Curriculum Guide: Biology Major with Emphasis in Ecology & Conservation Biology

An example: Four year plan for Biology Major with Emphasis in Ecology and Conservation Biology
120 credits necessary to graduate. Assumes an 18-credit minor.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes 3
BIOLOGY 202 Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes 1
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
BIOLOGY 203 Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution 3
BIOLOGY 204 Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution 1
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 307
BIOLOGY 308
or 302
Cell Biology
or
4
ENG COMP 105 English Composition II: Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
General Ed/Core Minor 3
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Spring
BIOLOGY 303 Genetics 3
ENV SCI 302 Principles of Ecology 4
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Core Minor 3
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
BIOLOGY 302 Principles of Microbiology 4
BIOLOGY 309 Evolutionary Biology 3
ENV SCI 469 Conservation Biology 4
General Ed 3
Elective / Minor 3
 Credits17
Spring
General Ed 3
Biology Elective 3-4
Biology/Minor Elective 3-4
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15-17
Senior
Fall
BIOLOGY 490 Biology Seminar (fall or spring) 1
BIOLOGY 498
Independent Study
or Internship
2-3
General Ed 3
Biology Elective 3
Elective for Minor 3
Elective 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOLOGY 490 Biology Seminar (fall or spring) 1
Biology Elective 3-4
Elective for Minor 3-4
Elective 3-4
Elective 3-4
 Credits13-17
 Total Credits124-131

All Biology Majors are encouraged to participate in an internship or independent study.