Biology Department.


Biology Department

Program Overview

The biology major offers students the opportunity to study the biological basis of life from a wide range of perspectives, from ecosystems to organisms to cells and molecules. A critical component of our curriculum is active, inquiry-based learning, including classroom and laboratory experiences that provide not only in-depth exposure to core concepts in biology but also development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, and scientific writing.

We offer a rigorous scientific curriculum grounded in the liberal arts tradition of making connections with many areas both within and outside of the sciences, as students learn to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. Please view the college catalog for a full and up-to-date list of requirements and courses for this program.

Related Majors and Minors

In addition to the biology major, there are several related majors and minors in related areas, including Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Neuroscience and Public Health (minor only).

In addition, Drew offers several special programs that link work at Drew with advanced schooling, including dual-degree programs for medical school (seven-year BA/MD program), biomedical engineering (3/2 program), and environmental management (3/2 program).

Please note that there are specific requirements for admission to these programs and those considering cooperative programs should work closely with their advisers since early planning is important.

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