(120 credit minimum)

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
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 122
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
or General Chemistry II
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics b 3
EVSC 125 Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences 3
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
 Term Credits17
Second Year
1st Semester
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
R460 103 Planet Earth 3
R460 104 Planet Earth Lab 1
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
PHYS 102 General Physics I 3
PHYS 102A General Physics I Lab 1
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
R460 206 Env Geology 3
R460 207 Env Geology Lab 1
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
PHYS 103 General Physics II 3
PHYS 103A General Physics II Lab 1
CHEM 210 Frontiers in Chemistry 1
 Term Credits14
Third Year
1st Semester
CHEM 360 Environmental Chemistry of Air Pollution and Climate Change c 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
EVSC 340 Environmental Health and Safety 3
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
EVSC 375 Environmental Biology c 3
EVSC 325 Energy and Environment c 3
BIOL 375
Conservation Biology c
or Ecological Field Methods and Analysis
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
CHEM 361 Environmental Chemistry of Water and Soil Pollution c 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
EVSC 385 Environmental Microbiology c 3
EVSC 484 Environmental Analysis c 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Free elective 2
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
EVSC 416 Environmental Toxicology c 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

 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.


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

Technical Electives 

CHEM 244Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 473Biochemistry3
CHEM 231Physical Chemistry I3
Environmental Science
EVSC 490Special Topics in Environmental Science3
BIOL 222Evolution3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 370Plant Ecology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
R120 470Field Ecology3
R120 481Marine Biology4
BIOL 352Genetics3
Civil and Environmental Engineering
CE 342Geology3
Science, Technology and Society
STS 362Environmental Economics3
STS 360Ethics and the Environment3
STS 363Sustainability Studies3
STS 364Sustainability Policy and Practice3
Geology Courses
R460 331Oceanography3
R460 427Hydrogeology3
MATH 112Calculus II4

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.