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Biology majors and degree programs

Undergraduate programs

A Becton College undergraduate Biology major offers excellent general preparation for a variety of careers, as well as for advanced graduate or medical degrees. A student's curriculum can be designed, in conjunction with an advisor, to meet specific goals such as pre-professional or advanced degree preparation.

Our students prepare for careers as wide-ranging as microbiologist and environmental consultant focusing on freshwater-estuarine ecosystems. Those interested in medical fields can obtain excellent preparation for application to the medical or dental program of their choice.

Our undergraduate major is:

  • B.S. Biology

The combined preprofessional degree programs are:

Doctor of Chiropractic Options:

  • Logan University, Chesterfield, MO; 3 + 3 program, B.S. Biology / D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
  • New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY; 6 year and 4 month program: B.S. Biology/ D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IO; Port Orange, FL; San-Jose, CA; 6 year and 4 month program: B.S. Biology / D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
  • Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX: B.S. Biology /D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
  • Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR; B.S. Biology / D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)

Doctor of Dental Medicine Options:

  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ; 7 year program: B.S. Biology / D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine)
  • Lake Erie College, School of Dental Medicine (LECOM), Erie, PA; 8 year program: B.S. Biology / D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine)

Doctor of Medicine Options:

  • Ross University School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica, West Indies; 8 year program: B.S. Biology / M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

Doctor of Osteopathy Option:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie, PA; 7 and 8 year programs: B.S. Biology / D. O. (Doctor of Osteopathy)

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Option:

  • The New York Podiatric College, New York, NY; 7 year program: B.S Biology / D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)

Doctor of Pharmacy Options:

  • School of Pharmacy, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ; B.S. Biology / Pharm. D. track

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Option:

  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies; 7 year program: B.S. Biology / D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Physical Therapy:

  • Rutgers School of Health Professions, 3 + 3 program: B.S. Biology/D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy)


Dr. James Salierno, Department Chair
PHone: 973-443-8776, email:

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
285 Madison Ave. M-SB1-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Office Location
Science Building