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Conservation

Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation Concentration

The Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation concentration is for students who are passionate about preserving wildlife and their habitats.

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 4470 Sea Turtle Biology
  • BIOL 4530 Natural History of the 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 Biological Basis of Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 5346 Agroecology
  • BIOL 5237 Physiological Ecology
  • BIOL 5237 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 5250 Limnology
  • BIOL 5260 Invasive Species
  • BIOL 5347 Fisheries Biology
  • BIOL 5442 Entomology
  • BIOL 5443 Plant Taxonomy
  • BIOL 5444 Ichthyology
  • BIOL 5445 Herpetology
  • BIOL 5446 Ornithology
  • BIOL 5448 Mammalogy
  • BIOL 5530 Wildlife Management
  • BIOL 5534 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 5537 Biogeography
  • 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

Personalize your Biology Degree today!

Last updated: 4/6/2022