2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Conservation Biology [CON]


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This major 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 major's 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.


  • Composition and General Education courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language courses: 0-3 credit hours
  • Completion of a total of 72 hours of mathematics, science, geographic information systems (GIS), and computer applications courses (excluding CAP 100 and CHE 133).
  • Free Elective courses: to complete 124 total credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


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