(120 Minimum credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125
General Chemistry I 3
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits18
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 3
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
 Term Credits18
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
 Term Credits3
Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
BNFO 135
Programming for Bioinformatics
or Computer Programming and Problem Solving
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychology 3
Social Science GER 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
Biology Functional Laboratory Cluster B Elective 4
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
CHEM 473
or Biochemistry
STS 221 Introduction to Sociology 2 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4 4
Biology Cluster - Ecology and Evolution Elective 3
Biology Elective 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Technical Elective 5 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4 3
Biology Elective 3
Biology Elective 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 2 3
Technical Elective 5 3
Free Elective 4 3
 Term Credits18
 Total Credits107
Technical Elective 54
Technical Elective 53
Free Elective 43
Free Elective 43

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, St. Georges’s University Medical School, American University of Antigua Medical School.


Organic Chemistry I may be taken at NJIT or Rutgers Newark in the summer. Out of state students must consult with the Chemistry department to find an equivalent course.


Required to take MCAT


CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 require permission from the academic adviser


 Free Elective – Any course in any subject at any level


Technical Elective – Any STEAM course


 Laboratory Elective – 3 or 4 credits biology laboratory

NJIT Credits107
Transfer Credits 13
Biology Credits38

Biology Electives

One course must be taken from each cluster.

Cluster A – Ecology and Evolution

BIOL 222Evolution3
or R120 222 Evolution
R120 280Ecology3
R120 370Plant Ecology3
BIOL 382Animal Behavior3

Cluster B – Functional Organism

R120 211Plant Kingdom4
R120 230Biology Of Seed Plants4
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
BIOL 340Mammalian Physiology4
or R120 340 Mammalian Physiology
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab

Cluster C – Molecular and Cellular

BIOL 352Genetics3
or R120 352 Genetics
R120 355Cell Biology3
R120 356Molecular Biology3
CHEM 473Biochemistry3
or R120 360 Biochemistry

Biology Electives

Any concept cluster or lab course or any of the following
BIOL 315Principles of Neurobiology3
BIOL 320Discovering Biological Research3
BIOL 337Collective Intel in Biol Syst3
BIOL 338Ecology of the Dining Hall3
BIOL 441Neurophysiology3
BIOL 342Developmental Biology (Embryology)3
BIOL 423Physiological Mechanisms3
BIOL 424Comparative Physiology3
R120 346Neurobiology3
BIOL 350Immunology3
R120 365Evolutions of Humans3
BIOL 468Disease Ecology & Evolution3
BIOL 375Conservation Biology3
BIOL 383Neural Basis of Behavior3
BIOL 400Biology in Science Fiction3
R120 402Biology of Cancer3
R120 422Biological Invasions3
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
BIOL 491Research and Independent Study3
BIOL 492Research and Independent Study3
R120 493Seminar In Biology1
R120 494Seminar In Biol1
BIOL 495Honors Seminar in Biology3
BIOL 498Special Topics in Biology3

Laboratory Experience Courses

(7 Credits, At Least One 4-Credit Lab)

Four Credit Laboratories4
Plant Kingdom
Biol Invertebrates
Biology Of Seed Plants
Flora of New Jersey
BIOL 321Comp Vertebrate Anatomy4
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
Plant Physiology
General Microbiology
Mammalian Physiology
Mammalian Physiology
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
Microanatomy Cells
Lab Approaches in Neuroscience
Intro to Neuroanatomy
Microanatomy of Cells
Plant Growth & Development
Cell Physiology and Imaging
Three Credit Laboratories3
Field Study Plant Ecology
Field Ecology
Ecological History of North Am
Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory
Ecological Field Methods and Analysis
R120 485
Tropical Field Ecology