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Biology
Administered By: Department of Biological Sciences
biology
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p2 ** Choice of: Math 222 Differential Equations, Math 227 Mathematical Modeling, Math 337 Linear Algebra or Math 340 Applied Numerical Methods
p3 *** Technical Electives: Any course in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Environmental Science; Any course in Environmental Science, Computer Science or Engineering
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Administration
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Chair golowasc
Academic Coordinator kroach

Administration
Chair Jorge P. Golowasch
Academic Coordinator Karen Roach

NJIT Faculty
7
Distinguished Professor Jonakait
Professor farzan
Associate Professor golowasc,russell
Assistant Professor aavhill,dBunker
Lecturers darshan,mstanko,ctrimby,wisner
Laboratory Coordinator mstanko
Research Associate krussell

NJIT Faculty
Distinguished Professor Gene M. Jonakait
Professor Farzan Nadim
Associate Professor Jorge P. Golowasch, Gareth J. Russell
Assistant Professor Andrew Hill, Daniel E. Bunker
Lecturers Darshan J. Desai, Maria L. Stanko, Christopher M. Trimby, Ellen M. Wisner
Laboratory Coordinator Maria L. Stanko
Research Associate Kimberly N. Russell

Rutgers-Newark Faculty
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Chair. Edward M. Bonder
Professors Ann Cali [Prof. Emaritus],Harvey Feder [Associate Provost],Gerald Frenkel,David Kafkewitz, Edward Kirby [Dean: FASN],Judith Weis,Wilma Friedman
Associate Professors Edward M. Bonder,John Crow,Lion Gardiner,Andrew Kasper,John Maiello,Douglas Morrison,Haesum Kim,Claus Holzapfel
Assistant Professors Nihal Altan-Bonnet,Nan Gao,Tracy Tran,Alexis Rodriguez,Patrice Maurel,Karina V. R. Shafer

Rutgers-Newark Faculty
Chair. Edward M. Bonder
Professors Ann Cali(Prof. Emaritus), Harvey Feder(Associate Provost), Gerald Frenkel, David Kafkewitz, Edward Kirby(Dean: FASN), Judith Weis, Wilma Friedman
Associate Professors Edward M. Bonder, John Crow, Lion Gardiner, Andrew Kasper, John Maiello, Douglas Morrison, Haesum Kim, Claus Holzapfel
Assistant Professors Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Nan Gao, Tracy Tran, Alexis Rodriguez, Patrice Maurel, Karina V. R. Shafer

Advisors
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Undergraduate Advisor golowasc
Undergraduate Advisor jonakait
Undergraduate Advisor russell
Undergraduate Advisor kroach
Undergraduate Advisor aavhill
MS Advisor krussell
PhD Advisor Susan Seipel (Rutgers)
University Pre-Health Advisor darshan

Advisors
Undergraduate Advisor Jorge P. Golowasch
Undergraduate Advisor Gene M. Jonakait
Undergraduate Advisor Gareth J. Russell
Undergraduate Advisor Karen Roach
Undergraduate Advisor Andrew Hill
MS Advisor Kimberly N. Russell
PhD Advisor Susan Seipel (Rutgers)
University Pre-Health Advisor Darshan J. Desai
 

The Department of Biological Sciences offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. The coursework in the first year for the B.S. and B.A. degrees are identical, allowing students to make a choice between majors as late as the second year. The B.S. curriculum involves more rigorous training in mathematics, and computer Science. Students in both programs are required to complete a minimum of 38 credits in Biology.

Accelerated 7-year Biology BA/MD/DMD/DDS/OD/DPT programs are also available. Contact the Albert Dorman Honors College for a sample program and information.

The curricula described below are for students entering or who entered NJIT as freshmen in the fall of 2011 or later. Students entering before that date may have a different program and should consult the Academic Coordinator to determine which curriculum applies.

