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Recommended Courses for Transfer Students

Please note that community college classes will be accepted for transfer credit according to the guidelines established by the New Jersey transfer agreement. However, each academic program has its own major requirements.

Both the Biology and Allied Health majors have many required science classes in the first two years of study, many acting as a prerequisite for the next course in the sequence. In order to begin Genetics and other upper level biology courses upon transferring to FDU, we recommend that incoming transfer students have completed the following science courses before transferring to FDU:

  • Introductory Biology 1 with lab (4 credits)—Biol 1201 (lect),
  • Biol 1203 (lab)
  • Introductory Biology 2 with lab (4 credits)—Biol 1202, 1204
  • General Chemistry 1 with lab (4 credits)—Chem 1201, 1203
  • General Chemistry 2 with lab (4 credits)—Chem 1202, 1204
  • Cell Biology with lab (4 credits)—Biol 2003, 2004

Other recommended courses, depending on the major, are as follows:

A. For Biology majors, it is recommended that students also take:

  • Organic Chemistry 1 with lab or Physics 1 with lab (4 credits)—Chem 2261, 2263 or Phys 1001, 1011
  • Organic Chemistry 2 with lab or Physics 2 with lab (4 credits)—Chem 2264, 2266 or Phys 1002, 1012
  • Ecology (4 credits)—Biol 2049, 2050

B. For Allied Health majors in the areas of diagnostic imaging, clinical lab sciences and cytotechnology, it is recommend that students also take:

  • Organic Chemistry 1 with lab (4 credits)—Chem 2261, 2263
  • Organic Chemistry 2 with lab (4 credits)—Chem 2264, 2266
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab (4 credits) or Anatomy and Physiology 2 with lab (4 credits)—Biol 1205, 1207 or Biol 1206, 1208

C. For Allied Health majors in the area of radiologic technology, it is recommended that students also take:

  • Ecology or Microbiology with lab (4 credits)—Biol 2049, 2050 or Biol 3009, 3019
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab (4 credits)—Biol 1205, 1207
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2 with lab (4 credits)—Biol 1205, 1207 

The courses listed above represent the typical freshman and sophomore year load of science classes. Students who have not completed this coursework prior to entering FDU should anticipate at least one extra semester to meet the department’s requirements.

 

Contact:

Dr. Patricia Melloy
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8757
pmelloy@fdu.edu

Professor Sara Reynolds
Director of Allied Health Programs
Tel: 973-443-8772
sara_reynolds@fdu.edu

Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences
285 Madison Ave. - M-SB1-01
Madison, NJ 07940

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