(120 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
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 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
MATH 211 Calculus III A 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
BNFO 236 Programming for Bioinformatics II 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Biology Cluster Elective 3
Math Cognate 1 4
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
Social Science GER 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Biology Cluster Elective 3
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
Technical Elective 2 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Biology Elective 3
Biology Cluster Elective 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Technical Elective 3 4
 Term Credits13
2nd Semester
Biology Elective 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Free Elective 4 3
Free Elective 4 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses" 

Biology Credits: 35 (Including General Biology I, II, and Foundations of Biology)


One course must be taken from each cluster.

Concept Cluster Computational Biology

MATH 371Physiology And Medicine3
MATH 372Population Biology3
MATH 373Introduction to Mathematical Biology3
MATH 430Analytical and Computational Neuroscience3
MATH 431Systems Computational Neuroscience3
BIOL 463Dynamic Principles of Systems Biology3

Concept Cluster Ecology and Evolution

BIOL 222Evolution3
or R120 222 Evolution
R120 282Animal Behavior3
R120 280Ecology3
R120 370Plant Ecology3

Concept Cluster Functional Organism(4 cr)

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

Concept Cluster Molecular and Cellular

R120 352Genetics3
R120 355Cell Biology3
R120 356Molecular Biology3
R120 360Biochemistry3

Laboratory Experience Courses

R120 211Plant Kingdom4
R120 227Biol Invertebrates4
R120 230Biology Of Seed Plants4
R120 285Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
R120 311Flora of New Jersey4
R120 313Mycology4
R120 325
R120 326
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
BIOL 340Mammalian Physiology4
or R120 340 Mammalian Physiology
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
BIOL 347Lab Approaches in Neuroscience4
R120 404Intro to Neuroanatomy4
R120 405Microanatomy of Cells4
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 451Cell Physiology and Imaging4
Any course from Functional Organism Cluster4
R120 328Ornithology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 380Field Ecology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3
R120 486Tropical Field Biology2

Biology Electives

BIOL 315Principles of Neurobiology3
BIOL 337Collective Intel in Biol Syst3
BIOL 338Ecology of the Dining Hall3
BIOL 341Introduction to Neurophysiology3
BIOL 344Physiological Mechanisms3
R120 345Comparative Physiology3
R120 346Neurobiology3
BIOL 350Immunology3
R120 365Evolutions of Humans3
BIOL 368The Ecology and Evolution of Disease3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
BIOL 383Neural Basis of Behavior3
BIOL 400Biology in Science Fiction3
R120 402Biology of Cancer3
R120 422Biological Invasions3
BIOL 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad!3
BIOL 445Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
R120 456Virology3
BIOL 462Comparative Biomechanics3
R120 472Environmental Assessment3
BIOL 491
BIOL 492
Research and Independent Study
and Research and Independent Study
R120 493
R120 494
Seminar In Biology
and Seminar In Biol
BIOL 495Honors Seminar in Biology3

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.