RVCC: Biology Transfer Advising Guide

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Biology (A.S.) from Raritan Valley Community College to Biology (B.S.) at Rider University

Biology, A.S.
Biology, B.S. (120 Credits)
First Semester      
ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
Technological Competency 1,3 3/4 Technology Elective Ʊ 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4 CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry I
CHE 120L Principles of Chemistry I Lab
Mathematics 2 Suggest:
MATH 112 Precalculus I
(Math 112 & Math 113 - both courses combined = MTH-105 for a total of 4 credits at Rider.)
3 Mathematics Elective Ʊ 3
BIOL 101 General Biology I 4 BIO 115 Principles of Biology I
BIO 115L Principles of Biology I Lab
  17/18   17
Second Semester      
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing 3
MATH 110 Statistics I 4 MTH 120 Introduction to Applied Statistics 3
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4 CHE 122 Introduction to Chemical Systems
CHE 123L Quantitative Methods Lab
BIOL 102 General Biology II 4 BIO 116 Principles of Biology II
BIO 116L Principles of Biology II Lab
Humanities 1 Suggest:
HIST 101 World Civilization I
3 HIS 150 World History to 1500 3
  18   17
Third Semester      
Mathematics 2 Suggest:
MATH 113 Precalculus II
(Math 112 & Math 113 - both courses combined = MTH-105 for a total of 4 credits at Rider.)
3 Mathematics Elective Ʊ
MTH 105 Algebra & Trigonometry
(∞ -If both Math-112 & Math-113 are taken at RVCC – both courses combined equal a total of 4 credits)
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I 5 CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 211L Organic Chemistry I Lab
Biology 200 Level Course Suggest:
BIOL 221 Microbiology
4 BIO 315 Medical Microbiology (4)
BIO 315L Medical Microbiology Lab (0)
Humanities 1 Suggest:
HIST 102 World Civilization II OR
Social Sciences Suggest:
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology
3 HIS 151 World History Since 1500
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  15   14/15
Fourth Semester      
Social Science 1 Suggest:
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
3 SOC 101 Sociological Imagination 3
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II 5 CHE 214 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 214L Organic Chemistry II Lab
Biology 200 Level Course
BIOL 245 Cell & Molecular Biology -OR-
BIOL 242 Genetics -OR-
BIOL 231 Ecology
4 BIO 117/117L Cell & Molecular Biology -OR-
BIO 265/265L Genetics -OR-
BIO 350/350L Ecology -OR-
General Education 1 Suggest:
MATH 151 Calculus I -OR-
MATH 111 General Statistics II
4 MTH 210 Calculus I -OR-
BNS 250/250L Biostatistics
  16   15
TOTAL 64/67 TOTAL 60

Rider Course Option
BIO-117/117L, Cell & Molecular Biology - 4
Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Raritan Valley; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree. The selected course allows the RVCC student to experience first-hand the academic environment at Rider. See Raritan Valley or Rider Transfer Representatives. Contact information listed below.

Raritan Valley Community College Footnotes
1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list.
2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students must complete math through MATH 151 Calculus I. Students who have completed 7 credits of math, at least through MATH 151 Calculus I , are not required to take a third course in math, but may substitute a science elective.
3 Students who pass the technological competency test (no credit) may take any General Education course.

Rider University Footnotes
Ʊ Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses are evaluated on an individual basis.
RVCC students interested in the College of Continuing Studies (CCS) at Rider should contact that division directly.
For transfer credit the RVCC student must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses for transfer credit.
∞ - If both Math-112 & Math-113 are taken at RVCC; both courses combined will count for a total of 4 credits and Rider MTH-105- Algebra & Trigonometry. This is also reflected on New Jersey Transfer.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at RVCC, indicate course number)

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Paul Michaud
Director of Transfer & Career Services
Raritan Valley Community College
908.526.1200 X 8333
[email protected]


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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall

Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019