Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate in research. By participating in research, a student will be applying their classroom knowledge and strengthening their laboratory skills. For students planning on a career or graduate school , such laboratory experience can be invaluable.
Because biology students have a broad science background, they can work with researchers from many disciplines. Our students have worked in the Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics departments at NJIT and also in various departments at UMDNJ.
(Photo: Jasneet Kaur '07, in the lab of Prof. Ed Bonder of Rutgers University. Read more about Jasneet.)
Doctoral students must complete at least 36 credits of doctoral research. During the first two years students must complete at least two rotations in research laboratories. At the completion of the rotations, the student and their research advisor to develop and begin their thesis project.
Masters students who choose the thesis option must complete six credits of research and complete an experimental laboratory or field project. Students must write and defend a thesis based on the project.
(Above: PhD Student Olga Khorkova in the lab of Prof. Golowasch)