Mathematical Biology 
Administered By:
Department of Mathematical Sciences


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s1 
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Joint appointment with Department of Biomedical Engineering 
s2 
** 
Joint appointment with the Department of Information Systems 
s3 
*** 
Joint appointment with the Federated Department of Biological Sciences 
s4 
**** 
Joint appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
s5 
***** 
Joint appointment with School of Mangement 

Administration


Chair 
lukej 
Acting Chair 
bechtold 
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies 
michalop 
Director, Graduate Studies 
lcumming 
Director, Statistics Program 
dhar 
Departmental Coordinator 
michie 

Administration 

Faculty




Distinguished Professors 
grkrie,miura[s1] 
Professors 
bose,ahluwali,blackmor,deek[s2],farzan[s3],lukej,bechtold,kondic,bhattach,perez,booty,misieg,milojevi,andrushk,dhar,wychoi,michalop[s4] 
Associate Professors 
aw224,bukiet,cct21,muratov,horntrop,russell[s3],horacio,kappraff,loh,golowasc[s3],lcumming,lieb,rmoore,peterp,plastock,dios,goodman,jiang,sundars,matveev,yyoung,boubendi 
Assistant Professors 
diekman,dbunker[s3,shahriar,wguo,rsverdlo[s5] 
Senior University Lecturers 
Ratnaswa,Rappapor,sjkim 
Lecturers 
klimekd,hayesj,hunter,zaleski,profsr31,sieminsk,pnatar,rkelly, mohebbi 
Post Doctoral Fellows 
ahong,gchaves,skm21 

Faculty 
Distinguished Professors 
Gregory A. Kriegsmann, Robert M. Miura^{*} 
Professors 
Amitabha K. Bose, Daljit S. Ahluwalia, Denis L. Blackmore, Fadi Deek^{**} , Farzan Nadim^{***} , Jonathan H. Luke, John K. Bechtold, Lou Kondic, Manish Bhattacharjee, Manuel Perez, Michael R. Booty, Michael S. Siegel, Petronije Milojevic, Roman I. Andrushkiw, Sunil K. Dhar, Wooyoung Choi, Zoiheleni Michalopoulou^{****} 
Associate Professors 
Antai Wang, Bruce G. Bukiet, Catalin C. Turc, Cyrill B. Muratov, David J. Horntrop, Gareth J. Russell^{***} , Horacio G. Rotstein, Jay M. Kappraff, Ji M. Loh, Jorge P. Golowasch^{***} , Linda J. Cummings, Murray I. Lieb, Richard O. Moore, Peter G. Petropoulos, Roy A. Plastock, Rose Dios, Roy H. Goodman, Shidong Jiang, Sundarraman Subramanian, Victor V. Matveev, Yuannan Young, Yassine Boubendir 
Assistant Professors 
Casey O. Diekman, Daniel E. Bunker^{***} , Shahriar Afkhami, Wenge Guo, Ronald Sverdlove^{*****} 
Senior University Lecturers 
Jeyakumaran Ratnaswamy, Karen D. Rappaport, Seonja Kim 
Lecturers 
Diana P. Klimek, Jimmy L. Hayes, John Hunter, Joseph Zaleski, Ken Horwitz, Katarzyna M. Sieminska, Padma Natarajan, Rudy Kelly, Soroosh Mohebbi Forushani 
Post Doctoral Fellows 
Andrew E. Hong, Gabriel D. Chaves, Sashi K. Marella 

