The mission of the Department of Biology is to offer students the challenge and opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the basic paradigms of the discipline, leading, upon graduation to entry into the workforce or to further study in professional or graduate school. The diverse student body is exposed to a variety of instructional modes, including traditional lectures and laboratories, computer-based tutorials, field work, seminars by internationally recognized experts, and collaborative learning with peers, graduate students and faculty. Our programs also support life-long learning by providing opportunities for continuing education for professionals and special events for the surrounding community.

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Dr. David Slaymaker, Chairperson, 973-720-2439.

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Amorphophallus titanum: Watch it bloom:


World's largest unbranched inflorescence

Also known as the corpse flower due to the smell of carrion


Amorphophallus titanum

Height is approximately 1.5 meters


Flower bud

The flower was identified on June 20th 2016

Titan arum bud

Blossom opened July 1

Titan arum bloom

The 2017 Biology Awards Ceremony was held on May 11th 2017. Follow the link for additional event images.