For students interested in a biology-oriented career (pre-med, environmental science, forestry, etc.), this program provides a concentrated study during the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree. Although science and math are stressed, humanities and social science electives aid in providing a broad educational experience. Students are advised to check the requirements of their anticipated vocation or bachelor's degree program at the college to which they intend to transfer.
Students who have completed the program will be able to:
Demonstrate application of theoretical concepts and fundamental principles in the biological sciences, including use of the scientific method
Conduct background research on life science topics to draw educated conclusions and demonstrate the ability to access and assess information, including understanding of basic concepts, processes and key words necessary to explore topics
Communicate with others in written and oral form and present life science information effectively
Operate basic laboratory equipment successfully, including microscopes, measurement devices and computer technologies
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address biology-based problems, including utilizing statistics and graphical analyses
Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from students in other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.
Download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.
Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit
rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.