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BS in Biology 128 credit minimum 9
 
BS in Biology (128 credit minimum)
FIRST YEAR:
1st semester:

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.

biol200,{chem121|chem125},math111,hum101,bnfo135,frshsem
  Biol 200Concepts in Biology (4-0-4)
 Chem 121Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I (3-0-3) or
 Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd semester: {R120:201;Foundation of Biology;3-0-3},{R120:202;Foundations of Biology Lab;3-0-3},chem124,{chem122|chem126},math112,hum102,{Phys Ed;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  R120:201 (Foundation of Biology) (3-0-3) 
  R120:202 (Foundations of Biology Lab) (3-0-3) 
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
 Chem 122Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II (3-0-3) or
 Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Math 112Calculus II (4-1-4)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Phys Ed (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st semester: biol205,biol206,chem243,phys111,phys111a,math211,bnfo136
  Biol 205Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (3-0-3)
  Biol 206Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (0-3-1)
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111Physics I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111APhysics I Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Math 211Calculus III A (3-0-3)
  BNFO 136Programming for Bioinformatics II (3-0-3)
2nd semester: chem244,chem244a,phys121,phys121a,{Cognate;Math;3 or 4}[p2],{Elective;Social Sciences:GUR;3-0-3},{Phys Ed;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Phys 121Physics II (3-0-3)
  Phys 121APhysics II Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Cognate (Math) (3 or 4) 
  Elective (Social Sciences:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Phys Ed (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
THIRD YEAR:
1st semester:
{Biol Elective;Functional Laboratory Elective;3-0-3}[p3],{Biol Elective;Cluster Elective;3-0-3},math333,{Elective;English and Cultural History:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Social Science:GUR;3-0-3}
 *** Biol Elective (Functional Laboratory Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Cluster Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Math 333Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Elective (English and Cultural History:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Social Science:GUR) (3-0-3) 
2nd semester: {Biol Elective;Laboratory Elective;3-0-3}[p3],{Biol Elective;Cluster Elective;3-0-3},mgmt390,{Elective;HSS Upper Level:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Technical ;3-0-3}
 *** Biol Elective (Laboratory Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Cluster Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (HSS Upper Level:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
FOURTH YEAR:
1st semester: {Biol Elective;Laboratory;3-0-3},{Biol Elective;Cluster Elective;3-0-3},{GUR Elective;HSS Upper level6;3-0-3},{Elective;Technical;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Biol Elective (Laboratory) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Cluster Elective) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (HSS Upper level6) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
2nd semester: {Biol Elective; Biology Elective;3-0-3},{Biol Elective; Biology Elective;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Senior Seminar:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Biol Elective (Biology Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Biology Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Senior Seminar:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
Total Minimum Credits: 128

Biology Credits: 35 (Including General Biology I, II, and Foundations of Biology)

BA in Biology 124 credit minimum 9
 
BA in Biology (124 credit minimum)
FIRST YEAR:
1st semester: biol200,{chem121|chem125},math138,hum101,bnfo135,frshsem
  Biol 200Concepts in Biology (4-0-4)
 Chem 121Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I (3-0-3) or
 Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 138General Calculus I (3-0-3)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd semester: {R120:201;Foundation of Biology;3-0-3},{R120:202;Foundations of Biology Lab;3-0-3},chem124,{chem122|chem126},math238,hum102[p1],{Phys Ed;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  R120:201 (Foundation of Biology) (3-0-3) 
  R120:202 (Foundations of Biology Lab) (3-0-3) 
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
 Chem 122Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II (3-0-3) or
 Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Math 238General Calculus II (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Phys Ed (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 

