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Course Notation Information
Academic Foundations 003
African-American and African Studies 014
Allied Health Technologies 045
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Archaeology 075
Art (Art 080, B.F.A. Visual Arts 081, Art History 082, Arts Management 084)
Biological Sciences
Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biology
Minor in Biology
Writing Intensive Courses
Teacher Certification
Botany (B.A. only)
Major Requirements
Minor in Botany
Zoology (B.A. only)
Major Requirements
Minor in Zoology
Central and Eastern European Studies (CEES) 149
Chemistry 160
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology 460)
Economics 220
Urban Education 300
English (350 and 352)
Environmental Sciences 375
French 420
Geoscience Engineering 465
Greek 490
Hebraic Studies 500
History (History 510, American 512)
Honors 525
Human-Computer Interaction 531
International Affairs
Italian 560
Journalism and Media Studies 570
Korean 574
Latin 580
Legal Studies
Linguistics 615
Mathematics (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medical Technology 660
Music (Music 700, Music Performance 701)
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 810
Psychology 830
Puerto Rican Studies 836
Religious Studies 840
Slavic 861
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Theater Arts, Television and Media Arts (Theater Arts 965, Speech 950)
Urban Studies 975
Women's Studies 988
Administration and Faculty
Consortium with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Biological Sciences Biology  


Department of Biological Sciences

Boyden Hall, Room 206 (973/353-5437)

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Majors and minors in biology, botany, and zoology are offered at NCAS. The biology major is offered jointly by Rutgers and NJIT. Bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees are both conferred.

The biology major introduces students to the fundamental concepts, principles, and procedures characteristic of several major conceptual approaches to organisms. The major provides a solid foundation in biology and also permits students to specialize in any of the major branches of biology.

The biology major is useful for students whose career plans lie in pure or applied biology; agriculture; biochemistry; biotechnology; botany; conservation, environmental quality, and natural resources; dentistry; ecology; food science and nutrition; forestry; genetics; horticulture; human medicine; limnology, marine biology, and biological oceanography; microbiology; natural history and nature study; pharmacy; plant pathology; public health; teaching of biology; toxicology; veterinary medicine; wildlife management; and zoology. Students considering admission to medical, dental, or veterinary school should meet with the prehealth adviser, Dr. John Maiello, in 301 Hill Hall (973/353-5705).

In the sophomore year, each biology major is assigned one member of the faculty to serve as a permanent academic counselor; consultation with this person on a regular basis is urged. An informative brochure is available in the departmental office, where the student must officially declare a major.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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