Biology Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate - 2013 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.

BIOLOGY MAJOR

Complete 69 semester hours - 75 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. BIOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 6 courses for 23 semester hours:

    BIOL 112 Principles of Biology I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
    BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
    BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 380 Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 490 Senior Seminar in Biology (3 hours seminar) 3
  2. BIOLOGY MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 1 course in each of the following areas. (One course cannot be used in 2 areas).

    1. CELL & MOLECULAR

      Complete 1 course from: .

      BIOL 310 Principles of Toxicology I (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 350 Microbiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 415 Population Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 433 Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      BIOL 434 Introductory Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 435 Experimental Molecular Biology (6 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 444 Cell Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 445 Immunology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 446 Endocrinology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 457 Virology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 458 Microbial Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 468 Neurobiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 475 Medical Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 482 Research Community I: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 483 Research Community II: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 487 Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 488 Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology 3-4
      BIOL 493 Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 497 Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. ECOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from: .

      BIMS 220 Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 330 Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 370 Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 415 Population Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 417 Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 420 Economic Botany (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 426 New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 429 Herpetology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 430 Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 431 Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 436 Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 451 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 460 Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 461 Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 484 Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 486 Selected Topics in Biology 3-4
      BIOL 493 Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. ORGANISMAL

      Complete 1 course from: .

      BIOL 310 Principles of Toxicology I (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 417 Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 420 Economic Botany (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 425 Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 426 New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 429 Herpetology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 432 Medical Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 433 Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      BIOL 436 Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 439 Biology of Animal Parasites (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 440 Gross Mammalian Anatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 441 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 442 Human Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 443 Vertebrate Embryology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 445 Immunology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 446 Endocrinology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 447 Fundamentals of Pharmacology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 448 Mammalian Microanatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 450 Medical Microbiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 451 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 457 Virology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 468 Neurobiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 480 Research Community I: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 481 Research Community II: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 489 Selected Topics in Organismal Biology (Variable credit 3-4 semester hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 semester hours) 3-4
    4. ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE

      Complete 2 courses for a minimum of 6 semester hours from the following:

      BICL 404 Plant and Animal Histological Techniques (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      BICL 405 Cell Culture (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      BICL 406 Scanning Electron Microscopy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIMS 220 Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 310 Principles of Toxicology I (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 330 Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 350 Microbiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 360 Introduction to Bio-imaging (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 370 Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 409 Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education) 1-4
      BIOL 411 Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 415 Population Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 417 Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
      BIOL 420 Economic Botany (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 425 Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 426 New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 429 Herpetology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 430 Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 431 Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 432 Medical Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 433 Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      BIOL 434 Introductory Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 435 Experimental Molecular Biology (6 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 436 Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 439 Biology of Animal Parasites (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 440 Gross Mammalian Anatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 441 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 442 Human Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 443 Vertebrate Embryology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 444 Cell Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 445 Immunology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 446 Endocrinology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 447 Fundamentals of Pharmacology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 448 Mammalian Microanatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 450 Medical Microbiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 451 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 457 Virology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 458 Microbial Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 460 Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 461 Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 468 Neurobiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 475 Medical Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 480 Research Community I: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 481 Research Community II: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 482 Research Community I: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 483 Research Community II: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 484 Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 486 Selected Topics in Biology 3-4
      BIOL 487 Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 488 Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology 3-4
      BIOL 489 Selected Topics in Organismal Biology (Variable credit 3-4 semester hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 semester hours) 3-4
      BIOL 493 Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 497 Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. COLLATERAL CHEMISTRY COURSES

    Complete the following for 16 semester hours:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab) 2
  4. COLLATERAL PHYSICS COURSES

    Complete one of the following sequences for 8 semester hours:

    1. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

      PHYS 191 University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 192 University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    2. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

      PHYS 193 College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 194 College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
  5. COLLATERAL MATHEMATICS COURSES

    Complete one of the following sequences:

    1. Complete 2 courses for 7 semester hours: .

      MATH 109 Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      MATH 111 Applied Precalculus (4 hours lecture) 4
    2. Complete 2 courses for 7 semester hours:

      MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics (3 hours lecture) 3
      MATH 116 Calculus A (4 hours lecture) 4
    3. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

      MATH 122 Calculus I (4 hours lecture) 4
      MATH 221 Calculus II (4 hours lecture) 4

Course Descriptions:

BICL404: Plant and Animal Histological Techniques (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Basic techniques and skills in preparation of permanent microscopic slides of plant and animal tissue. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

BICL405: Cell Culture (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Theory of and practice in working with living cells: tissue culture techniques, cell communication, differentiation, regeneration and aging in several living cell systems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BICL406: Scanning Electron Microscopy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introduction to theory and practice of scanning electron microscopy. Includes specimen preparation, scanning electron microscope operation, electron specimen interactions/imagery, and microanalysis. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BIMS220: Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A field and laboratory oriented course covering the characteristics of marine plants and animals. The course is designed to provide the student with experience in collecting and identifying local marine flora and fauna. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 or departmental approval.

