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Sustainability and Environmental Biology 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 3440 Field Biology
  • BIOL 3535 Botany
  • BIOL 4150 Horticulture
  • BIOL 4320 Environmental Microbiology
  • BIOL 4470 Sea Turtle Biology
  • BIOL 4532 Evolution
  • BIOL 4540 Principles of Ecology
  • BIOL 4550 Biology of Marine Organisms
  • BIOL 5243 Toxicology
  • BIOL 5250 Limnology
  • BIOL 5260 Invasive Species
  • BIOL 5347 Fisheries Biology
  • BIOL 5400 Barrier Island Ecology
  • BIOL 5470 Marine Pollution
  • BIOL 5530 Wildlife Management
  • BIOL 5534 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 5537 Biogeography
  • BIOL 5542 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 5543 Biological Field Experience
  • BIOL 5547 Marine 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