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Catalog 2003-2004
Biology (BS)
Requirements of the Major
School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Convener: Edward Saiff



SBIO 110/112 Fundamentals of Biology I and II (lecture and lab) 8 crs.
SCHM 110/111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SCHM 112/113 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SCHM 210/211 Organic Chemistry I (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SCHM 212/213 Organic Chemistry II (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SPHY 110/112 Fundamentals of Physics I and II 8 crs.
SBIO 221 General Ecology 3 crs.
SBIO 331 Genetics 4 crs.
SBIO 356 Evolution 3 crs.
SBIO 406 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 crs.
and two of the following 6-8 crs.
  SMTH 111 Calculus I* (4 crs.)
SMTH 112 Calculus II (4 crs.)
SCMP 147 Computer Science I (4 crs.)
M/SPSY 242 Statistics* (3 crs.)
 
Biology Electives** 10 crs.
  TEN credits of courses approved by Biology faculty. One course must be 300/400 level and one must be a lab or a field course, only one elective at the 200 level.  

  Minimum 62-64 crs.

* Recommended for students planning to go to graduate school.
**A maximum of 3 credits of Independent Study OR Cooperative Education credits may be applied to the Biology electives requirement.
NOTE: Student must have at least a C average in Fundamentals of Biology I and II to take any 300 level Biology elective.
NOTE: Anatomy and Physiology I and II are the equivalent of one elective.
NOTE: Students must complete a minimum of one-half of the requirements of the major/minor at Ramapo College.


BIOLOGY / PHYSICAL THERAPY TRACK  
SBIO 110/112 Fundamentals of Biology I and II 8 crs.
SCHM 110/111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SCHM 112/113 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SCHM 210/211 Organic Chemistry I (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SCHM 212/213 Organic Chemistry II (lecture and lab) 4 crs.
SPHY 110/112 Fundamentals of Physics I and II 8 crs.
SBIO 221 General Ecology 3 crs.
SBIO 331 Genetics 4 crs.
SBIO 356 Evolution 3 crs.
SBIO 406 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 crs.
SMTH 111 Calculus I 4 crs.
M/SPSY 242 Statistics 3 crs.
Plus the following Biology electives:  
SBIO 213/215 Anatomy and Physiology I and II (counts as one Bio elective) 8 crs.
PTMS 4101 Gross Anatomy (to be taken at UMDNJ first year) (4 crs.)
PTMS 4201 Neuroscience (to be taken at UMDNJ first year) (4 crs.)
Note: Student must have at least a C average in Fund. of Biology I & II to take any 300 level Biology course.

  Minimum Major Credits at Ramapo: 61 crs.

Plus the following prerequisite courses for the PT program at UMDNJ  
M/SPSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Also fulfills the General Education Social Science requirement at Ramapo.)
3 crs.
A Clinical Cooperative Education Course 3-6 crs.
  This course should be taken through the Cahill Center for Experiential Learning. This is not a requirement of the Biology
Program, but a prerequisite for entering Physical Therapy at UMDNJ. It is recommended that this course be taken in the
Summer between the second and third year at Ramapo.
 

The Senior Seminar requirement for this major is fulfilled by PTMS 4161/4162 Scientific Inquiry I & II (4 credit total to be taken the first year at UMDNJ).
Please also consult the Suggested Course Sequence for the Biology Pre-Physical Therapy Track

BIOLOGY / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT TRACK  
SBIO 110/112 Fundamentals of Biology I and II Lec/Lab* 8 crs.
SCHM 110/111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I Lec/Lab 4 crs.
SCHM 112/113 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Lec/Lab 4 crs.
SPHY 110/112 Fundamentals of Physics I and II Lec/Lab 8 crs.
SMTH 105 Precalculus (or SMTH 111 Calculus I)* 4 crs.
SCHM 210/211 Organic Chemistry I Lec/Lab* 4 crs.
SCHM 212/213 Organic Chemistry II Lec/Lab* 4 crs.
SBIO 331 Genetics Lec/Lab 4 crs.
SBIO 406 Cell & Molecular Biology Lec/Lab 4 crs.
Two of the following 6-8 crs.
  SMTH 111 Calculus I* (4 crs.)
SMTH 112 Calculus II (4 crs.)
SCMP 147 Computer Science I (3 crs.)
M/SPSY 242 Statistics* (3 crs.)
 
Biology Electives 10 crs.
  TEN credits of courses approved by the Biology faculty. The elective requirement is fully met by courses taken in the first year of the Professional Program at UMDNJ (Microbiology (7 crs.), Gross Anatomy (4 crs.), Medical Physiology (7 crs.), Neuroanatomy (2 crs.)).  

  Minimum 60-62 crs.

*Prerequisite courses for the Physician Assistant program. In addition, 12 credits of humanities (including 3 credits of Psychology) and 6 credits of English are required.

TAS School Core Requirements


Science in Cultural Perspectives (SCP) 6 crs.



Related Information:
Biology Home Page
Requirements of the Minor
General Education Requirements
Graduation Requirements
Suggested Course Sequence for the Biology Pre-Physical Therapy Track
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