SECOND YEAR:
1st semester

biol205,biol206,chem243,phys102,phys102a,{GUR Elective; English and Cultura History;3-0-3},{GUR Elective; Physical Education;0-1-1}
  Biol 205Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (3-0-3)
  Biol 206Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (0-3-1)
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Phys 102General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 102AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  GUR Elective (English and Cultura History) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
2nd semester: {Biol Elective;Cluster;3-0-3},chem244,chem244a,phys103,phys103a,{GUR Elective; Social Science;3-0-3}
  Biol Elective (Cluster) (3-0-3) 
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Phys 103General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 103AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  GUR Elective (Social Science) (3-0-3) 
THIRD YEAR:
1st semester: {Biol Elective;Functional Laboratory Elective;3-0-3},{Biol Elective; Cluster;3-0-3},mgmt390,{Elective;Technical;3-0-3},{GUR Elective;HSS Upper Level;3-0-3}
  Biol Elective (Functional Laboratory Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Cluster) (3-0-3) 
  Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (HSS Upper Level) (3-0-3) 
2nd semester: {Biol Elective; Laboratory Elective;3-0-3},{Biol Elective; Biology Elective;3-0-3},{Elective; Technical Elective;3-0-3},{GUR Elective; HSS Upper Level;3-0-3},{GUR Elective;Social Science;3-0-3}
  Biol Elective (Laboratory Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Biology Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Technical Elective) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (HSS Upper Level) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (Social Science) (3-0-3) 
FOURTH YEAR:
1st semester: {Biol Elective;Laboratory Elective;3-0-3},{Biol Elective;Biology Elective;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Upper Level:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Biol Elective (Laboratory Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Biol Elective (Biology Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Upper Level:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
2nd semester: {Elective;Biology;3-0-3},{Elective;Technical;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 

Total Minimum Credits: 124

Biology Credits: 35 (Including General Biology I, II, and Foundations of Biology)

General University Requirements and Electives

All students are required to satisfy the General University Requirements (GUR). All GUR courses and additional mathematics, technical, and free electives are to be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Refer to the General University Requirements section of this catalog for further information on electives.

Computer Science GUR: BNFO 135

Management GUR (3 credits): Students take IE 492 or Mgmt 390.

Physical Education GUR: Students who register as full-time undergraduates for two or more consecutive semesters must take two PE courses, one of which must be a 100-level fitness core course. Students are urged to complete the requirement as soon as possible.

Social Science Lower Level GUR (6 credits): Take two courses from ECON 265, 266, EPS 202, STS 257, 258 or approved introductory courses in basic social sciences at Rutgers-Newark to fulfill this requirement.

English/Communication/Cultural History GUR (6 credits): Biology majors are required to take HUM 101 and 102. The remaining three credits can be satisfied by HUM 211, 212 or Hist 213 or any 200 level history course at Rutgers-Newark.

Lit/Hist/Phil/STS GUR (3 credits): Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: literature, history, philosophy, science, technology, and society (STS), or an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark.

Open Elective in Humanities and Social Science GUR (3 credits): Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: English (Eng), history (Hist), literature (Lit), philosophy (Phil), science, technology, and society (STS), social science (SS), or theater (Thtr). Students also may satisfy this requirement with Architectural History IV (Arch 382) or by taking an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newar

Senior Seminar in Humanities and Social Science GUR (3 credits): All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, take one of the following: HSS 401, HSS 402, HSS 403, HSS 404, HSS 405, HSS 406, HSS 407, HSS 408, HSS 409. Students enrolled in the honors college take one from HSS 491H-499H.

Biology_Chemistry Double Major 136 Credits 8
 
Biology_Chemistry Double Major (136 Credits)
FIRST YEAR:
1st semester: chem125,hum101,math111,bnfo135,biol200,frshsem
  Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
  BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
  Biol 200Concepts in Biology (4-0-4)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd semester chem124,chem126,hum102,math112,{PE;Physical Education;0-1-1},{R120:201/202;Foundations of Cell/Molec;4}
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Math 112Calculus II (4-1-4)
  PE (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
  R120:201/202 (Foundations of Cell/Molec) (4) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st semester:

