Dec 08, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S., Resource Biology and Biodiversity Concentration


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CIP Code: S117-10 (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:To qualify for graduation, a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all BIOL courses that are applicable to the degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Required Courses


Electives


General Electives (4 Credits)


Total: 29 Credits


Junior Year


Required Courses


Electives


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

LIT (3 Credits)


Any ENGL course that meets the English Literature requirement.

HIST (3 Credits)


Must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

BHSC (3 Credits)


Behavioral Science Electives must be chosen from ANTH,CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI, with one course at the 200-level or above.

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

Physical Science (3 Credits)


Choose from:

Note


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

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.

ARTS (3 Credits)


Must be chosen from advisor-approved list of DANC, MUS, DSGN, THEA, or VIAR.

BHSC (3 Credits)


Behavioral Science Elective must be chosen from ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI, with one course at the 200-level or above.

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

General Electives (11 Credits)


BHSC elective must be chosen from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI.

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

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

Plus One Communication Course

Students interested in certification as a wildlife or fisheries biologist should take one of the following:

Total: 30-33 Credits


Note


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

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