Jul 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S., Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Concentration


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CIP Code: 260101
Total Credit Hours: 120-122
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Career Opportunities: Federal and state government laboratories and agencies, botanical gardens and arboretums, wildlife refuges, coastal restoration companies, zoological parks and aquariums, environmental assessment and consulting companies, marine stations and laboratories.
Note(s):

To qualify for graduation, a student must earn a grade of "C" or better in all BIOL courses that are applicable to the degree.
A minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400 level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

+ Students interested in marine and coastal biology should focus on these electives.
# Students interested in wildlife biology and animal conservation should focus on these electives.
! Summer courses offered through the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, LA.

General Education Core Curriculum


Core Curriculum  

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Electives


Minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400-level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

Zoology Systematics (3-4 Credits)†


Choose from:

Plant Systematics (3-4 Credits)†


Choose from:

Physiology (3-4 Credits)


Choose from:

English Literature (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Literature courses.

Communication (3 Credits)


Choose from:

History (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of History courses.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Social/Behavioral courses. Three hours must be at the 200 level or above.

Total: 30-35 Credits


Senior Year


Required Courses


Electives


Minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400-level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Fine Arts courses.

Statistics (3 Credits)


Choose one from:

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Social/Behavioral courses. Three hours must be at the 200 level or above.

General Electives (11 Credits)


Choose from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI.

Students interested in certification as a wildlife or fisheries biologist should take two policy courses from the following:

Total: 30-33 Credits


Notes


† Students must complete one of the following courses which place an emphasis on writing: BIOL 307 , BIOL 337 , BIOL 360 , BIOL 370 , BIOL 407G , BIOL 409G , BIOL 412G , BIOL 424G , BIOL 433G BIOL 440G , BIOL 435 , BIOL 441G , BIOL 445G , BIOL 485G , or BIOL 495 . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. 

+ Students interested in marine and coastal biology should focus on these electives.
# Students interested in wildlife biology and animal conservation should focus on these electives.
! Summer courses offered through the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, LA.

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