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Biodiversity

Evolution and Ecology Concentration

The Evolution and Ecology concentration is for students who have a desire to understand the origins of life and how organisms survived in changing environments.

I. Foundational Courses (9 hrs)

  • BIOL 3131 Physiology
  • BIOL 3133 Evolution and Ecology
  • BIOL 3134 Cell and Molecular Biology

II. Elective Courses (choose 7-8 hrs)

  • BIOL 3535 Botany
  • BIOL 4240 Biol. of Microorganisms
  • BIOL 4302 Env. Microbiology
  • BIOL 4470 Sea Turtle Biology
  • BIOL 4530 Natural History of Vertebrates
  • BIOL 4532 Evolution
  • BIOL 4535 Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 4540 Principles of Ecology
  • BIOL 4541 Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 4550 Biology of Marine Organisms
  • BIOL 4635 Biol. Basis of Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 5346 Agroecology
  • BIOL 5132 Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 5160 Plant Physiology
  • BIOL 5200 Mammalian Physiology
  • BIOL 5230 Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 5237 Physiological Ecology
  • BIOL 5241 Comp. Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 5243 Toxicology
  • BIOL 5250 Limnology
  • BIOL 5260 Invasive Species
  • BIOL 5341 Parasitology
  • BIOL 5345 Systematic Biology
  • BIOL 5400 Barrier Island Ecology
  • BIOL 5441 Mycology
  • BIOL 5442 Entomology
  • BIOL 5443 Plant Taxonomy
  • BIOL 5444 Ichthyology
  • BIOL 5445 Herpetology
  • BIOL 5446 Ornithology
  • BIOL 5448 Mammalogy
  • BIOL 5460 Phycology
  • BIOL 5534 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 5537 Biogeography
  • BIOL 5542 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 5546 Plant Ecology
  • BIOL 5547 Marine Ecology
  • BIOL 5570 Stream Ecology
  • BIOL 5644 Insect Ecology
  • BIOL 5645 Behavioral Ecology

III. Immersive Experience (minimum 3 hrs)

  • BIOL 3890 Directed Undergraduate Research
  • BIOL 4730 Internship in Biology
  • BIOL 4890 Research
  • BIOL 4895 Honors Research
  • BIOL 4999 Honors Thesis
  • BIOL 4xxx or 5xxx Contract Course approved by the Instructor and Department Chair
  • BIOL 4xxx or 5xxx Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Course (qualifying list posted on website)
  • Study Abroad Course at the BIOL 3000, 4000 or 5000 level approved by the Department Chair

IV. Additional Requirements

  • At least 1 course in areas II or III must have a field component
  • An elective course can only count in section II or section III
  • Capstone courses are capped at 7 credit hours for the BS Biology degree
  • Students are limited to declaring 1 emphasis

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Last updated: 9/9/2022