General Education Requirements
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is dedicated to producing graduates who have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to advance the state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective fields. Graduates must understand the complexities of contemporary society and have a deep understanding of and appreciation for science and technology and the ethical and societal issues involved in their pursuit. A fundamental guiding principle in the development of the General University Requirements (GUR) is the formulation of a foundational curriculum encompassing the necessary preconditions for success in undergraduate disciplines, a curriculum that establishes a devotion to lifetime intellectual discovery and personal development. In a larger sense, the GUR are intended to provide an educational grounding for our students, a set of educational experiences harmoniously attuned to the mission of NJIT and its responsibilities to its constituents. In essence, the completion of the GUR is a necessary step in the fulfillment of the implicit intellectual and social contract that NJIT has with its students and its local, national and global communities.
An understanding of the nature of computing, its impact on society and the driving forces behind its pervasive deployment is integral to effective functioning as a professional and as a citizen. Each student should learn to use software and computing systems and to access, store, process and analyze information as an essential aspect of critical thinking and problem solving. Depending on the discipline, the student should also develop an ability to design algorithms, to write programs, and to use software tools.
All educated individuals are expected to understand and appreciate history and the world’s cultures.
The ability to communicate ideas is an essential characteristic of educated individuals. All students are expected to achieve proficiency in both oral and written English.
The ideals of a liberal education transcend particular major fields and career goals. All students are expected to develop an interest in specific areas within the humanities.
All students are expected to develop the management skills needed to function effectively in an organizational setting.
The ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively, to understand probability, and to apply mathematical models to a variety of circumstances is fundamental to making informed decisions in the modern world. Depending on the discipline, the student should also be able to apply appropriate mathematical concepts and methods to the solution of problems in their professional domain.
The natural sciences provide the basis for our knowledge of the physical universe and for technological progress. All students are expected to develop a thorough understanding of at least one laboratory science.
Physical education conveys to students the importance of good health and fitness through planned exercise and recreational activities.
An understanding of the social sciences is essential in order to understand the economic, social, and political forces at work in our world.
Specific General Education Requirements
Courses that satisfy the General Education Requirements are so certified by the Committee on Undergraduate Education at the time they are first approved to be offered.
Each college or department may set additional requirements that exceed the GUR.
All first-time, full-time freshman students are required to attend FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar. This course assists students in adjusting to the academic program and introduces them to university life.
At least three (3) credits in an introductory course in the computing sciences.
|CS 100||Roadmap to Computing||3|
|CS 101||Computer Programming and Problem Solving||3|
|CS 103||Computer Science with Business Problems||3|
|CS 104||Computer Programming and Graphics Problems||3|
|CS 106||Roadmap to Computing Engineers||3|
|CS 113||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|CS 115||Intro. to CS I in C++||3|
|BNFO 135||Programming for Bioinformatics||3|
|HUM 101||English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I||3|
|HUM 102||English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II||3|
No more than three (3) of the nine required credits in this category may be fulfilled with a course that is specifically required by a student's degree program or college.
|HRM 301||Organizational Behavior 1||3|
|MGMT 390||Principles of Management||3|
|ENTR 410||New Venture Management||3|
|IE 492||Engineering Management||3|
|Select one of the following:||1-4|
|Elementary Probability and Statistics|
|Finite Mathematics and Calculus II|
|Basic Concepts in Statistics|
|Survey of Probability and Statistics|
|Introduction to Probability Theory|
|Statistics and Probability for Engineers|
|Statistics for Technology|
|Probability and Statistics|
|Applied Statistical Methods|
|Random Signals and Noise|
At least seven (7) credits in natural sciences, including a laboratory experience.
|R120 101||General Biology||4|
|R120 102||General Biology||4|
|R120 109||Basic Plant Science||3|
|R120 110||Basic Plant Sci Lab||1|
|R120 205||Environmental Issues||3|
|R120 206||General Horticulture||3|
|R120 207||Horticulture Lab||1|
|R120 208||Human Sexuality||3|
|R120 237||Environmental Microbiology||4|
|R120 241||Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|R120 242||Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|CHEM 122||Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II||3|
|CHEM 124||General Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 125||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 125A||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM 126||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 126A||Gen Chemistry Lab II||1|
|PHYS 102||General Physics||3|
|PHYS 102A||General Physics Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 103||General Physics||3|
|PHYS 103A||General Physics Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 111||Physics I||3|
|PHYS 111A||Physics I Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 121||Physics II||3|
|PHYS 121A||Physics II Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 202||Introductory Astronomy and Cosmology||3|
|PHYS 202A||Astronomy and Cosmology Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 203||The Earth in Space||3|
|PHYS 203A||The Earth in Space Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 204||Biophysics of Life||3|
|R460 101||Intro To The Earth||3|
|R460 103||Planet Earth||3|
|R460 104||Planet Earth Lab||1|
|R460 206||Env Geology||3|
|R460 207||Env Geology Lab||1|