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Biology Major, Ecology and Organismal Biology Concentration

This concentration is for students with interest in field biology, zoology, botany, ecology and related areas. Complementary minors include environmental science, chemistry, and biochemistry.

The following is an overview of courses associated with this major and concentration. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Biology Major, Ecology and Organismal Biology Concentration Core Courses

  • BIO 111 Principles of Biology-Molecules to Cells
  • BIO 112 Principles of Biology-Organisms to Ecosystems
  • BIO 150 Introductory Zoology
  • BIO 160 Introductory Botany
  • BIO 208 General Ecology
  • BIO 404 Genetics
  • CEM 151 General Chemistry I
  • CEM 152 General Chemistry II
  • CEM 153 General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CEM 154 General Chemistry Laboratory II

Complete at least five of the following courses:

  • BIO 202 Comparative Vertebrate Biology
  • BIO 207 Microbiology
  • BIO 210 Entomology
  • BIO 216 Ornithology
  • BIO 305 Ethology
  • BIO 311 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 312 Parasitology
  • BIO 313 Plant Ecology
  • BIO 402 Ecosystem Ecology
  • BIO 403 Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • BIO 406 Biostatistics
  • BIO 415 Research in Biology
  • BIO 418 Independent Study
  • CEM 332 Biochemistry-Molecules and Metabolism
  • CEM 333 Biochemistry-Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis
  • SCI 107 Environmental Science
  • SCI 410 Topics in Science

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