Biology Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S.) - 2009 University Catalog

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMBINED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/ MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BIOLOGY

(Effective Fall 2008) Total semester hours for BS/MS: minimum 143

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Total Undergraduate Credits Minimum: 111 (Only when applied to BS/MS combined Program)

I: Required Courses (20 semester hours):

BIOL 112 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 199 Freshman Seminar in Biology 1
BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology 4
BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 380 Genetics 4

Collateral Courses (16 semester hours)

CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 2

Select one sequence (8 semester hours):

PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
PHYS 192 University Physics II 4

OR

PHYS 193 College Physics I 4
PHYS 194 College Physics II 4

Select one sequence (7-8 semester hours):

MATH 109 Statistics 3
MATH 111 Applied Precalculus 4

OR

MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics 3
MATH 116 Calculus A 4

OR

MATH 122 Calculus I 4
MATH 221 Calculus II 4

Biology Electives

Select one biology elective from each of the following 4 areas (minimum 12 s.h.): (Two electives must be laboratory courses, denoted by asterisk)

A. Cell and Molecular

BIOL 350 Microbiology* 4
BIOL 433 Developmental Biology* 4
BIOL 434 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 435 Experimental Molecular Biology* 3
BIOL 444 Cell Physiology 3
BIOL 445 Immunology 3
BIOL 446 Endocrinology 3
BIOL 457 Virology 3
BIOL 475 Medical Genetics 3
BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer 3
BIOL 482 Research Community I: Molecular Biology* 4
BIOL 483 Research Community II: Molecular Biology* 4
BIOL 486 Selected Topics in Biology 3-4
BIOL 497 Genomics 3
BIOL 498 Proteomics 3

GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum graduate semester hours: 32

I. Required Courses-Select one course from the following (3-4 semester hours):

A. Organismic

BIOL 520 Plant Physiology 4
BIOL 540 Mammalian Physiology 3

B. Molecular

BIOL 547 Molecular Biology I 3

C. Ecology

BIOL 570 Ecology 3

II. Biology Areas of Emphasis (14-19 semester hours)

A. Biology Courses at Montclair State University, minimum 21 semester hours, which may be substituted with:
B. Biology Courses at NJ Marine Sciences Consortium (Optional 0-4)
C. Non-departmental Approved Electives (Optional 0-6)
(With approval of graduate program coordinator and Graduate Studies)

III. Thesis Requirement (7 semester hours)

(These credits are for research and can be split between 2 semesters, as long as 4 s.h. are assigned to the first semester the course number is used.)

BIOL 597 Research in Biological Literature 1
BIOL 698 Master’s Thesis 6

Preliminary Examination

Students are required to submit a thesis proposal and defend it.