(120 Credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CHEM 121
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
or General Chemistry I
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MATH 111 Calculus I a 4
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 122
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
or General Chemistry II
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
MATH 211 Calculus III A 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics b 3
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
CHEM 473 Biochemistry 1 3
CHEM 475 Biochemistry Lab I 1 2
CHEM 231 Physical Chemistry I 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
Free Elective 1
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 235 Physical Chemistry II 3
R120 352 Genetics 1 3
CHEM 474 Biochemistry II 1 3
CHEM 480 Instrumental Analysis 1 2
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
CHEM 235A Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 2
MATH 225 Survey of Probability and Statistics 1
R120 356 Molecular Biology 1 3
EVSC 385 Environmental Microbiology 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

 33 credits of these courses must be taken at NJIT, Rutgers-Newark, or Essex County College by all students.


 Students who do not  place initially into Math 111 must take the prerequisite(s) first and catch up to the math sequence ASAP.


CS 113 is also acceptable, but it has a pre-requisite of CS 100, adding 3 more credits unless AP or transfer credit is obtained.

All students are required to satisfy the General Education Requirements (GER). Refer to the General Education Requirements “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses“ 

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.