(123 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 121
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
or General Chemistry I
3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 122
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
or General Chemistry II
3
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
Physical Education GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Physical Education GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Biology Cluster Elective 3
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
Biology Functional Laboratory Elective 4
Biology Cluster Elective 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
Social Science (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Biology Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
Social Science (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 3
Biology Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Biology Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits123

Biology Credits: 38 (Including General Biology I, II, and Foundations of Biology)

Technical Electives

Any course in chemistry, math or physics beyond major requirements. Any course in environmental science, computer science or engineering. Additional biology courses can be used as technical electives.

Free Electives

Any course in any subject at any level.

Biology Electives

One course must be taken from each cluster.

Cluster A – Ecology and Evolution

BIOL 222Evolution3
R120 280Ecology3
R120 382Animal Behavior3
R120 370Plant Ecology3

Cluster B – Functional Organism

R120 211Plant Kingdom4
R120 230Biology Of Seed Plants4
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
R120 340Mammalian Physiology4
or BIOL 340 Mammalian Physiology
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
4

Cluster C – Molecular and Cellular

R120 352Genetics3
R120 355Cell Biology3
R120 356Molecular Biology3
R120 360Biochemistry3
or CHEM 473 Biochemistry

Laboratory Experience Courses (At least two 4 credit labs are required)

Four Credit Laboratory Courses
Any course from Functional Organism Cluster4
R120 227Biol Invertebrates4
R120 285Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
R120 311Flora of New Jersey4
R120 313Mycology4
R120 325
R120 326
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
4
R120 405Microanatomy of Cells4
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 451Cell Physiology and Imaging4
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4
R120 481Marine Biology4
Three Credit Laboratory Courses
R120 328Ornithology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
R120 380Field Ecology3
BIOL 385Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3
R120 486Tropical Field Biology2

Biology Electives

BIOL 225Insects and Human Society3
BIOL 315Principles of Neurobiology3
BIOL 320Discovering Biological Research3
BIOL 337Collective Intel in Biol Syst3
BIOL 338Ecology of the Dining Hall3
BIOL 341Introduction to Neurophysiology3
BIOL 344Physiological Mechanisms3
R120 345Comparative Physiology3
R120 346Neurobiology3
or BIOL 346 Neurobiology
R120 350Immunology3
R120 365Evolutions of Humans3
BIOL 368The Ecology and Evolution of Disease3
MATH 371Physiology and Medicine3
MATH 372Population Biology3
MATH 373Introduction to Mathematical Biology3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
BIOL 383Neural Basis of Behavior3
BIOL 398Visualizing Biology3
BIOL 400Biology in Science Fiction3
R120 403Biological Ultrastructure3
R120 404Intro to Neuroanatomy4
R120 416Plant Evolution3
R120 422Biological Invasions3
MATH 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience3
R120 431Modern Plant Biology3
BIOL 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad!3
R120 444Cell Neurobiology3
BIOL 445Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
BIOL 462Comparative Biomechanics3
R120 471Ecological Physiology3
R120 487Systems Ecology: Ecosystems in the Landscape3
BIOL 491
BIOL 492
Research and Independent Study
and Research and Independent Study
6
BIOL 495Honors Seminar in Biology3

General University Requirements and Electives

Computer Science
BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics3
Management
IE 492Engineering Management3
or MGMT 390 Principles of Management
Physical Education 1
PE 1XXPhysical Education course1
Physical Education course1
Social Science (lower-level)
Select two of the following:6
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Society, Technology, and the Environment
Technology, Society and Culture: An American View
Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View
Approved introductory courses in basic social sciences at Rutgers-Newark
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level)
HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I3
HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II3
Select one of the following:3
The Pre-Modern World
The Modern World
The Twentieth-Century World
HIST 2XX
History course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following 300-level courses:3
3XX
Literature course
3XX
History course
3XX
Philosophy course
3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following 300-level courses:3
3XX
English course
3XX
History course
3XX
Literature course
3XX
Philosophy course
3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Social Science course
3XX
Theatre course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Senior Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following. Honors College students register for honors section.3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science
1

Students who register as full-time undergraduates for two or more consecutive semesters must take two PE courses. Students are urged to complete the requirement as soon as possible.