chem221,chem222,chem243,math211,phys111,phys111a,{Elective;Cultural History GUR;3}
  Chem 221Analytical Chemical Methods (0-4-2)
  Chem 222Analytical Chemistry (3-0-3)
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 211Calculus III A (3-0-3)
  Phys 111Physics I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111APhysics I Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Elective (Cultural History GUR) (3) 
2nd semester: chem244,chem244a,phys121,phys121a,biol205,biol206,eps202,{PE;Physical Education;0-1-1}
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Phys 121Physics II (3-0-3)
  Phys 121APhysics II Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Biol 205Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (3-0-3)
  Biol 206Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (0-3-1)
  EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment (3-0-3)
  PE (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
THIRD YEAR:
1st semester: chem231,chem473,{Elective;Math Cognate;3 or 4 credits},{Elective;Biology Laboratory;4},{Elective;Biology;3}
  Chem 231Physical Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Chem 473Biochemistry (3-0-3)
  Elective (Math Cognate) (3 or 4 credits) 
  Elective (Biology Laboratory) (4) 
  Elective (Biology) (3) 
2nd semester: chem235,mgmt390,{Elective;Biology;3},chem474,econ201,{Elective;Lit/Hist/Phil/STS-GUR;3}
  Chem 235Physical Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (Biology) (3) 
  Chem 474Biochemistry II (3-0-3)
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  Elective (Lit/Hist/Phil/STS-GUR) (3) 
FOURTH YEAR:
1st semester: chem235a,{Elective;Biology;3},chem480,{Elective;Biology Laboratory;4},math333,chem475
  Chem 235APhysical Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Elective (Biology) (3) 
  Chem 480Instrumental Analysis (0-4-2)
  Elective (Biology Laboratory) (4) 
  Math 333Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Chem 475Biochemistry Lab I (0-4-2)
2nd semester: chem336,{Elective;Physical Chemistry III;3},chem412,{Elective;Biology;3},{HSS 4**;HSS Capstone;3},{Elective;Open GUR;3}
  Chem 336Physical Chemistry III (3-0-3)
  Elective (Physical Chemistry III) (3) 
  Chem 412Inorganic Chemistry (3-0-3)
  Elective (Biology) (3) 
  HSS 4** (HSS Capstone) (3) 
  Elective (Open GUR) (3) 
Joint Six-Year B.A Biology / Physician Assistant 112 credit minimum 8
 
Joint Six-Year B.A Biology / Physician Assistant (112 credit minimum)
FIRST YEAR:
1st semester:

biol200,{chem121|chem125},math111,hum101,bnfo135,frshsem
  Biol 200Concepts in Biology (4-0-4)
 Chem 121Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I (3-0-3) or
 Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd semester: {R120:201;Foundation of Biology;3-0-3},{R120:202;Foundations of Biology Lab;3-0-3},chem124,{chem122|chem126},hum102[p1],r830:101,{Elective;Social Science Elective;3-0-3}
  R120:201 (Foundation of Biology) (3-0-3) 
  R120:202 (Foundations of Biology Lab) (3-0-3) 
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
 Chem 122Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II (3-0-3) or
 Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  R830:101Principles of Psychology I (3)
  Elective (Social Science Elective) (3-0-3) 
Summer I
biol310,{Elective;GUR Elective;3-0-3}
  Biol 310Research and Independent Study (3-0-3)
  Elective (GUR Elective) (3-0-3) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st semester

biol205,biol206,{Elective;Biology Elective;3-0-3},chem243,math105,{r120:141;Anatomy & Physiology I;3-0-3},{Elective;GUR Elective;3-0-3}
  Biol 205Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (3-0-3)
  Biol 206Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (0-3-1)
  Elective (Biology Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  r120:141 (Anatomy & Physiology I) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (GUR Elective) (3-0-3) 
2nd semester: biol340,chem244,chem244a,{r120:142;Anatomy & Physiology II;3-0-3},{Elective;Biology Ecology/ Evolution Cluster;3-0-3},{PE;Physical Education;3-0-3}
  Biol 340Mammalian Physiology (3-3-4)
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  r120:142 (Anatomy & Physiology II) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Biology Ecology/ Evolution Cluster) (3-0-3) 
  PE (Physical Education) (3-0-3) 
Summer II {Elective; Management GUR Elective;3-0-3}
  Elective (Management GUR Elective) (3-0-3) 
THIRD YEAR:
1st semester:
r120:285,r120:335,r120:360,phys102,phys102a,{Elective;HSS Upper Level;3-0-3}
  R120:285Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (3-3-4)
  R120:335General Microbiology (4)
  R120:360Elementary Biochemistry (3)
  Phys 102General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 102AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Elective (HSS Upper Level) (3-0-3) 
2nd semester:
r120:352,{Elective;Biology Elective;3-0-3},phys103,phys103a,{Elective;HSS Upper level;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Senior Seminar;3-0-3}
  R120:352Genetics (3)
  Elective (Biology Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Phys 103General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 103AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Elective (HSS Upper level) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Senior Seminar) (3-0-3) 
Biology Electives Must be Chosen as Outlined Below: 7
 
