Course Descriptions

 

For Fall 2022, Rutgers is planning  to have a large majority of course sections in New Brunswick  taught in-person. Some course sections will be delivered remotely/online, depending on the specific course and school. 

Remote course sections will be delivered either live following a regular class schedule (synchronously) or “by arrangement” (asynchronously)

  • For courses listed in the Schedule of Classes with a scheduled day and time, students are expected to connect remotely during those times. These classes typically involve web conferencing.
  • For courses listed as “by arrangement”, there are no scheduled class sessions. These courses will have a regular schedule of work and assignments due throughout each week, but they will not require you to be online at a particular time. Rather, your instructor will provide materials—for example, readings, video content, presentations, lectures, assignments, and exams—and you can access these materials and satisfy the course requirements within time frames specified by the instructor

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Division of Life Sciences

 

Complete List of Course Descriptions (fall and spring offerings), please see below: 

The following is a list of undergraduate courses offered by the Division of Life Sciences. The courses are arranged according to departmental affiliation. You may also consult the online Catalog, the online Schedule of Classes, or the course synopsis for more information. General Biology 01:119:115, 116, and 117 (formerly 01:119:101 and 102) are the onl 100 level life science courses that count towards a major or minor in Biological Sciences.

Biological Sciences Courses (01:119)

Cell Biology and Neuroscience Courses (01:146) 

Genetics Courses (01:447)

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Courses (01:694):

Exercise Science Courses (01:377):

Course NumberCourse Description
01:377:213

Functional Human Anatomy (4) (no lab credit, credit not given for this and 01:377:424 or 11:067:391 or 377:223 or 224) -no longer offered with this course number effective Fall 2021- see below

01:377:223
Functional Human Anatomy (3)  (credit not given for this and 01:377:424 or 11:067:391 or 377:213)
01:377:224
Functional Human Anatomy Lab (1) (no lab credit, can count as lower level elective credit) 
01:377:370, 371
Exercise Physiology and Lab  (3, 1 credit lab)

 

The following courses are offered by departments outside of the Division of Life Sciences and are electives approved to count towards a major in the Biological Sciences.

 

Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources Courses (11:216)

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Name

11:216:240

Behavioral Biology (4) (No lab credit)

11:216:251

Fundamentals of Evolution (3)

11:216:269

Evolution of Animal Behavior (3)

11:216:302

Parasite Ecology (4) (includes lab)

11:216:317

Conservation Ecology (3)

11:216:323

Ornithology (4) (includes lab)

11:216:324

Invertebrate Zoology (4) (includes lab)

11:216:325

Vertebrate Zoology (4) (includes lab)

11:216:332

Plant Ecology (4) (includes lab)

11:216:335

Freshwater Ecology (4) (includes lab) (previously Limnology)

11:216:351

Principles of Ecology (3)

11:216:352

Principles of Ecology Lab (1,  Lab credit)

11:216:353

Experimental Evolution (4) (includes Lab)

11:216:360

Animal Physiological Ecology (3)

11:216:401

The Evolution of Eukaryotes (3)

11:216:405

Evolution of Infectious Diseases (3)

11:216:406

Pollination Ecology (4, Lab credit)

11:216:411

Plant Diversity and Evolution (3)

11:216:412

Plant Diversity and Evolution Lab (1, Lab credit)

 11:216:421

 Wetland Ecology (4, Lab)

11:216:422

Soil Organismal Diversity (3) ( Effective Sp 2020)

11:216:423

Fundamentals of Genomics (3)

11:216:428

Conversational Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems (3)

11:216:441

Animal Behavior (3)

11:216:451

Global Change Ecology  (3)

11:216:454

Molecular Ecology (3)

11:216:464

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (4) (Includes Lab)

11:216:469

Wildlife Diseases (3)

11:216:486

Principles of Evolution (3)

11:216:487

 Urban Ecology (3)

11:216:488

Restoration Ecology (4) (includes lab)

 

