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2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major - Environmental and Organismic Biology Option


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The Environmental and Organismic Biology option provides a broad exposure to the principles and practices of ecology, environmental conservation, and management of natural resources. Thus, this option is particularly valuable for those students who plan to work for the many private firms and state and federal agencies involved in natural resource management and environmental impact assessment. This curriculum also provides appropriate preparation for students interested in graduate study in ecology, organismal, and environmental science.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY - ENVIRONMENTAL AND ORGANISMIC BIOLOGY OPTION:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Two courses from the following choices:


Subtotal Specific Departmental Requirements - Credits: 46-47


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirements - Credits: 27-28


Recommended Electives


(to be selected in consultation with student’s advisor):

Total Major Requirements - Credits: 73-75


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120


Note: Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: The following courses require a grade of C- or better for continued progression through the degree program: BIO 112 , BIO 113 , BIO 206 , BIO 207 , BIO 260 .

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

*Biology-Environmental and Organismic Biology majors may meet the Math 121 auxiliary requirement with a higher-level Math course, such as Math 210, 221 or 222

Environmental and Organismic Biology Option Suggested Course Sequence


  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester    
  BIO 112 
CHEM 150 
MATH 110  or MATH 113  1
LIBERAL ARTS
  4
4
4
4
  BIO 113 
CHEM 151 
MATH 121 
COMP 150 
  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   16
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
  BIO 206  or BIO 207 
CHEM 250  6 or GEOG 250 
LIBERAL ARTS
COMP 250 
  4
4
4
4
 

BIO 206  or BIO 207 
BIO 260 
CHEM 365 7 or GEOG 300 7
LIBERAL ARTS

  4
4
3-4
4
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   15-16
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

BIO 302 
BIO 320 
MATH 201 
LIBERAL ARTS

  4
4
4
3-4
 

One of two major choices3
BIO 496 
ES 100 /PE
EGC

  4
3
1
4
  Total Credits   15-16   Total Credits   122
               
  Junior 1st Summer Session            
  BIO 376 5   5        
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
 

One of two major choices 3
BIO 497 
EGC
Upper-division elective4

  4
3
4
4
 


Upper-division elective4
Upper-division elective4
Upper-division elective4

 
4
4
4
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   122
               
  Total Upper-Division Credits   54-55    
  Total Credits   122-124        

1 The math course that a student will take is determined by a placement test. There are five levels of math that one may enter. Placement into a course lower than MATH 110  will delay this schedule, and placement into a higher course than MATH 110  will accelerate it.

2 During these semesters students should take additional courses in preparation for a biology career, medical school, veterinary, or graduate school. Your biology faculty advisor can help you with the selection of these courses.

3 Students must take a minimum of two courses from the list including BIO 305 BIO 324 , BIO 334 , BIO 410  or BIO 470  .

4 These upper division elective courses may be in biology, recommended electives for a career in biology, or other electives.

5 BIO 376  may be taken in the summer following the junior year if BIO 302  is taken in the fall of the junior year. Students should consult with their faculty advisor about this possibility.

6 Courses offered fall term only.

7 Courses offered spring term only

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