Biology Electives Must be Chosen as Outlined Below:
One course must be taken from A, B, and C.
A. CONCEPT CLUSTER ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
All courses three Cr.
biol222,{R120:280;Ecology;3},r120:382,r120:370
  Biol 222Evolution (3-0-3)
  R120:280 (Ecology) (3) 
  R120:382 
  R120:370Plant Ecology (3)
B. CONCEPT CLUSTER FUNCTIONAL ORGANISM (4 Cred) r120:211,r120:230,r120:330,r120:335,{r120:340|biol340},{r120:342&r120:343}
  R120:211Plant Kingdom (4)
  R120:230Biology of Seed Plants (4)
  R120:330Plant Physiology (4)
  R120:335General Microbiology (4)
 R120:340Mammalian Physiology (3-3-4) or
 Biol 340Mammalian Physiology (3-3-4)
 R120:342Developmental Biology (4) and
 R120:343Developmental Bio Lab (1)
C. CONCEPT CLUSTER MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR
All courses three Cr.
r120:352,r120:355,r120:356,{r120:360|chem473}
  R120:352Genetics (3)
  R120:355Cell Biology (3)
  R120:356Molecular Biology (3)
 R120:360Elementary Biochemistry (3) or
 Chem 473Biochemistry (3-0-3)
LABORATORY EXPERIENCE COURSES
Laboratory Courses (4 cr.)
{R120:227;Biol. Invertebrates;4},{R120:285;Comp Vert. Anatomy;4},r120:311,{R120:313;Mycology;4},{r120:325&r120:326},r120:358,r120:430,r120:481,{;Any course from funtional concept cluster}
  R120:227 (Biol. Invertebrates) (4) 
  R120:285 (Comp Vert. Anatomy) (4) 
  R120:311Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (4)
  R120:313 (Mycology) (4) 
 R120:325Animal Parasites (3) and
 R120:326Laboratory Exercises in Parasitology (1)
  R120:358 
  R120:430Plant Growth and Development (4)
  R120:481Marine Biology (4)
   (Any course from funtional concept cluster) 
Laboratory Courses (3 cr.) r120:328,r120:371,r120:381,r120:380,biol475
  R120:328Ecology of Birds (3-0-3)
  R120:371Field Studies in Plant Ecology (3)
  R120:381Field Studies in Animal Ecology (2)
  R120:380Field Ecology (3)
  Biol 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis (3-0-3)
Laboratory Courses (2 cr.) r120:486
  R120:486Tropical Field Biology (2)
BIOLOGY ELECTIVES
All courses three Cr. unless Specified
biol225,{r120:346|biol346},{R120:350;Immunology;3},r120:365,biol368,math371,math372,math373,biol375,biol383,r120:403,r120:404,biol405,r120:422,math430,biol440,r120:445,biol447,biol448,r120:451,r120:452,r120:455,r120:471,r120:487,{Problems in Biol; BIOL 491-492;6 crs max}
  Biol 225Insects and Human Society (3-0-3)
 R120:346Neurobiology (3) or
 Biol 346Neurobiology (3-0-3)
  R120:350 (Immunology) (3) 
  R120:365Human Ecology (3-0-3)
  Biol 368The Ecology and Evolution of Disease (3-0-3)
  Math 371Physiology and Medicine (3-0-3)
  Math 372Population Biology (3-0-3)
  Math 373Introduction to Mathematical Biology (3-0-3)
  Biol 375Conservation Biology (3-0-3)
  Biol 383Neural Basis of Behavior (3-0-3)
  R120:403Biological Ultrastructure (3)
  R120:404Light and Electron Microscopy (4)
  Biol 405 Cell Physiology and Imaging (1-3-4)
  R120:422Biological Invasions (3)
  Math 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience (3-1-3)
  Biol 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad! (3-0-3)
  R120:445Endocrinology (3)
  Biol 447Cellular and Systems Neuroscience (3-0-3)
  Biol 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad! (3-0-3)
  R120:451Laboratory in Cellular and Molecular Biology I: Cellular Biophysics (4)
  R120:452Laboratory in Cellular and Molecular Biology II: Molecular Biotechniques (4)
  R120:455Molecular Cell Biology (3)
  R120:471Ecological Physiology (3)
  R120:487Systems Ecology (3)
  Problems in Biol (BIOL 491-492) (6 crs max) 


