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Mathematical Biology
Administered By: Department of Mathematical Sciences
mathematics
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s1 * 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
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Administration
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Chair lukej
Acting Chair bechtold
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies michalop
Director, Graduate Studies lcumming
Director, Statistics Program dhar
Departmental Coordinator michie

Administration
Chair Jonathan H. Luke
Acting Chair John K. Bechtold
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies Zoi-heleni Michalopoulou
Director, Graduate Studies Linda J. Cummings
Director, Statistics Program Sunil K. Dhar
Departmental Coordinator Eileen M. Michie

Faculty
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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, Zoi-heleni 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, Yuan-nan 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 full-time 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.

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B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with an Option in Mathematical Biology 125 credit minimum 9
 
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 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.

math111,cs100,hum101,phys111,phys111a,frshsem,{Elective;Physical Education: GUR;0-1-1}
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
  CS 100Roadmap to Computing (3-0-3)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111Physics I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111APhysics I Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
  Elective (Physical Education: GUR) (0-1-1) 
2nd Semester (15 credits): math112,hum102,eps202,phys121,phys121a,{PE;Physical Education: GUR;0-1-1}
  Math 112Calculus II (4-1-4)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment (3-0-3)
  Phys 121Physics II (3-0-3)
  Phys 121APhysics II Laboratory (0-2-1)
  PE (Physical Education: GUR) (0-1-1) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st Semester (18 credits): math213,math227,math337,R120:101,chem125
  Math 213Calculus III B (4-0-4)
  Math 227Mathematical Modeling (4-0-4)
  Math 337Linear Algebra (3-0-3)
  R120:101General Biology I (3-3-4)
  Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
2nd Semester (17 credits): math222,math333,R120:102,econ201,{Elective;Technical;3-0-3}
  Math 222Differential Equations (4-0-4)
  Math 333Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  R120:102General Biology II (3-3-4)
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
THIRD YEAR:
1st Semester (15 credits): math331,math340,math373,r120:301,{Elective;Cultural History: GUR;3-0-3}
  Math 331Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3-0-3)
  Math 340Applied Numerical Methods (3-1-3)
  Math 373Introduction to Mathematical Biology (3-0-3)
  R120:301Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology (3-0-3)
  Elective (Cultural History: GUR) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester (15 credits): math332,math371,{Elective;Humanities and Social Science Upper Level Elective:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3},{Elective;Lit/Hist/Phil/STS: GUR;3-0-3}
  Math 332 Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable (3-0-3)
  Math 371Physiology and Medicine (3-0-3)
  Elective (Humanities and Social Science Upper Level Elective:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Lit/Hist/Phil/STS: GUR) (3-0-3) 
FOURTH YEAR:
1st Semester (15 credits): math430,math450h,math480,{Elective;Free;3-0-3},{Elective;Management: GUR;3-0-3}
  Math 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience (3-1-3)
  Math 450HMethods of Applied Mathematics I (Capstone I) (3-0-3)
  Math 480Introductory Mathematical Analysis (3-0-3)
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Management: GUR) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: (15 credits) math451h,math481,{Elective;Technical;3-0-3},{Elective;Senior Seminar-Humanities and Social Science:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  Math 451HMethods of Applied Mathematics II (Capstone II) ( 3-0-3)
  Math 481Advanced Calculus (3-0-3)
  Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Senior Seminar-Humanities and Social Science:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 

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.

Co-op Courses
In Mathematical Sciences, the co-op 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 8
 
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 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 (16 Credits): {R120:201;Foundations of Biology;3},{R120:202;Foundations Bio Lab;1},chem124,chem126,math112,hum102,{PE;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  R120:201 (Foundations of Biology) (3) 
  R120:202 (Foundations Bio Lab) (1) 
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Math 112Calculus II (4-1-4)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  PE (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st Semester (18 credits): 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 (19 credits): chem244,chem244a,phys121,phys121a,math337,{GUR Elective;Social Sciences;3-0-3},{GUR Elective;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)
  Math 337Linear Algebra (3-0-3)
  GUR Elective (Social Sciences) (3-0-3) 
  GUR Elective (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
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;3-0-3}
  Math 222Differential Equations (4-0-4)
  Math 340Applied Numerical Methods (3-1-3)
  Biology Elective (Functional Organism Lab) (4) 
  Biology Elective (Ecology and Evolution) (3) 
  GUR Elective (English and Cultural Hist) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester (19 credits): math331,math332,math373,{Elective;Laboratory Experience;4},{GUR Elective; Social Sciences;3}
  Math 331Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3-0-3)
  Math 332 Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable (3-0-3)
  Math 373Introduction to Mathematical Biology (3-0-3)
  Elective (Laboratory Experience) (4) 
  GUR Elective (Social Sciences) (3) 
FOURTH YEAR:
1st Semester (18 credits): math333,{Math 450;Capstone I;3-0-3},math480,{Biol Elective;Molecular and Cellular;3},{Biol Elective;Laboratory Experience**;3},{GUR Elective;HSS Upper Level;3}
  Math 333Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Math 450 (Capstone I) (3-0-3) 
  Math 480Introductory Mathematical Analysis (3-0-3)
  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;3-0-3},mgmt390,{Elective;Math Biology;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Upper Level;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Capstone Seminar:GUR;3-0-3}
  Math 451 (Capstone II) (3-0-3) 
  Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (Math Biology) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Upper Level) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (HSS Capstone Seminar:GUR) (3-0-3) 
 


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