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
R120 211 Plant Kingdom 4
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 GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 222 Evolution 3
R120 280 Ecology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Biology Cluster C Elective
 
Ecology and Evolution Elective
 
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Biology Elective Field Course 3
Select one of the following: 3
Biology Elective Cluster C
 
Ecology and Evolution Elective
 
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Senior Seminar 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Ecology and Evolution Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits123

Electives

English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR Electives
HUM 211The Pre-Modern World3
HUM 212The Modern World3
HIST 213The Twentieth-Century World3
Approved Rutgers-Newark courses3
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Electives
EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment3
ECON 201Economics3
ECON 265Microeconomics3
ECON 266Macroeconomics3
STS 201Understanding Technological Society3
STS 210General Psychology3
STS 221Sociology3
STS 257Technology, Society and Culture: An American View3
STS 258Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Electives
COM 3XX300-level Communication course3
ENG 3XX300-level English course3
HIST 3XX300-level History course3
LIT 3XX300-level Literature course3
PHIL 3XX300-level Philosophy course3
STS 3XX300 level Science, Technology and Society course3
THTR 3XX300-level Theatre course3
Approved Rutgers-Newark courses3

Technical Electives

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

Free Electives

Any course in any subject at any level.

Ecology and Evolution Electives

Minimum two courses
R120 282Animal Behavior3
BIOL 337Collective Intel in Biol Syst3
BIOL 338Ecology of the Dining Hall3
R120 365Evolutions of Humans3
BIOL 368The Ecology and Evolution of Disease3
R120 370Plant Ecology3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
R120 422Biological Invasions3
R120 472Environmental Assessment3

Laboratory Experiences

Minimum one course
R120 230Biology Of Seed Plants4
R120 311Flora of New Jersey4
R120 313Mycology4
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
4
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 451Cell Physiology and Imaging4
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4
R120 328Ornithology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 380Field Ecology3
BIOL 385Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3

Cluster C Molecular and Cellular Courses

R120 352Genetics3
R120 356Molecular Biology3