BIOL112: Principles of Biology I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

Principles of Biology I involves the study of life from molecule to multicellular organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, and the ways in which these processes shape higher levels of biological organization. This course is designed to fulfill the first core course requirement of the biology major. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL113: Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

Principles of Biology II will provide an introductory level study of biodiversity and the origins of life, phylogenetic relationships among organisms, genetics, developmental biology, reproduction, the biology of populations and communities, and ecosystem processes. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Semester-long field oriented course designed as an introduction to the natural world. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and characterizing the variety of habitats in New Jersey through field observations, group and individual projects and specimen collection. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113.

BIOL230: Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

An introduction to the chemistry, structure, and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Topics covered include membrane structure and transport processes, bioenergetics and energy transformations in cells, DNA replication and expression, protein synthesis, and cell movement. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of "C-" or better.

BIOL300: Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of ecological problems of today's population trends and control, food production, environmental deterioration, waste disposal etc. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL310: Principles of Toxicology I (3 hours lecture)

Examination of the major classes of toxic agents by identifying characteristics of their toxicity and factors which modify this outcome. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 231.

BIOL330: Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture)

Concepts and theories of the sensory world of animals and behavioral patterns resulting in environmental adaptations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL350: Microbiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A study of bacteria, yeast, molds and other microorganisms in relation to modern biological concepts and the welfare of man. Standard techniques employed in the laboratory. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 120.

BIOL360: Introduction to Bio-imaging (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to biological applications of microscopy. Topics include history of microscopy, preparation of samples for light and electron microscipy, phase, polarization, interference, confocal, and cryogenic microscopy, as well as transmissiona and scanning electron microscopy. Special attention will be paid to microscopic localization and dynamics of biological molecules plus ions and intracellular messengers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 or permission of department.

BIOL370: Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

To acquaint the biology majors with the general principles of ecology, population dynamics and adaptations of plants and animals to the various habitats. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL380: Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Lecture and lab. Heredity, gene and chromosomal structure and function, gene regulation, mutation and repair, genes in populations, genetic manipulation, and applied genetics are covered. Lab exercises demonstrate genetic concepts. A semester-long project with research paper is required. Required of all biology majors and minors. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Biology, Molecular Biology and Science Informatics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better and CHEM 120.

BIOL409: Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)

Full or part-time work in an established laboratory with a scientific investigator for the duration of the term. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BIOL411: Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Basic theory and practice of electron microscopy. Specimen preparation, ultramicrotomy, microscopy, photographic preparation of final print, interpretation of results. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230.

BIOL415: Population Genetics (3 hours lecture)

Detailed survey of the theory and application of the genetics of populations. Topics to be covered include Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and Evolution, Natural and Artificial Selection, Migration, Mutation, Bottlenecks, Random Genetic Drift, and Genetic Variation. Students will learn population genetic principles and the mathematical theory behind those principles. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and permission of instructor.

BIOL417: Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture)

Mechanisms and processes underlying biological evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, mutation, quantitative genetics and speciation. The central organizing principle of life science, evolutionary biology investigates the study of molecular biology, organisms, and ecology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380.

BIOL418: Biology Independent Research

Under the guidance of a sponsor, students will investigate individual problems of appropriate scope. A written and/or oral report is required. (Offered on demand.) 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA 3.0 and departmental approval.

BIOL420: Economic Botany (3 hours lecture)

Importance of plants to the world in general and to man in particular. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 if completed prior to Fall 2002.)

BIOL425: Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture)

Major physiological processes of the flowering plant: growth, metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, water relations and mineral nutrition. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 230 and CHEM 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL426: New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Field identification of mosses, liverworts, ferns, and seed plants in a variety of habitats. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL429: Herpetology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Biology of the extant ectothermic tetrapods (amphibians and non-avian reptiles) including field identification, systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction and ecology. Laboratory includes field trips on a varying schedule. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113.

BIOL430: Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

The biology, identification, and natural history of birds in a variety of habitats. Laboratory includes trips on a varying schedule. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL431: Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Identification, physiology and ecology of common insect families. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL432: Medical Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The study of arthropods that are vectors of diseases afflicting man and domestic animals. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL433: Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

This course discusses the concepts and principles that are rapidly emerging from studies of developmental processes in animals. We shall consider egg organization, origins of cell differences, molecular mechanisms of cell differentiation, cell movements, inductive interactions in animals, long-range signaling mechanisms, and the cellular and molecular processes underlying pattern formation. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230, BIOL 380, and CHEM 231.

