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Undergraduate Catalog 
Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Ecology & Organismal Concentration, B.S.

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This concentration is designed to prepare students interested in ecology, conservation, and organismal biology for entry into graduate programs, employment in governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, or positions requiring an integrating organismal and ecological background. This program’s students have a broad background and enough upper-level courses to build depth in knowledge and skills. The program provides sufficient flexibility that students can tailor their programs to specific needs

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

University Core (35 hours)


(none required)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.

Additional Requirements (21 hours)

8 hours of freshman chemistry(CHEM 1402   ,CHEM 1403  , orCHEM 1405  )

4 hours of organic chemistry (CHEM 2450  orCHEM 3350  /CHEM 3150  )

6 hours of physics (PHYS 1321   and PHYS 1322  , or PHYS 2321  and PHYS 2322  )

3 hours of computer science or statistics (CPSC 1310  , CPSC 1370  CPSC 1375  , STAT 2350  )


No minor required

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