2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Conservation Biology [CON]


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This major in the Biological Sciences Department  provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and preserving Earth’s plant and animal species and the ecosystems on which they depend. Students in this major can prepare for entry into a variety of environmental professions or graduate school.

Career Potential

  • Ecologist
  • Naturalist
  • Field biologist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Wildlife Ecologist

A. Biology Courses: 36 credit hours


2. Additional Related Courses


Choose three courses from the following, with at least one course from each of groups a and b:

3. Additional Biology


Select from any Biology majors' courses at the 300 level or above to total at least 36 credit hours in biology.

B. Supporting Areas: 24-26 credit hours


1. Required Courses: Science and Math


2. Elective courses: select three courses from the following:


Students interested in seeking a research graduate degree are advised to take one year of physics, one year of calculus, and CHE 302 and CHE 304.

C. Geographic Information Systems Requirement: Three credit hours


E. Conservation Applications: Five credit hours


F. Additional Requirements for the B.A.


  • Composition and General Education courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign language: completion through the intermediate, 202 level
  • Free elective courses: to complete 124 total credit hours

G. Additional Requirements for the B.S.


Students are required to complete 72 credit hours of science and math courses which may be taken from the following prefixes: BIO, BMS, CAP (except CAP 100 & 104), CHE (except CHE 224, 225, 305 & 306), CON, ENS, GIS, GLY, MAT MCS, PHY.

Additional requirements include:

  • Composition and General Education courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language courses: 0-3 credit hours
  • Free Elective courses: to complete 124 total credit hours

 

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


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