2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Concentration, B.S.

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Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Foundation Courses (28-40 Credits)


* Credits for courses taken as part of the core curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.

Major Requirements (38-39 Credits)

Additional courses: (26-27 Credits)

Students are required to take an additional 26-27 credits as noted below. Following completion of BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 , students need to select one of the following three concentrations in accordance with their career goals with assistance from their academic advisers.

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all major requirements, BIOL 121 /BIOL 121L , BIOL 122 /BIOL 122L , and additional biology electives. All biology electives must be selected from 300-400 level courses offered by the Department of Biology (prefix BIOL), except that a student may take up to eight credit hours of coursework from biology related courses offered by other departments (prefix other than BIOL) toward his/her biology electives.

External courses that can be counted in this way include:


No other courses from departments outside of biology may be counted as biology electives.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Concentration

Students are required to take Evolution and Conservation Ecology. The remaining 18-19 credits must be any 300 or 400 level biology courses. Recommended choices are listed below and an EEC Field Experience is strongly recommended.

Recommended Courses: (18-19 Credits)

Choose from the following: (14-15 Credits)


The remaining 7-8 credits must be 300 or 400 level biology courses. Up to six credits of BIOL 399 /BIOL 499  Independent Study/Directed Undergraduate Research may be included.

* Denotes courses strongly recommended for pre-med or pre-health professional students. (See Pre-Health Professional Preparation .)

Electives (0-13 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120 Credits

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