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Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration


The Environmental Concentration is for students interested in environmental issues. Students receive a general overview of the field as well as practical skills. The concentration is designed to train scientists to look at environmental problems in an interdisciplinary way. Students will receive a solid base in the environmental field as well as related courses in the Arts and Sciences. Graduates can expect employment opportunities with state and federal agencies or in the private sector.

Environmental Biology Concentration Learning Outcomes

In addition to the core Student Learning Outcomes for the Biology program, students in the Environmental Biology Concentration are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to discuss contemporary environment issues that cover local to global concerns.
  • Ability to choose appropriate statistical test to analyze a given set of data.
  • Ability to assess water quality using macro-invertebrate communities in a rapid bioassessment protocol.

Program Requirements: Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration (B.S.): 120 s.h.

  • BI 1100 - ORIENTATION TO BIOLOGY (no longer being taught)
  • BI 1110 - ZOOLOGY
  • BI 1130 - BOTANY
  • BI 3290 - RESEARCH METHODS
  • BI 3350 - ECOLOGY
  • BI 3351 - LIMNOLOGY
  • BI 3370 - CELL BIOLOGY
  • BI 3390 - BIOSTATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
  • BI 4492 - RESEARCH IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS I
  • BI 4493 - RESEARCH BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS II
  • CHM 1111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 1112 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
  • CHM 3301 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 3302 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
  • GEG 1122 - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
  • MA 2231 - CALCULUS I
  • PHY 1191 - PHYSICS I
  • PHY 1192 - PHYSICS II

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3310 - PHYSIOLOGY
  • BI 3312 - VERTEBRATE ANATOMY
  • BI 3314 - ICHTHYOLOGY
  • BI 3315 - FISH PATHOLOGY
  • BI 3316 - INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
  • BI 3317 - PARASITOLOGY
  • BI 3318 - ORNITHOLOGY
  • BI 3319 - AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3330 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • BI 3331 - LOCAL FLORA
  • BI 3333 - PLANTS AND PEOPLE
  • BI 3358 - PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3371 - MICROBIOLOGY
  • BI 3372 - GENETICS
  • BI 3374 - IMMUNOLOGY
  • BI 3375 - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
  • BI 3376 - ANIMAL HISTOLOGY AND BASIC MICRO TECHNIQUES
  • BI 3378 - TISSUE CULTURE
  • BI 3381 - ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • BI 4470 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Biology Electives

  • Take two Elective courses with a BI prefix

Take three courses from the following:

  • CHM 3311 - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
  • CHM 3332 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
  • GEG 3060 - PRINCIPLES OF SOIL SCIENCE
  • GEG 3272 - GIS/GPS
  • GEG 3280 - CARTOGRAPHY
  • GEG 3290 - (GEL) MAP AND AIR PHOTO INTERPRETATION
  • GEG 4420 - (GEL) - REMOTE SENSING
  • GEL 3310 - HYDROLOGY
  • WSM 3500 - WATERSHED RESTORATION
  • WSM 3512 - WETLAND IDENTIFICATION and MANAGEMENT

 

Total Credit Hours: 81 - 91