BIOL434: Introductory Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to examine the molecular biology of plant and animal cells. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350, and 380, and CHEM 370.

BIOL435: Experimental Molecular Biology (6 hours lab)

A laboratory course that will introduce biology and molecular biology majors to the basic techniques of modern molecular biology. Techniques to be covered include nucleic acid isolation, restriction enzyme mapping, plasmid manipulation and subcloning, genomic library construction, PCR amplification, and DNA sequence analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 434.

BIOL436: Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Phylogenetic Zoology is a comprehensive survey of evolutionary zoology. The focus of the course is on the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape the natural histories of aquatic and terrestrial animals. Integrated lecture and laboratory investigations will explore the anatomy, physiology, diversity, ecology and evolutionary significance of animal clades. This course is designed to fulfill major elective requirements of the biology major. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL439: Biology of Animal Parasites (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The basic principles of parasitism. Ecological, morphological, and physiological adaptations for parasitism. Evolution of parasites and integration with the host. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 with a grade of "C-" or better (or BIOL 132 with a grade of "C-" or better if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL440: Gross Mammalian Anatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Functional mammalian anatomy at the microscopic and gross level. Laboratory dissection of the cat and study of selected organs and anatomical models. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 with a grade of "C-" or better.

BIOL441: Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A critical analysis of the ontogeny and morphology of the protochordates and chordates, and their phylogenetic relationships drawn from the fossil record, evolutionary trends, and comparisons of homologies and analogies. Materials include: extensive dissections, outside readings, and field trip to the American Museum of Natural History. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

BIOL442: Human Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Functions of animal organs and systems with emphasis on maintenance of homeostasis. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL443: Vertebrate Embryology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Developmental anatomy of the vertebrates, especially amphibian, chick and human. General concepts of development and cell differentiation. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and CHEM 231 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL444: Cell Physiology (3 hours lecture)

Advanced course in cell function. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL445: Immunology (3 hours lecture)

Cellular and humoral immunal responses, immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody reactions, immunopathology, transplantation and blood transfusion. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL446: Endocrinology (3 hours lecture)

Basic anatomy and physiology of the mammalian endocrine glands with special attention directed to the human endocrine glands. The interrelationships between the various endocrines including neural control and the role of these glands in maintaining the homeostasis of the body will be stressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL447: Fundamentals of Pharmacology (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the study of chemicals that have biological effects, with special emphasis on those with medical importance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 230.

BIOL448: Mammalian Microanatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Detailed examination of mammalian tissues using both light and electron micrographic analyses. Epithelial, connective, muscle, nervous and gametic tissues will be thoroughly examined as they occur structurally and functionally within mammalian organ systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 230.

BIOL450: Medical Microbiology (3 hours lecture)

The course is designed to acquaint the biology major with those microorganisms which cause disease, the prevention of disease, therapeutic agents to control microbial diseases and the body's natural defense mechanisms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350.

BIOL451: Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture)

A comparison of physiological processes across vertebrate and invertebrate groups. Topics may include feeding and digestion, energy metabolism, ventilation, circulation, and osmoregulation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL457: Virology (3 hours lecture)

This course will develop the fundamental principles of modern virology and examine the connection between viruses and disease. It will examine the molecular biology of virus replication, infection, gene expression, the structure of virus particles and genomes, pathogenesis, and classification of viruses. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL458: Microbial Genetics (3 hours lecture)

Microbial Genetics provides students with an understanding of the basis for genetic processes in microorganisms and the implication for higher organisms. The focus of the course will be on prokaryotes, particularily E.coli, and viruses, primarily bacteriophages. Current developments in microbial genetics, such as bioinformatics and genomics, will be presented. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350.

BIOL460: Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Biological processes within oceans and estuaries are considered in relation to the physical environment. Field and laboratory work. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL461: Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Biological and physical processes of rivers and lakes. Field work and laboratory. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

BIOL468: Neurobiology (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental principles and current concepts of neuronal function, including evidence that lead to these concepts, organization of the peripheral nervous system and the brain, current scientific approaches and methods in neuroscience. Special attention will be given to molecular and cellular bases of brain function and their role in neurological diseases and their treatment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and BIOL 380.

BIOL475: Medical Genetics (3 hours lecture)

A detailed study and analysis of human genetics, inborn genetic diseases, genomics, gene therapy, and the Human Genome Project. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 230.