**  Choice of: Math 222 Differential Equations, Math 227 Mathematical Modeling, Math 337 Linear Algebra or Math 340 Applied Numerical Methods
***  Technical Electives: Any course in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Environmental Science; Any course in Environmental Science, Computer Science or Engineering
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p5 ***** Pending approval.
p6 ****** Technical Electives: A 300-level or higher course in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Environmental Science; a three credit course in any of the Computer Science or Engineering disciplines; or any Physics course 234 or higher or six additional credits of biology. Courses required for the major cannot be used to satisfy the technical elective requirement.
p7 ******* Technical Electives: A 300-level or higher course in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Environmental Science; a three credit course in any of the Computer Science or Engineering disciplines; or any physics course 234 or higher.
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Accelerated Six-Year B. A. Biology/Doctor of Physical Therapy 112 Minimum credits 9
 
Accelerated Six-Year B. A. Biology/Doctor of Physical Therapy (112 Minimum credits)
FIRST YEAR:

1st Semester: (18 credits)

biol200,chem125,math111,hum101,bnfo135,frshsem
  Biol 200Concepts in Biology (4-0-4)
  Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd Semester: (18 credits) {R120:201;Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology;3-0-3},{R120:202;Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology Lab},chem124,chem126,hum102,r830:101,{Elective;Social Science:GUR;3-0-3}
  R120:201 (Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology) (3-0-3) 
  R120:202 (Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology Lab) 
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  R830:101Principles of Psychology I (3)
  Elective (Social Science:GUR) (3-0-3) 
Summer I: (5 credits) biol310,biol410
  Biol 310Research and Independent Study (3-0-3)
  Biol 410Work Experience II (3-0-3)
SECOND YEAR:

1st Semester:  (17 credits)

biol205,biol206,{Biology Elective;Cluster Elective; 3-0-3},chem243,math105,{Elective;English and Cultural History:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  Biol 205Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (3-0-3)
  Biol 206Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (0-3-1)
  Biology Elective (Cluster Elective) ( 3-0-) 
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Elective (English and Cultural History:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
2nd Semester: (16 credits) biol340,{Biol Elective;Cluster;3-0-3},chem244,chem244a,{Elective;Free},{Elective;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  Biol 340Mammalian Physiology (3-3-4)
  Biol Elective (Cluster) (3-0-3) 
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Elective (Free) 
  Elective (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
Summer II: (6 credits) {GUR Elective; HSS Upper Level;3-0-3},{GUR Elective; Management;3-0-3}
  GUR Elective (HSS Upper Level) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (Management) (3-0-3) 
THIRD YEAR:

1st Semester: (16 credits)

