(120 credits minimum) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125
General Chemistry I 1
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 126
General Chemistry II 1
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
 Term Credits14
Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BNFO 135
Programming for Bioinformatics
or Computer Programming and Problem Solving
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
R120 211 Plant Kingdom 4
BIOL 222 Evolution 3
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
Social Science GER 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
R120 280 Ecology 3
Molecular and Cellular Cluster Elective 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Field Course Elective 3
Ecology & Evolution Elective 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Technical Elective 3 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory Elective 4
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Free Elective 2 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Ecology and Evolution Elective 3
Technical Elective 3 4
Free Elective 2 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Term Credits13
 Total Credits120

Biology Credits: 38


CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 require permission from academic adviser


 Free Elective - Any course in any subject at any  level


Technical Elective - Any course in BIOL, BME, FRSC, CHEM, CS, EVSC, IT, IS, MIS, MIT, PHYS. One Technical Elective must be four credits.  


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.


R120 230Biology Of Seed Plants4
R120 311Flora of New Jersey4
BIOL 321Comp Vertebrate Anatomy4
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
R120 342Developmental Biology1-3
or R120 343 Developmental Biology Lab
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4

FIELD COURSE ELECTIVES (One Required)              

R120 328Ornithology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 380Field Ecology3
BIOL 484Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory3
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3


BIOL 352Genetics3
or R120 352 Genetics
R120 356Molecular Biology3


R120 305Vertebrate Evolution3
BIOL 337Collective Intel in Biol Syst3
BIOL 338Ecology of the Dining Hall3
R120 365Evolutions of Humans3
BIOL 468Disease Ecology & Evolution3
R120 370Plant Ecology3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
BIOL 382Animal Behavior3
R120 422Biological Invasions3
R120 431Modern Plant Biology3
BIOL 491Research and Independent Study1-3
or R120 491 Problems In Biology
BIOL 492Research and Independent Study3
or R120 492 Problems In Biology