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Curriculum

 

Program Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 28
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
BIOL 100 Biology First Year Seminar 3
MATH 203/B Elementary Statistics/ Biostatistical Applications 4
  Fine Arts core (FA) 3
PHIL 235 Environmental Ethics 3
  Humanities elective (HU) 3
PSCI 103 Intro Political Science 3
PSYC 346 Animal Behavior (pre-req is Bio 102) 3
CAPS 390 Capstone 3
BIOLOGY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS*: 31
BIOL 107X Intro Conservation 3
BIOL 101 General Biology I 4
BIOL 102 General Biology II 4
BIOL 211 General Physiology 4
BIOL 217 Field Biology (Spring only)* 1
BIOL 233 Ecology (Fall only) 4
BIOL 307 Genetics 3
BIOL 320 Microbiology (Spring only) 4
BIOL 345 Molecular Biology (Spring only) 4
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES*: 20
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II (Math 109 co-requisite) 4
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry 4
PHYS 201 General Physics I 4
PHYS 202 General Physics II 4
CONSERVATION AND ENVT BIO ELECTIVES*: 26

 

*GRADE MUST BE C OR BETTER TO BE ACCEPTED
*Biology and cognate courses must be 200 level or higher. Check with your advisor or the list below to confirm if a course meets the requirements for a biology elective.

CREDIT HOURS: 15 credits free electives
120 Total credit hours required

Concentrations

Marine Biology (26)

  • Biol 330 and 331, Marine Science, Biology and Ecology I/II (6)
  • Chem 320, Analytical (4) or Bio 328X Environmental Chem (3)
  • 12 cr of the following:
    • Bio 324, Phys Ecology
    • Biol 401, Ichthyology
    • Bio 405, Invert Zoo-
    • Ocea 300, Phys Oceanography
    • Biol 423X, Natural Resource Management
  • Math 110-4

Environmental Science (35)

  • Biol 344, Toxicology (4)
  • Take two of the following:
    • Chem 360, Biochemistry (4)
    • Chem 320, Analytical (4)
    • Bio 328X Environmental Chem (3)
  • 12 cr of the following:
    • Ocea 300-Phys Oceanography
    • Bio 404X, GIS
    • Bio 414X, Spatial Modelling
    • Biol 326, Aquatic Biology
    • Biol 423X, Natural Resource Management
  • Math 110/112 (8)
  • Linear algebra or Prob and Stats (3)

Wildlife and Conservation Electives

  • Biol 210 Comparative Anatomy 4 requires Bio 101 and Bio 102 (Spring Term)
  • Biol-317 Mycology/Parasit/Virology 4 requires Bio 101 and Bio 102 (Spring Term)
  • Bio 201-11NS Biosurvival 3 Permission of Bio Chair (Fall Term)
  • Biol 330 Marine Biology and Ecology (Fall Term)
  • Biol 324 Physiological Ecology requires Bio 223
  • Biol 326 Aquatic Biology 3
  • Biol 343 Medical Genomics 3 Biol 102, C or better (Fall Term)
  • Biol 344 Toxicology (Fall Term)
  • Bio 380 Med Microbiology 4 Biol 320, C or better (Fall Term)
  • Biol 398/399 Independent Reading/Independent Research 1-3 credits
  • Biol 401 Ichthyology 4
  • Biol 405 Invert Zoo 4
  • Biol 470 Field Work 1-4 credits
  • Bio 432 Bio Technique SCUBA 1
  • Bio 200/300 Internship 1-3 credits
  • Oceanography 300 4

Cognate courses

CHEM 360 Biochemistry
CHEM 320 Analytical Chem
CHEM 380 Physiological Chemistry
GEOL 205 Geology
HSCI 230 Nutrition

Basic Program

FRESHMAN YEAR 29
BIOL 101 General Biology I 4
BIOL 102 General Biology II 4
BIOL 107 Intro Conservation 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MATH 109 Pre-Calculus 4
BIOL 100 Biology First Year Seminar 3
SOPHOMORE YEAR 32
BIOL 211 General Physiology 4
BIOL 223 Ecology 4
BIOL 217 Field Bio 1
MATH 203/B Stats/Biostats 4
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry 4
PHIL 235 Environmental Ethics 3
HUM Humanities Elective 3
PSCI 103 Intro Political Science 3
PSYC 346 Animal Behavior 3
FA Fine Arts Core 3
JUNIOR YEAR AND SENIOR YEAR 59
BIOL 307 Genetics 3
BIOL 320 Microbiology 4
BIOL 345 Molecular Biology 4
CEB ELECTIVES* 26
CAPS 390 Capstone Seminar 3
PHYS 201 General Physics I 4
PHYS 202 General Physics II 4
Free Electives 11

 

Marine Biology

FRESHMAN YEAR 29
BIOL 101 General Biology I 4
BIOL 102 General Biology II 4
BIOL 107 Intro Conservation 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MATH 110 Calculus I 4
BIOL 100 Biology First Year Seminar 3
SOPHOMORE YEAR 32
BIOL 211 General Physiology 4
BIOL 223 Ecology 4
BIOL 217 Field Bio 1
MATH 203/B Stats/Biostats 4
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry 4
PHIL 235 Environmental Ethics 3
HUM Humanities Elective 3
PSCI 103 Intro Political Science 3
PSYC 346 Animal Behavior 3
FA Fine Arts Core 3
CEB/Free ELECTIVES (37), including
Biol 330/331, Marine Science I/II 6
Bio 328X Environmental Chem 3
Chem 320, Analytical 4
Bio 324, Phys Ecology 3
Biol 401, Ichthyology 4
Bio 405, Invert Zoo 4
Ocea 300, Phys Oceanography 3
Biol 423X, Natural Resource Management 3
Biol 307, Biol 320, Biol 345, Phys 201, Phys 202, and Capstone as in the Basic Program 22

Environmental Science

FRESHMAN YEAR 29
BIOL 101 General Biology I 4
BIOL 102 General Biology II 4
BIOL 107 Intro Conservation 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
BIOL 100 Biology First Year Seminar 3
SOPHOMORE YEAR 32
BIOL 211 General Physiology 4
BIOL 223 Ecology 4
BIOL 217 Field Bio 1
MATH 323 Prob and Stats I 4
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry 4
PHIL 235 Environmental Ethics 3
HUM Humanities Elective 3
PSCI 103 Intro Political Science 3
PSYC 346 Animal Behavior 3
FA Fine Arts Core 3
CEB/Free ELECTIVES (37), including
Biol 344, Toxicology 4
Chem 360, Biochemistry 4
Chem 320, Analytical 4
Bio 328X Environmental Chem 3
Ocea 300-Phys Oceanography 3
Bio 404X, GIS 3
Bio 414X, Spatial Modelling 3
Biol 326, Aquatic Biology 3
Biol 423X, Natural Resource Management 3
Math 324 Prob and Stats II 3
Math 210 Linear algebra 3
Biol 307, Biol 320, Biol 345, Phys 201, Phys 202, and Capstone as in the Basic Program 22