Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Biology

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The environmental biology track is a rigorous course of study within the Biology department that integrates many facets of both biological and environmental sciences. It is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in research or applied environmental fields (e.g., environmental consulting). The foundations for the Environmental Biology major are ecology, environmental science, evolution, and conservation.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 


All majors will complete nine required courses, two field-based courses, and five elective courses. In addition, two courses from the Environmental Humanities/Social Sciences offerings are highly recommended in order for students to be well-rounded in their appreciation of environmental interests, competitive in the job market, and for graduate school admissions. The breakdown of courses and category requirements is listed below.

Field-Based Courses:

Two of the following (8 credits): 


Select five of the following (not to overlap with the above; two must be lab-based; 17-20 credits):

Environmental Humanities/Social Sciences:

Two of the following courses are highly recommended (Note: Many of these courses fulfill core curriculum/proficiency requirements; 6 credits):

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