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Biodiversity

Evolution and Ecology Concentration

The Sustainability and Environmental Biology concentration is for students who want to find and implement solutions to our urgent environmental issues.

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: 4/6/2022