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Graduate School-Camden
Actuarial and Statistical Analysis
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Biology 120
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Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
English 350, 352, 354, 615, 842
Forensic Science 412
History 512
Industrial Mathematics
Liberal Studies 606
Mathematical Sciences 645
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834, 831
Public Affairs 824
Teacher Education 956
World Languages and Cultures 410
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School of Social Work: Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Biology 120 Program  


While emphasizing the unity of fundamental concepts in biology, the master of science (M.S.) curriculum provides an opportunity for in-depth study of cell and molecular biology, ecology, neurobiology, or physiology. An emerging focus for interdisciplinary research at Rutgers University-Camden is the study of information processing in complex biological systems. Our program offers both thesis and non-thesis tracks depending on the students post-graduation goals. For students interested in a research-based thesis, opportunities may be pursued in any of these areas.

The M.S. biology program has been in existence since 1971. Many students have completed the M.S. program at Rutgers-Camden and have gone on to Ph.D. programs in the biological sciences; professional schools; research institutions; and positions of responsibility in industry, education, and environmental management. Most members of the graduate faculty at Camden also are affiliated with Ph.D. programs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. A number of students receiving advanced degrees at Camden have continued their doctoral work in the computational and integrative biology program.

An electron microscope facility containing both transmission and scanning electron microscopes, confocal microscopes, a tissue culture laboratory, and a variety of modern molecular biological and electrophysiological instruments are available for research and instruction at the Camden campus. In addition, opportunities exist for ecological fieldwork at the Pinelands Field Station in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.

Research in environmental studies is the main thrust at the Rutgers Pinelands Field Station. Research activities at the Pinelands station include soil and freshwater nutrient cycling, wetland ecology, ecosystem fragmentation, mycorrhizae and fungal ecology and physiology, and the effects of pollutants and fire on ecosystem processes. The station is used as a research center by faculty and students of a number of departments within and outside the university. The station is surrounded by unspoiled habitats under state and/or federal protection and offers excellent research opportunities on a year-round basis.

Students also have opportunities to participate in the research of the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, an interdisciplinary research center that promotes collaborations among biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics faculty.

Although fully capable of meeting the requirements of the full-time student, the design of the M.S. program, with classes offered in the late afternoon, evening, and on Saturday, also appeals to those students whose outside obligations limit their hours of attendance or the number of courses that can be completed each semester.


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