(120 credits minimum) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
FRSH SEM Freshman 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 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
 Term Credits14
Second Year
1st Semester
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
R120 211 Plant Kingdom 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 222 Evolution 3
R120 280 Ecology 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Social Science GER 3
Molecular and Cellular Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Field Course Elective 3
Ecology & Evolution Elective 3
Free Elective 1 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Technical Elective 2 4
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory Elective 4
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Free Elective 1 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Ecology and Evolution Elective 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Free Elective 1 3
Free Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120

Biology Credits: 38


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
R120 285Comparative 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 385Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory3
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3


R120 352Genetics3
R120 356Molecular Biology3


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 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