Animal Science Courses (11:067):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:067:300
Integrative Physiology (4) (credit not given for this and 01:146:356 or 357) (includes Lab -effective Spring 2017)
11:067:300
Integrative Physiology (4) (credit not given for this and 01:146:356) (prior to Spring 2017)
11:067:301
Integrative Physiology Laboratory (1) (credit not given for this and 01:146:357) (no longer offered effective Spring 2017)
11:067:327
Animal Reproduction (3)
11:067:391
Comparative Mammalian Anatomy (3) (credit not give for this and 01:377:213 or 424)
11:067:404
Animal Disease (3) (credit not given for this and 01:146:328)
11:067:410
Neuroendocrinology (3)
11:067:430
Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4) (includes lab)
11:067:450
Endocrinology (4) (NO lab)
11:067:490
Pathophysiology (3)
11:067:491
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (3)

 

Biochemistry Courses (11:115):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:115:301
Intro to Biochemistry (3) (credit not given for this and 694:301, 407, or 115:403)
11:115:313
Intro to Biochemistry Lab (1) (credit not given for this and 694:313)
11:115:403, 404

General Biochemistry (4,3)  (no lab credit, credit not given for this and 115:301, 694:301, 407 or 408)

11:115:412
Protein and Enzyme Chemistry (3)
11:115:413, 414
Experimental Biochemistry (3, 2.5) (includes lab)
11:115:422
Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicology (3)
11:115:452
Biochemical Separations (3)

 

Biotechnology Courses (11:126):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:126:383
Nucleotide Sequence Analysis (3)
11:126:394
Applied Microbiology  (4) (credit not given for this and 680:394) (includes lab)
11:126:405
Microbial Technology (3)
11:126:406
Plant Gene Transfer (2.5) (includes lab)
11:126:407
Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:413
Plant Molecular Biology (3)
11:126:420
Trends in Biotechnology (3)
11:126:427
Methods  and Applications in Molecular  Biology (4) (includes lab)
11:126:444
Advanced Technologies in Biosciences (3)
11:126:481
Molecular Genetics (3)
11:126:482
Molecular Genetics Lab (4)
11:126:486
Analytical Microbiology (3) (includes lab)

 

Criminal Justice Courses (01:202):

(Link to departmental course descriptions). Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
01:202:351
Forensic Science I (4) (does not fulfill a lab requirement)
01:202:352
Forensic Science II (4) (includes lab)

 

Entomology Courses (11:370):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:370:380 
Insect Biotechnology (3) 
11:370:381
Insect Biology (4) (includes lab)
11:370:406
Medical & Veterinary Entomology (3)
11:370:414
Forensic Entomology (3)                                                        

 

Environmental Science Courses (11:375):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:375:312
Environmental Microbiology Lab (2)
11:375:411
Environmental Microbiology (3)
11:375:453
Soil Ecology (3)                                                                       

 

Marine and Coastal Science Courses (11:628): 

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:628:321
Icthyology (4) (Includes Lab)
11:628:404
Fungi and Ecosystems (3)
11:628:462
Ocean Ecology (4)                                                                

 

Microbiology Courses (11:680):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:680:390

General Microbiology (4) (includes lab) (credit not given for this and 01:447:390) (fulfills 447 subject area requirement)

11:680:480
Microbial Genetics and Genomics (3) (credit not given for this and 447:451)
11:680:491
Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3) (credit not given for this and 126:491 or 447:491)
11:680:492
Microbial Diversity Lab (2)
11:680:494
Applied Microbiology (4) (includes lab) (credit not given for this and 126:394 or 447:394)

 

Nutritional Science Courses (11:709):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:709:400
Advanced Nutrition I: Regulation of Macronutrient Metabolism (3)
11:709:401
Advanced Nutrition II: Energy and Micronutrient Metabolism (3)

 

Plant Biology and Pathology Courses (11:776):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:776:302, 311
General Plant Pathology and Lab (3,1) (formerly 770:301 and 311)
11:776:305
Plant Genetics (4) (credit not given for this and 447:380 or 067:328) (includes lab)
11:776:382
Plant Physiology (4) (includes lab)
11:776:405
Plant Biosecurity (3)
11:776:452
Plant Tissue Culture (3) (includes lab)