BIOLOGY is the study of life and living organisms on earth. Available as a major or minor program of study.

You Better Belize It

Each spring, students travel to Belize for nine sun-kissed days to study life on a coral reef.

Imagine Studying…

animal viruses, particularly human pathogens, with an emphasis on viral replication processes and mechanisms of viral pathogenesis in “Virology.”


Spend Life Studying Life

About 80 percent of our biology majors intern during their time at Drew. The rest are doing intern-like projects. We’re one of the few liberal arts universities where students shadow doctors in a busy emergency room—this really helps when applying to med school.

Despite the economy, nearly 100 percent of our grads are employed or in medical or graduate school. Our students excel at getting jobs in their field. And we’re pleased to say that they excel equally well at finding satisfaction in their jobs.

For students interested in medical school, veterinary school and related areas, Drew’s Health Professions Advisory Committee provides curricular guidance and support throughout the application process.

Microbiology, Immunology and Virology were taught by taking everything you learned and combining it together to answer a question rather than it being a memory dump. ”
Christian Maggio C’11
on Microbiology, Immunology and Virology

Even More Opportunities Research and Dual Degrees

The Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) at Drew University will offer you unique opportunities to engage in undergraduate research under the supervision of retired industrial scientists. Experiential learning at its finest, RISE projects cover topic areas, including drug discovery, industrial microbiology, mathematics and more.

Drew can also put you on a path towards earning your MD. A formal articulation agreement between the College of Liberal Arts of Drew University and the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) makes it possible for prospective first-year students to apply directly to a special, seven-year dual-degree program in medicine. Students are admitted simultaneously to both Drew and New Jersey Medical School. They then spend three years of study at Drew and four years at NJMS, completing both the BA and MD degrees in seven years.

Class of 2016 Outcomes

Biology majors in the Class of 2016 are already getting to work and to grad school. Here is a sampling of where some of our graduates are right now:

• Lab Technician at Roche Molecular Systems
• Ophthalmology Veterinary Technician at Oradell Animal Hospital
• Pursuing MPH at Boston University
• Pursuing MD at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School