(120 credit 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
BNFO 135
Programming for Bioinformatics
or Computer Programming and Problem Solving
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
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
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Term Credits17
Anatomy & Physiology (or BIO 121) 2
Anatomy & Physiology (or BIO 122) 2
 Term Credits0
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
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Social Science GER 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BIOL 340 Mammalian Physiology 4
CHEM 473
or Biochemistry
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 321 Comp Vertebrate Anatomy 4
R120 335 General Microbiology 4
Biology Ecology & Evolution Cluster Elective 3 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
BIOL 352
or Genetics
Biology Elective 3
Biology Elective 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits99

CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 require permission from the academic adviser


 Anatomy and Physiology may be taken at Rutgers Newark (R120 141/142) or Essex County College (BIO 121/122) or at another institution with approval from NJIT Biology Department


 Choice of Evolution (Biol 222 or R120:222), Ecology (R120:280), Animal Behavior (BIOL 382), Plant Ecology (R120:370)


Other courses may be substituted as necessary

Physical Assistant Courses Transferred to NJIT*
Technical ElectivePHYA4139 Microbiology and Immunology4
Technical ElectivePHYA4120 Anatomy and Physiology I3
Free ElectivePHYA4180 Biochemistry3
Free ElectivePHYA4161 Cell Biology & Histology3
Total Credits13
NJIT Credits107
Transfer Credits13
Biology Credits39
Total Credits120

Biology Electives

BIOL 315Principles of Neurobiology3
BIOL 320Discovering Biological Research3
R120 325
R120 326
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
R120 328Ornithology3
BIOL 337Collective Intel in Biol Syst3
R120 330Plant Physiology4
BIOL 338Ecology of the Dining Hall3
BIOL 441Neurophysiology3
BIOL 342Developmental Biology (Embryology)3
BIOL 423Physiological Mechanisms3
BIOL 424Comparative Physiology3
BIOL 350Immunology3
R120 355Cell Biology3
R120 356Molecular Biology3
R120 365Evolutions of Humans3
BIOL 468Disease Ecology & Evolution3
R120 370Plant Ecology3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
BIOL 383Neural Basis of Behavior3
BIOL 492Research and Independent Study3
BIOL 400Biology in Science Fiction3
R120 402Biology of Cancer3
R120 422Biological Invasions3
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 432Intro to Comp Neuroscience3
BIOL 436Advanced Neuroscience Modeling3
BIOL 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad!3
BIOL 445Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3
BIOL 453Applied Genetics & Genomics3
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
R120 456Virology3
BIOL 462Comparative Biomechanics3
BIOL 470Dynamic Princ in Systems BIOL3
R120 472Environmental Assessment3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3
BIOL 498Special Topics in Biology3
BIOL 491
BIOL 492
Research and Independent Study
and Research and Independent Study
BIOL 495Honors Seminar in Biology3