{R120:285;Comparative Vertebrates Anatomy;3-3-4},{Elective;Biology;3-0-3},phys102,phys102a,{GUR Elective; HSS Upper Level;3-0-3},{Elective;Free Elective;3-0-3}
  R120:285 (Comparative Vertebrates Anatomy) (3-3-4) 
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Phys 102General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 102AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  GUR Elective (HSS Upper Level) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free Elective) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: (15 credits) r120:352,{Biol Elective;Laboratory;3-0-3},{Elective;Biology;3-0-3},{Elective;Biology;3-0-3},phys103,phys103a,{Elective;HSS Senior Seminar:GUR;3-0-3}
  R120:352Genetics (3)
  Biol Elective (Laboratory) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Phys 103General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 103AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Elective (HSS Senior Seminar:GUR) (3-0-3) 
Biology Credits: 35 (General Biology I, II, Foundations of Biology, Mammalian Physiology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy are required).

Special Curriculum Note for Accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy Program:

Students in the DPT program must take the following courses:

  • Rutgers-Newark 21: 120:340 Mammalian Physiology (4 credits)
  • Rutgers-Newark 21: 120:320 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (4 credits)
  • Rutgers-Newark 21 & 62: 830:101 Principles of Psychology (3 credits)

These courses can be fit into elective slots in the existing curricula. Consult advisor.

Accelerated Seven-Year B. A. Biology/MD, DMD, DDS, OD 111 Minimum credits 9
 
Accelerated Seven-Year B. A. Biology/MD, DMD, DDS, OD (111 Minimum credits)
FIRST YEAR:

1st Semester: (18 credits)

biol200,chem125,math111,phys102,phys102a,hum101,frshsem
  Biol 200Concepts in Biology (4-0-4)
  Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
  Phys 102General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 102AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd Semester: (18 credits) {biol205|biol206},chem124,chem126,phys103,phys103a,hum102,{Elective;Social Science:GUR;3-0-3}
 Biol 205Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (3-0-3) or
 Biol 206Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (0-3-1)
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Phys 103General Physics (3-0-3)
  Phys 103AGeneral Physics Laboratory (0-2-1)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Elective (Social Science:GUR) (3-0-3) 
Summer I: (5 credits) cs101,{Elective;English and Cultural History:GUR;3-0-3}
  CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving (3-0-3)
  Elective (English and Cultural History:GUR) (3-0-3) 
SECOND YEAR:

1st Semester: (17 credits)

r120:301,r120:302,chem243,math105,{Elective;Social Science:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Upper Level:GUR},{Elective;Physical Education:GUR}
  R120:301Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology (3-0-3)
  R120:302Foundations of Biology-Lab (0-3-1)
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Elective (Social Science:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Upper Level:GUR) 
  Elective (Physical Education:GUR) 
2nd Semester: (16 credits) {Elective;Biology with Lab;3-3-4},chem244,chem244a,{Elective;HSS Upper Level:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free},{Elective;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  Elective (Biology with Lab) (3-3-4) 
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Elective (HSS Upper Level:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) 
  Elective (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
Summer II: (6 credits) biol491,biol492
  Biol 491Research and Independent Study (0-3-3)
  Biol 492Research and Independent Study (3-0-3)
THIRD YEAR:

1st Semester: (16 credits)

{Elective;Biology with Lab;3-3-4},{Elective;Biology;3-0-3},{Elective;Technical Elective;3-0-3}[p6],{Elective;Management:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Elective (Biology with Lab) (3-3-4) 
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
 ****** Elective (Technical Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Management:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: (15 credits) {Elective;Biology;3-0-3},{Elective;Biology;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Senior Seminar:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Technical Elective;3-0-3}[p6],{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Senior Seminar:GUR) (3-0-3) 
 ****** Elective (Technical Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
Biology Credits: 35 (including General Biology I, II, and Foundations of Biology)


