(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
3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student 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 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
CHEM 126
General Chemistry II 1
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
3
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
 Term Credits14
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
BNFO 135
Programming for Bioinformatics
or Computer Programming and Problem Solving
3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Biology Functional Laboratory Elective Cluster B 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
Social Science GER 3
Legal Foundations Elective 2 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Biology Cluster A or C Elective 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
Legal Foundations Elective 2 3
LTC Core Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
Biology Laboratory Elective 3 3
Biology Cluster A or C Elective 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
Legal Foundations Elective 2 3
Technical Elective 4 4
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Biology Elective 3
Biology Elective 3
Technical Elective 5 3
HSS Senior Seminar GER 6 3
LTC Core Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
HIST 310 Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I 3
LTC Core Elective / Technical Elective 7 3
LTC Core Elective / Technical Elective 7 3
Biology Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

Biology Credits: 38

Technical Electives

Any course in chemistry, math or physics beyond major requirements. Any course in environmental science, computer science or engineering. Additional biology courses can be used as technical electives.

Free Electives

Any course in any subject at any level.

Biology Electives

One course must be taken from each cluster.

Concept Cluster Ecology and Evolution

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

Concept Cluster Molecular and Cellular

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

Concept Cluster Functional Organism (4 credits)

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
4

Laboratory/ Field Experience (7 credits, At least one 4-credit lab)

Four Credit Laboratories
R120 211Plant Kingdom4
R120 227Biol Invertebrates4
R120 230Biology Of Seed Plants4
R120 311Flora of New Jersey4
R120 313Mycology4
BIOL 321Comp Vertebrate Anatomy4
R120 325
R120 326
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
4
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
BIOL 340Mammalian Physiology4
or R120 340 Mammalian Physiology
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
4
BIOL 347Lab Approaches in Neuroscience4
R120 404Intro to Neuroanatomy4
R120 405Microanatomy of Cells4
R120 430Plant Growth & Development4
BIOL 451Cell Physiology and Imaging4
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4
FRSC 307Crime Scene Investigation &Lab4
FRSC 480Forensic Microscopy & Lab4
CHEM 475
CHEM 473
Biochemistry Lab I
and Biochemistry
5
Three Credit Laboratories
R120 328Ornithology3
R120 371Field Study Plant Ecology3
R120 380Field Ecology3
R120 381Ecological History of North Am3
BIOL 484Evolution of Animal Behavior Laboratory3
BIOL 475Ecological Field Methods and Analysis3
R120 486Tropical Field Biology2

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 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad!3
BIOL 445Endocrinology3
or R120 445 Endocrinology
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3
BIOL 453Applied Genetics & Genomics3
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
BIOL 462Comparative Biomechanics3
R120 472Environmental Assessment3
CHEM 474Biochemistry II3
BIOL 491
BIOL 492
Research and Independent Study
and Research and Independent Study
6
R120 493
R120 494
Seminar In Biology
and Seminar In Biol
2
BIOL 495Honors Seminar in Biology3
BIOL 498Special Topics in Biology3

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

Legal Foundations Electives (9 credits)

Choose three of the following: 2
HIST 361The Founding of the American Nation3
HIST 362Sex, Gender, and the Law in American History3
HIST 364American Law in the World3
HIST 369Law and Society in History3
MGMT 290Business Law I3
STS 300Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Technology3
R790 304Intro Law And Legal Res3

LTC Core Electives (12 credits)

Choose four of the following:
EVSC 335Environmental Law 83
HIST 320Law and Evidence3
HIST 338Environmental Justice and Climate Change in America3
HIST 370Legal issues in the History of Media3
HIST 375Legal Issues in Environmental History3
HIST 378Medicine and Health Law in Modern America3
HIST 384Invention and Regulation3
IE 447Legal Aspects of Engineering 83
IT 331Privacy and Information Technology 83
IT 332Digital Crime 83
IT 400Information Technology and the Law 83
R790 382Environm Pol & Policy3
1

CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 require permission from academic advisor

2

At least two of the Legal Foundations Electives must also fulfill the History and Humanities 300+ GER requirement

3

Laboratory Elective - 3 or 4-credit laboratory

4

Technical Elective - Any course in BIOL, CHEM, CS, EVSC, IT, IS, PHYS, FRSC, MATH, MIS, MIT, and BME or any other engineering course qualifies, however this technical elective must be four credits.

5

Technical Elective - Any course in BIOL, CHEM, CS, EVSC, IT, IS, PHYS, FRSC, MATH, MIS, MIT, and BME or any other engineering course qualifies. Taking a course that also counts as an LTC Core Elective is recommended.

6

A law-related HSS Senior Seminar is required

7

At least 6 of the 12 credits of LTC Core Electives must be completed as Technical Electives. The qualifying LTC Core Electives are EVSC 335, IE 447, IT 331, IT 332, and IT 400.

8

This LTC Core elective course can also be used as a 3-credit Technical Elective.