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
R120 202
Foundations Of Biology
and Foundations Of Biology Lab
4
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
BIOL 206
Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture
and Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab
4
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR 3
Physical Education GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BIOL 340 Mammalian Physiology 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
BIOL 315 Principles of Neurobiology 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 222 Evolution 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Neurobiology Laboratory Elective 4
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Cellular and Systems Neuroscience Elective 3
Neurobiology Laboratory Elective 4
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Cellular and Systems Neuroscience Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Senior Seminar 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Neurobiology Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits124

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 course
PHIL 3XX300-level Philosophy course3
STS 3XX300-level Science, Technology and Society course3
THTR 3XX300-level Theater 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.

Neurobiology Electives

R120 282Animal Behavior3
BIOL 341Introduction to Neurophysiology3
BIOL 344Physiological Mechanisms3
R120 345Comparative Physiology3
BIOL 383Neural Basis of Behavior3
BIOL 385Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory3
MATH 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience3
MATH 431Systems Computational Neuroscience3
R120 444Cell Neurobiology3
BIOL 445Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3

Cellular and Systems Neuroscience Electives 

BIOL 341Introduction to Neurophysiology3
R120 444Cell Neurobiology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3

Laboratory/Field Experiences

R120 285Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
4
BIOL 451Cell Physiology and Imaging4
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4