(112 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
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
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
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
R830 101 Principles Of Psychology I 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Term Credits17
BIOL 310 Research and Independent Study 3
GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits6
Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
Biology Elective 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
R120 141 Anatomy & Physiology 4
GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits20
2nd Semester
BIOL 340 Mammalian Physiology 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
R120 142 Anatomy & Physiology 4
Biology Ecology / Evolution Cluster Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 3
 Term Credits19
Management GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits3
Third Year
1st Semester
R120 285 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
R120 335 General Microbiology 4
R120 360 Biochemistry 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
HSS Upper Level Elective 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
R120 352 Genetics 3
Biology Elective 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
HSS Upper Level Elective 3
HSS Senior Seminar Elective 3
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits116

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

Cluster C – Molecular and Cellular

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

Laboratory Experience Courses

R120 227Biol Invertebrates4
R120 285Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
R120 311Flora of New Jersey4
R120 313Mycology4
R120 325
R120 326
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
R120 358Microanatomy Cells4
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
R120 481Marine Biology4
Any course from Functional Organism Cluster4
R120 328Ornithology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
R120 380Field Ecology3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3
R120 486Tropical Field Biology2

Biology Electives

BIOL 225Insects and Human Society3
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
R120 403Biological Ultrastructure3
R120 404Intro to Neuroanatomy4
R120 422Biological Invasions3
MATH 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience3
BIOL 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad!3
R120 445Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3
R120 451Lab Cell Biophysics4
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
R120 471Ecological Physiology3
R120 487Syst Ecol:Ecosys in Landscape3
BIOL 491
BIOL 492
Research and Independent Study
and Research and Independent Study

General University Requirements and Electives

Computer Science
BNFO 135Programming for Bioinformatics3
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
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
History course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following 300-level courses:3
Literature course
History course
Philosophy course
Science, Technology and Society course
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
English course
History course
Literature course
Philosophy course
Science, Technology and Society course
Social Science course
Theatre course
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

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.