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Biology (BS) - Environmental Biology Option

Administered by Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Effective Fall 2016

The option provides a biology major the opportunity to specialize in environmental biology while obtaining a general background in biology.

Concepts in Biology 1 (BIOLOGY.114) and Concepts in Biology 2 (BIOLOGY.115) should be taken during the freshman year; Ecology (BIOLOGY.351) and Cell Biology (BIOLOGY.271) should be taken during the sophomore year.

A maximum of 3 credit hours of BIOLOGY.490 may be applied as biology elective credit toward the degree. A maximum of 6 credit hours from among BIOLOGY.390, BIOLOGY.391, BIOLOGY.490, BIOLOGY.493 and BIOLOGY.494 may be applied as biology elective credit toward the degree.

BIOLOGY.114 Concepts in Biology I

BIOLOGY.115 Concepts in Biology II

BIOLOGY.271 Cell Biology

BIOLOGY.332 Genetics

BIOLOGY.351 Ecology

BIOLOGY.481 Senior Biology Seminar

CHEM.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

CHEM.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

EGGS.120 Physical Geology

MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics

PHYSICS.111 Introductory Physics 1

Choose one of the following:

MATH.240 Statistical Methods

MATH.342 Design and Analysis of Experiments

MATH.343 Applied Regression Analysis

MATH.446 Biostatistics

Choose one of the following:

BIOLOGY.103 Biodiversity & Conservation

EGGS.100 Intro Environmental Science

Choose one of the following:

BIOLOGY.333 Molecular Biology & BIOLOGY.334 Molecular Biology Lab

CHEM.230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

CHEM.321 Analytical Chemistry

EGGS.460 Aqueous Geochemistry

Electives (24 semester hours, 15 credits must be in Biology or Marine Science). Choose from:

BIOLOGY.200 Dendrology

BIOLOGY.211 Invertebrate Zoology

BIOLOGY.212 Vertebrate Zoology

BIOLOGY.222 Comp Biol Plants

BIOLOGY.242 Microbiology

BIOLOGY.252 Field Zoology

BIOLOGY.253 Freshwater Biology

BIOLOGY.263 Field Botany

BIOLOGY.350 Plant Pathology

BIOLOGY.390 Undergraduate Research in Biology 1

BIOLOGY.391 Undergraduate Research in Biology 2

BIOLOGY.420 Global Change Biology

BIOLOGY.421 Ecosystem Management

BIOLOGY.430 Evolution

BIOLOGY.451 Conservation Biology

BIOLOGY.452 Limnology

BIOLOGY.455 Environmental Microbiology

BIOLOGY.457 Entomology

BIOLOGY.459 Ornithology

BIOLOGY.460 Population Biology

BIOLOGY.461 Animal Behavior

BIOLOGY.477 Plant Physiology

BIOLOGY.480 Comparative Animal Physiology

BIOLOGY.489 Current Topics in Biology

BIOLOGY.490 Internship in Biology

BIOLOGY.493 Honors Independent Study 1

BIOLOGY.494 Honors Independent Study 2

CHEM.230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

CHEM.321 Analytical Chemistry

EGGS.150 Quant. Meth in Earth Sci.

EGGS.242 Map Use and Analysis

EGGS.255 Meteorology

EGGS.259 Oceanography

EGGS.260 Earth Materials

EGGS.301 Water Resources Management

EGGS.302 Land Resources Management

EGGS.303 Soil Resources Management

EGGS.304 Environmental Valuation

EGGS.305 Environmental Risks and Hazards

EGGS.320 Remote Sensing of the Earth

EGGS.330 Spec. Topics in Fld. Geol.

EGGS.358 Environmental Conservation

EGGS.360 Principles of GIS 1

EGGS.365 Intro Paleontology

EGGS.370 Surface Hydrology

EGGS.460 Aqueous Geochemistry

MARSCI.221 Marine Invertebrates

MARSCI.241 Marine Biology

MARSCI.250 Wetland Ecology

MARSCI.260 Marine Ecology

MARSCI.300 Behavior of Marine Organisms

MARSCI.330 Tropical Invertebrates

MARSCI.334 Marine Embryology

MARSCI.342 Marine Botany

MARSCI.343 Marine Ichthyology

MARSCI.344 Anat Marine Chordates

MARSCI.345 Marine Ornithology

MARSCI.394 Comparative Physiology of Marine Organisms

MARSCI.431 Ecology of Marine Plankton

MARSCI.432 Marine Evolutionary Ecology

MARSCI.441 Biology of Molluscs

MARSCI.464 Biological Oceanography

MARSCI.470 Research Diver Meth

MARSCI.490 Aquaculture

MARSCI.491 Coral Reef Ecology

MARSCI.492 Marine Mammals

MARSCI.493 Behavioral Ecology

PHYSICS.112 Introductory Physics 2