BIOL476: Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture)

An in depth examination of the biology of cancer, including risk factors, genetics, causes of cancer, metastasis, therapies (conventional and recombinant DNA), and prevention will be presented. This course will also help students develop proficiency in critically evaluating primary scientific articles dealing with cancer. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230, BIOL 380, and CHEM 231.

BIOL480: Research Community I: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary organism biology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the organism level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232: or departmental approval.

BIOL481: Research Community II: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Team-based independent research on topics in contemporary organismal biology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 480. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 480.

BIOL482: Research Community I: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary molecular biology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the molecular level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232; or departmental approval.

BIOL483: Research Community II: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Team-based independent research on topics in contemporary molecular biology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 482. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 482.

BIOL484: Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary ecology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the ecological level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232; or departmental approval.

BIOL485: Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Team-based student independent research on topics in contemporary ecology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 484. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 484.

BIOL486: Selected Topics in Biology

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in the biological sciences. Examples of topic areas are: vision science, biological modeling, forensic entomology, disease ecology, pathophysiology, and mitochondrial genomics. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology major. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL487: Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of discrete data illustrated with genetic data on morphological characters, allozymes, restriction fragment length polymorphisms and DNA sequences. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation including iterative procedures. Numerical resampling and bootstrapping. Development of statistical techniques for characterizing genetic disequilibrium and diversity. Locating genes with markers. Cross listed with Mathematical Sciences STAT 487. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and STAT 401 or STAT 440, or equivalent.

BIOL488: Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in cell and molecular biology. Examples of topic areas are: cellular metabolism, cell signaling, molecular analysis and molecular biology of disease. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology and the molecular biology major. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL489: Selected Topics in Organismal Biology (Variable credit 3-4 semester hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 semester hours)

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in organismal biology. Examples of topic areas are: physiology under extreme environments, comparative physiology, structural biology and infectious disease. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology and the molecular biology major. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 or BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL490: Senior Seminar in Biology (3 hours seminar)

Course which will allow the advanced undergraduate student to study controversial biological, bioethical, and ecological issues in a seminar format. Students will be required to produce written and verbal presentations utilizing peer-reviewed scientific papers. Presentations will be in both individual and group formats. This course is required for Biology seniors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Senior status in Department of Biology and Molecular Biology.

BIOL493: Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture)

Detailed survey of the application of molecular methods to address ecological, behavioral, and conservation questions. Topics to be covered include the principles of most common molecular techniques used in molecular ecology, and application of those molecular techniques to phylogeography, behavioral ecology, population genetics, conservation genetics, and adaptive variation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 380.

BIOL497: Genomics (3 hours lecture)

The course will examine the associations among nucleic acid sequence (RNA and DNA), structure, and function in complex biological systems, while treating these systems as biological databases. Both computer program-based and laboratory methods will be discussed to better understand the relationship between nucleic acid sequence and function. Future opportunities and current limitations of genome analyses will be critically addressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380, CMPT 183, CHEM 370.

CHEM120: General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the Mathematics readiness test OR a grade of C- or better in MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112 or MATH 116 or MATH 122 or MATH 221 or MATH 222. Satisfactory score on the Chemistry readiness test OR a grade of C- or better in CHEM 105 or CHEM 106 or CHEM 113.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

Structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry; structure analysis by IR, NMR, UV, and MS; introduction to molecular orbital theory. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

Nomenclature, reactions, properties, and synthesis of ethers, epoxides, alcohols, amines, and carbonyl compounds; carbohydrates; amino acids, peptides and proteins; pericyclic reactions; synthetic polymers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab)

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 230. Basic techniques for the separation, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds: recrystallization, distillation, extraction, GC, HPLC, TLC, GC/MS, IR, H/C13- NMR, chemical safety methods and regulations. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

MATH109: Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Computer assisted including lecture, individual and small group tutoring in Mathematics Computer Laboratory. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or MATH 071 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

MATH111: Applied Precalculus (4 hours lecture)

This course covers topics, including trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and polynomial functions, that are basic to success in the calculus sequence. Includes applications to Biology, Molecular Biology, and other empirical sciences. Uses graphics calculators extensively. May be substituted for MATH 112 (Precalculus Mathematics). 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MATH112: Precalculus Mathematics (3 hours lecture)

Binomial theorem, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangle trigonometry, circular functions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MATH116: Calculus A (4 hours lecture)

Differentiation and integration of functions, including trigonometric functions. Applications to biology and geoscience. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Readiness Test.)

MATH122: Calculus I (4 hours lecture)

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Readiness Test.)

MATH221: Calculus II (4 hours lecture)

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

PHYS191: University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include optics, electricity and magnetism, and an introduction to modern and nuclear physics, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 193 and MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112.