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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Division of Life Science, Faculty of Arts and Science
Life Science Core Curriculum
Biological Sciences 119
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Independent Study and Research in Biology
Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Bachelor of Art/Medical Degree (B.A./M.D.) Program
Departmental Honors Program
Cell Biology and Neuroscience 146
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Genetics 447
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Elective Courses
Departmental Honors Program
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 694
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Life Sciences Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Bachelor of Art/Medical Degree (B.A./M.D.) Program  

Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Bachelor of Art/Medical Degree (B.A./M.D.) Program

The purpose of this joint program is to permit integration of basic medical sciences into advanced natural science courses in preparing students for the clinical portion of their professional education. Specially selected students will obtain bachelor's and medical degrees in an eight- year program of study taken at Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). Completion of the program in seven years is possible through accelerated study.

This program is open to all students enrolled at Rutgers University who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. It is not directly associated with any one college within the university. Admission is a two-stage and highly competitive process. In the first stage, undergraduate students are admitted into the program by an executive committee consisting of Rutgers and RWJMS faculty. Eligible applicants are sophomores at any of the undergraduate colleges of Rutgers University. Applicants from the Newark and Camden campuses, if admitted, are required to transfer to a college on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. The executive committee reviews applications and selects those students who are deemed most qualified for the program. The second stage occurs typically after the fourth year of study. It is the responsibility of the RWJMS Admissions Committee to review the credentials of students recommended by the Joint Program Executive Committee. Students who are deemed to have met the academic and nonacademic standards of the program will be recommended to the RWJMS Admissions Committee. The purpose of this second, noncompetitive review is to ascertain that the student has maintained adequate academic and nonacademic qualities appropriate for retention in the medical school. It is expected that students will have grades of A or B (Honors or High Pass)in courses taken at both universities. The final decision rests with the RWJMS Admissions Committee. Upon approval by this admissions committee, the student will be permitted to continue into the fifth year of study and will be matriculated formally as a candidate for the M.D. degree in RWJMS.

Applicants to the B.A./M.D. program must be in their fourth term at Rutgers University. Applications will not be accepted until April 1 in order to allow time for as much information as possible to be transmitted. Applications will not be accepted after May 25. Decisions are expected to be made by July 1. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credits of which 30 credits must be at Rutgers, must have been in residence at Rutgers a minimum of one year, and must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 by the end of the third term. The applicant must have completed, or be in the process of completing by the end of the fourth term, two terms of biology with lab, two terms of general chemistry with lab, two terms of organic chemistry with lab, one term of college-level mathematics, and one term of English. Advanced placement credits and transfer credits are not considered in the evaluation of college courses taken. Applicants who have not taken General Biology I and II at Rutgers University, either because they have been awarded advanced placement biology credits or because they have transferred equivalent courses from another institution, must have at least one year of upper-division biology courses at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway. The MCAT is not required for either the first or second stage of admission. An application form has been developed that allows the student to provide the executive committee with information it deems useful for its deliberations.

The bachelor's degree will be awarded upon completion of the undergraduate college and major requirements, usually by end of year four or five, but no later than the end of year six, before clerkships begin. Upon satisfactory completion of year eight and all RWJMS requirements, the student will receive the medical degree.

Students enrolled in the joint program may choose any major available to them at Rutgers-New Brunswick/ Piscataway. Those students who wish to pursue a major other than biological sciences, must discuss their plans with the appropriate department in order to establish the requirements they need to complete for their major. Except as stipulated below, students enrolled in the joint program with a major in biological sciences are expected to fulfill all requirements of the major.

Although all courses taught at RWJMS are related to health care and medicine, some are more basic than others and broader in scope. Those which are the least specialized, like medical physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry, could be considered for credit by the undergraduate major. The number of credits, however, is not directly translated between the two universities; no more than 4 credits per laboratory course and 3 credits per nonlaboratory course taken at RWJMS may be used toward the bachelor`s degree at Rutgers.

A student enrolled in the joint program with a major in biological sciences is required to take General Biology 01:119:101-102, Genetics 01:447:380, and three approved biology electives (3- or 4-credit courses) at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway. A maximum of 15 credits from among the following RWJMS courses, each shown with its Rutgers equivalent credit value, can be accepted toward the biological sciences major: Systems Histology (2), Gross and Developmental Anatomy (4), Microbiology and Immunology (4), Physiology (4), Biochemistry (4), Neuroscience (4), and Cellular and Genetic Mechanisms (4).

A student may not receive biological sciences credits for RWJMS Systems Histology and Rutgers Animal Histology 01:146:322; RWJMS Gross Anatomy and Rutgers Functional Human Anatomy 01:377:213 or Human Anatomy 01:377:424; RWJMS Microbiology and Immunology and Rutgers General Microbiology (01:447:390 or 11:680:390) or Pathogenic Microbiology 01:447:392 or Immunology 01:146:474; RWJMS Physiology and Rutgers Systems Physiology 01:146:356, 357; RWJMS Neural Science and Rutgers Advanced Neurobiology 01:146:445, 446; RWJMS Biochemistry and Rutgers Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 01:694:301, 313 or Introduction to Biochemistry (11:115:301, 313) or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 01: 694:407-408 or General Biochemistry 11:115:403, 404; RWJMS Cellular and Genetic Mechanisms and Rutgers Advanced Cell Biology 01:146:470 or Topics in Human Genetics 01:447:481.

In addition to general biology and genetics, students will have to take three approved life science electives at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway to complete the major in biological sciences. It is highly recommended that students in the joint program meet with an adviser when planning their elective courses. No more than one independent study/research course may be applied toward the biological sciences major for students in the B.A./M.D. program.

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