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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology/Ecology, Conservation, and Evolutionary Biology, BS

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The Ecology, Conservation, and Evolutionary Biology (ECEB) Track includes all core biology courses and a selection of related courses that focus on ecological and environmental sciences. To achieve an environmental focus, the student must complete broad training in the sciences and mathematics. The track is designed to provide flexibility to allow pursuit of specialized interests within ECEB, including minors in other environmental disciplines (Applied Statistics, Geology, Geography, Regional Planning, and Sustainability). Course requirements for professional certification by the Ecological Society of America (Certified Associate Ecologist) and/or the Wildlife Society (Certified Wildlife Biologist) can be met within this track. This track prepares students for pursuing advanced degrees or employment in areas related to ecology and environmental sciences at universities, government, and private companies.

Liberal Studies: 45

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Major: 42-43

Biology Capstone Experience: 3-4

Ecology Capstone Course (1)

Controlled Biology Electives: 9

Biology major courses only (2)

Controlled Electives: 10


Select 10 credits from the following (cannot include Liberal Studies Elective, or courses counting toward Other Requirements):

Free Electives: 15-16


Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) Minimum of 3 credits required

(2) No more than 6 credits total from Independent Study (482), Special Topics (281 & 481), or Internship (493) applies to major; excess applied as free electives.

(3) Other appropriate BIOL courses at 200-level and above (excluding Liberal Studies courses) in the above departments may be substituted with permission of the advisor and the Biology Department chairperson in advance of taking the course.

(4) Free electives may be used towards a minor or certificate in Geography/Regional Planning, Sustainability, Applied Statistics, Chemistry, Forensic Biosciences, Environmental Microbiology, Foreign Language, or other areas of interest.

(5) Excluding prerequisite, cognate, liberal studies, college core courses, no more than 2 Majors courses can be shared between a major and minor.

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