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Environment

Sustainability and Environmental Biology 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 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

Personalize your Biology Degree today!

Last updated: 9/9/2022