* Joint appointment with Department of Biomedical Engineering

** Joint appointment with the Department of Information Systems

*** Joint appointment with the Federated Department of Biological Sciences

**** Joint appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

***** Joint appointment with School of Mangement



Administered By: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Cullimore Hall, Room 606 The undergraduate program in Mathematical Sciences with an option in Mathematical Biology prepares students for modeling, computational, and analytical work in industry or government, for graduate study in mathematics or a related field, or for various professional schools. NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of the few departments in North America with such a strong program in Mathematical Biology. There are ten active researchers in Mathematical Biology, including seven in Computational Neuroscience. Majors: The undergraduate curriculum provides students with training in a broad range of mathematical techniques and problem solving strategies. Many of the courses in this program emphasize the techniques required to formulate physical, biological, and industrial phenomena as mathematical models and to solve the resulting mathematical problems by using computational and analytical techniques. Senior "capstone" courses provide an opportunity for students to synthesize the knowledge gained during their undergraduate experience by combining mathematical modeling with physical and computational experiments conducted in the Undergraduate Mathematics Computing Laboratory. Double Majors: Students may earn a second major in addition to their primary major in Mathematical Sciences with a specialization in Applied Mathematics. The most popular double major with the Mathematical Sciences major – specialization of Mathematical Biology is the Biology (B.S.) major. Completion is usually feasible within four years of fulltime study. Contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences for a list of appropriate courses to complete a double major with the major in Mathematical Sciences  specialization in Mathematical Biology. For general rules about double majors, see Degree Options in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog. Contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences for a list of appropriate courses to complete a double major with the major in Mathematical Sciences with an option in Mathematical Biology. For general rules about double majors, see Degree Options in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog. Curriculum: The curriculum described below is for students who entered NJIT in the Fall of 2002 or later. Students who entered NJIT before that date have been moved into this new program and should consult their faculty advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences if they have any questions regarding this new curriculum.


B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with an Option in Mathematical Biology 
125 credit minimum 
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B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with an Option in Mathematical Biology
(125 credit minimum)

Prerequisite grade requirement for Mathematical Sciences majors: Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all Math courses.
FIRST YEAR: 1st Semester (15 credits): This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register. A fulltime credit load is 12 credits. Firstyear 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.
math111,cs100,hum101,phys111,phys111a,frshsem,{Elective;Physical Education: GUR;011}

  Math 111  Calculus I (414)    CS 100  Roadmap to Computing (303)    HUM 101  English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (303)    Phys 111  Physics I (303)    Phys 111A  Physics I Laboratory (021)    Frsh Sem  Freshman Seminar (100)    Elective  (Physical Education: GUR) (011) 

2nd Semester (15 credits):
math112,hum102,eps202,phys121,phys121a,{PE;Physical Education: GUR;011}

  Math 112  Calculus II (414)    HUM 102  English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (303)    EPS 202  Society, Technology, and the Environment (303)    Phys 121  Physics II (303)    Phys 121A  Physics II Laboratory (021)    PE  (Physical Education: GUR) (011) 

SECOND YEAR: 1st Semester (18 credits):
math213,math227,math337,R120:101,chem125

  Math 213  Calculus III B (404)    Math 227  Mathematical Modeling (404)    Math 337  Linear Algebra (303)    R120:101  General Biology I (334)    Chem 125  General Chemistry I (303) 

2nd Semester (17 credits):
math222,math333,R120:102,econ201,{Elective;Technical;303}

  Math 222  Differential Equations (404)    Math 333  Probability and Statistics (303)    R120:102  General Biology II (334)    Econ 201  Economics (303)    Elective  (Technical) (303) 

THIRD YEAR: 1st Semester (15 credits):
math331,math340,math373,r120:301,{Elective;Cultural History: GUR;303}

  Math 331  Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (303)    Math 340  Applied Numerical Methods (313)    Math 373  Introduction to Mathematical Biology (303)    R120:301  Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology (303)    Elective  (Cultural History: GUR) (303) 

2nd Semester (15 credits):
math332,math371,{Elective;Humanities and Social Science Upper Level Elective:GUR;303},{Elective;Free;303},{Elective;Lit/Hist/Phil/STS: GUR;303}

  Math 332  Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable (303)    Math 371  Physiology and Medicine (303)    Elective  (Humanities and Social Science Upper Level Elective:GUR) (303)    Elective  (Free) (303)    Elective  (Lit/Hist/Phil/STS: GUR) (303) 

FOURTH YEAR: 1st Semester (15 credits):
math430,math450h,math480,{Elective;Free;303},{Elective;Management: GUR;303}

  Math 430  Analytical and Computational Neuroscience (313)    Math 450H  Methods of Applied Mathematics I (Capstone I) (303)    Math 480  Introductory Mathematical Analysis (303)    Elective  (Free) (303)    Elective  (Management: GUR) (303) 

2nd Semester: (15 credits)
math451h,math481,{Elective;Technical;303},{Elective;Senior SeminarHumanities and Social Science:GUR;303},{Elective;Free;303}

  Math 451H  Methods of Applied Mathematics II (Capstone II) ( 303)    Math 481  Advanced Calculus (303)    Elective  (Technical) (303)    Elective  (Senior SeminarHumanities and Social Science:GUR) (303)    Elective  (Free) (303) 

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. Coop Courses In Mathematical Sciences, the coop courses, Math 310 and Math 410, bear degree credit and count as technical or free electives, subject to approval by a faculty advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Electives All electives should be selected after consultation with a Mathematical Sciences faculty advisor.