*****  Pending approval.
******  Technical Electives: A 300-level or higher course in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Environmental Science; a three credit course in any of the Computer Science or Engineering disciplines; or any Physics course 234 or higher or six additional credits of biology. Courses required for the major cannot be used to satisfy the technical elective requirement.
*******  Technical Electives: A 300-level or higher course in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Environmental Science; a three credit course in any of the Computer Science or Engineering disciplines; or any physics course 234 or higher.
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p8 ******** Biol 491 and Biol 492 (6 credits max)

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BIOLOGY ELECTIVES MUST BE CHOSEN AS OUTLINED BELOW:

A. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

(All courses three credits)

r120:322,r120:370,r120:380,r120:382
  R120:322 
  R120:370Plant Ecology (3)
  R120:380Field Ecology (3)
  R120:382 
B. THE FUNCTIONAL ORGANISM

(All courses four credits)

r120:211,r120:230,r120:330,r120:335,r120:340,{r120:342&r120:343}
  R120:211Plant Kingdom (4)
  R120:230Biology of Seed Plants (4)
  R120:330Plant Physiology (4)
  R120:335General Microbiology (4)
  R120:340Mammalian Physiology (3-3-4)
 R120:342Developmental Biology (4) and
 R120:343Developmental Bio Lab (1)
C. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS:

(All courses three credits)

r120:352,r120:355,r120:356,{r120:360|chem473}
  R120:352Genetics (3)
  R120:355Cell Biology (3)
  R120:356Molecular Biology (3)
 R120:360Elementary Biochemistry (3) or
 Chem 473Biochemistry (3-0-3)

D. MAJORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE AT LEAST TWO ADDITIONAL LABORATORY OR FIELD COURSES CHOSEN FROM SECTION B ABOVE OR FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Laboratory Courses

(4 credits)

r120:311,r120:320,{r120:325&r120:326},r120:327,r120:358,r120:413,r120:430,r120:481
  R120:311Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (4)
  R120:320 
 R120:325Animal Parasites (3) and
 R120:326Laboratory Exercises in Parasitology (1)
  R120:327 
  R120:358 
  R120:413 
  R120:430Plant Growth and Development (4)
  R120:481Marine Biology (4)

Laboratory courses

(3 credits)

r120:328,r120:371,r120:381,r120:470
  R120:328Ecology of Birds (3-0-3)
  R120:371Field Studies in Plant Ecology (3)
  R120:381Field Studies in Animal Ecology (2)
  R120:470 
Laboratory courses

(2 credits)

r120:486
  R120:486Tropical Field Biology (2)

E. THE COURSES LISTED BELOW MAY BE USED TO COMPLETE 35 CREDITS OF BIOLOGY COURSE WORK.

(All courses three credits unless specified)

r120:346,r120:365,biol368,math371,math373,biol383,r120:403,r120:404,r120:422,math430,r120:443,r120:445,r120:451,r120:452,r120:455,r120:471,r120:487,biol491[p8],biol492[p8]
  R120:346Neurobiology (3)
  R120:365Human Ecology (3-0-3)
  Biol 368The Ecology and Evolution of Disease (3-0-3)
  Math 371Physiology and Medicine (3-0-3)
  Math 373Introduction to Mathematical Biology (3-0-3)
  Biol 383Neural Basis of Behavior (3-0-3)
  R120:403Biological Ultrastructure (3)
  R120:404Light and Electron Microscopy (4)
  R120:422Biological Invasions (3)
  Math 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience (3-1-3)
  R120:443 
  R120:445Endocrinology (3)
  R120:451Laboratory in Cellular and Molecular Biology I: Cellular Biophysics (4)
  R120:452Laboratory in Cellular and Molecular Biology II: Molecular Biotechniques (4)
  R120:455Molecular Cell Biology (3)
  R120:471Ecological Physiology (3)
  R120:487Systems Ecology (3)
 ******** Biol 491Research and Independent Study (0-3-3)
 ******** Biol 492Research and Independent Study (3-0-3)


********  Biol 491 and Biol 492 (6 credits max)
 
 
 


Catalog and curricula information approved by the relevant academic department.