Welcome to FDU. My name is Dr. James Salierno. I'm the Deputy Chair of Biological sciences, at the College of Florham.
My name is Dr. Marion McClary. And I'm the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. What I really enjoy is being able to teach courses, particularly ones that are right down my alley in terms of expertise, and work with students on research.
Within the Department of Biological Sciences, we offer a BS degree in biology that has several concentrations. Those concentrations could include ecology, environmental science, cell molecular biology, organismal, biology, and then we also offer several accelerated combined degree programs with medical schools, dental schools, veterinary schools, and so those are a BS MD program or a BS vet degree program, as well as pharmacy.
At both campuses at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the student can get earned a bachelor's degree in biology with concentrations in anatomy and physiology, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, ecology and environmental science. However, on the Metropolitan campus students also have the opportunity to earn a degree in marine biology with a concentration in ecology and environmental science as well. On the Metropolitan campus in Teaneck and Hackensack, New Jersey, we have a Master's in biology. That could be done as a Four plus One, when undergraduate those four years from the undergraduate degree, and only one years and a Master's degree
As an undergraduate biology major, what I really like is we give you guys a really solid broad foundation in the biological sciences. And so your freshman year, you will cover everything from bacteria and viruses all the way up to whales. And we'll do cell molecular diversity type courses. And then you'll go into ecology and cellular biology as we move through. So your freshman year and sophomore year, we have a research course in which you can take and work alongside faculty members doing research with, you know, cutting edge equipment and doing hands-on type work. And then what's really nice is the whole time you're working alongside faculty. Whether it's through pre-health advising or regular academic advising, and working in the lab with faculty members. We get to know our students really quickly. And we have a pretty nice one on one relationship with our students. We do have a beautiful campus so we can utilize the outside nature for a lot of our laboratory exercises as well as working in the laboratory. Every class that you take, as a biology major, has a lab component. We do have bunches of field trips that we coordinate and go off campus with students to investigate different portions of the environment in different labs. We also do a study abroad program. So we've had students go to our England campus, as well as the other countries to take advantage of the biological entities that are there.
A degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University opens up the door to endless opportunities because we lay a foundation that's basic but broad, including biology, chemistry, physics, math, that allows you to just go in any direction that you desire in the future. We've had some biology majors, who I found out later on, were actually working in cosmetic science when they were students that I didn't know that, and they came back to get a Master's to further themselves in that career. Or there's some students that got into cosmetic science after graduation, that I learned later found out. So again, the possibilities are endless.
So in addition to, you know, our impressive faculty, and our ability to not only work with students on a one on one basis, but also publish pretty exciting research, we also have students who are now veterinarians and doctors and physical therapists, as well as PhDs. We have a person right now who's down to Princeton. And so it's really great to see where our students have gone and they've kind of expanded into tons of different areas. It's very exciting. So you also the opportunity to visit and sit in on one of our classes and see how we actually really teach and interact with students on a daily basis. And I look forward to seeing you on campus in the science building in the fall. All right. Well, thank you so much for watching. I hope you've learned a lot about biology here at FDU. If you have any other questions or need any assistance, please hit my email and check out our website, as well, www.fdu.edu/biology.