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About Biology

Are you eager to make discoveries in genetic mapping of the world’s populations? Interested in making advancements in combating the loss of important ecosystems?

Biology, the study of life processes, is a rich and complex discipline. At Ramapo College, biology is studied from molecular, cellular, organismic, community and evolutionary perspectives and you’ll gain problem- and data-solving experience, laboratory research, and written and oral communication skills.


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

* 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

As a Biology major, you’ll find well equipped modern laboratories at Ramapo, which include an environmentally-controlled greenhouse, computer rooms, computerized biology and physiology labs, and a student research lab, so you can explore the many aspects of biology through your courses and as a participant in faculty research.

Opportunities for field studies and independent research projects are available in a variety of areas. Ramapo students have gained hands-on experience with internship programs at New York Blood Center, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, The Valley Hospital, Mahwah Physical Therapy, Oakland Physical Therapy, Wayne Orthopedic and Verona Animal Hospital.


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.