Double Major in Biology and Mathematical Sciences 
132 Credit minimum 
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Double Major in Biology and Mathematical Sciences
(132 Credit minimum)

Prerequisite grade requirement for Mathematical Sciences majors: Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all Math courses
FIRST YEAR: 1st Semester (17 Credits):
biol200,chem125,math111,hum101,bnfo135,frshsem

  Biol 200  Concepts in Biology (404)    Chem 125  General Chemistry I (303)    Math 111  Calculus I (414)    HUM 101  English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (303)    BNFO 135  Programming for Bioinformatics (303)    Frsh Sem  Freshman Seminar (100) 

2nd Semester (16 Credits):
{R120:201;Foundations of Biology;3},{R120:202;Foundations Bio Lab;1},chem124,chem126,math112,hum102,{PE;Physical Education:GUR;011}

  R120:201  (Foundations of Biology) (3)    R120:202  (Foundations Bio Lab) (1)    Chem 124  General Chemistry Laboratory (021)    Chem 126  General Chemistry II (303)    Math 112  Calculus II (414)    HUM 102  English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (303)    PE  (Physical Education:GUR) (011) 

SECOND YEAR: 1st Semester (18 credits):
biol205,biol206,chem243,phys111,phys111a,math211,bnfo136

  Biol 205  Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture (303)    Biol 206  Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab (031)    Chem 243  Organic Chemistry I (303)    Phys 111  Physics I (303)    Phys 111A  Physics I Laboratory (021)    Math 211  Calculus III A (303)    BNFO 136  Programming for Bioinformatics II (303) 

2nd Semester (19 credits):
chem244,chem244a,phys121,phys121a,math337,{GUR Elective;Social Sciences;303},{GUR Elective;Physical Education;011}

  Chem 244  Organic Chemistry II (303)    Chem 244A  Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (042)    Phys 121  Physics II (303)    Phys 121A  Physics II Laboratory (021)    Math 337  Linear Algebra (303)    GUR Elective  (Social Sciences) (303)    GUR Elective  (Physical Education) (011) 

THIRD YEAR: 1st Semester (16 credits):
math222,math340,{Biology Elective;Functional Organism Lab;4},{Biology Elective;Ecology and Evolution;3},{GUR Elective;English and Cultural Hist;303}

  Math 222  Differential Equations (404)    Math 340  Applied Numerical Methods (313)    Biology Elective  (Functional Organism Lab) (4)    Biology Elective  (Ecology and Evolution) (3)    GUR Elective  (English and Cultural Hist) (303) 

2nd Semester (19 credits):
math331,math332,math373,{Elective;Laboratory Experience;4},{GUR Elective; Social Sciences;3}

  Math 331  Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (303)    Math 332  Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable (303)    Math 373  Introduction to Mathematical Biology (303)    Elective  (Laboratory Experience) (4)    GUR Elective  (Social Sciences) (3) 

FOURTH YEAR: 1st Semester (18 credits):
math333,{Math 450;Capstone I;303},math480,{Biol Elective;Molecular and Cellular;3},{Biol Elective;Laboratory Experience**;3},{GUR Elective;HSS Upper Level;3}

  Math 333  Probability and Statistics (303)    Math 450  (Capstone I) (303)    Math 480  Introductory Mathematical Analysis (303)    Biol Elective  (Molecular and Cellular) (3)    Biol Elective  (Laboratory Experience**) (3)    GUR Elective  (HSS Upper Level) (3) 

2nd Semester (15 credits):
{Math 451;Capstone II;303},mgmt390,{Elective;Math Biology;303},{Elective;HSS Upper Level;303},{Elective;HSS Capstone Seminar:GUR;303}

  Math 451  (Capstone II) (303)    Mgmt 390  Principles of Management (303)    Elective  (Math Biology) (303)    Elective  (HSS Upper Level) (303)    Elective  (HSS Capstone Seminar:GUR) (303) 

