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Environmental Science Track Requirements

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The Environmental Science Track requires 52 credits of courses in biology  and chemistry. In addition to meeting the course requirements, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Environmental Science Track requires 120 credits.


Students must earn a C or better in BIO 0150, BIO 0151, BIO 0155, BIO 0156, CHE 0142, CHE 0143, CHE 0145, and CHE 0146 before taking upper-level (200 level or above) courses in biology.


General Education Requirements

Nine credits from the Biology major can be applied towards General Education requirements.


Required Courses (37 Credits)

  • BIO 0150 - General Biology I (Cell) 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0151 - General Biology I (Cell) Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0155 - General Biology II (Organismal)
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0156 - General Biology II (Organismal) Laboratory 
    • Credit
  • BIO 0200 - Microbiology 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0201 - Microbiology Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0220 - Genetics 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0222 - Genetics Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0230 - Ecology 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0231 - Ecology Laboratory 
    • Credit
  • BIO 0240 - Evolution
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0241 - Evolution Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0245 - Anatomy and Physiology I
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0247 - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0430 - Marine Biology
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0421 - Senior Seminar
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0450 - Undergraduate Research
    • 3 Credits

             OR

  • BIO 0460 - Internship
    • 3 Credits 

Required Supporting Courses (8 Credits)

  • CHE 0142 - General Chemistry I
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0142 General Chemistry I  Laboratory 
    • 1 Credit
  • CHE 0145 General Chemistry II  
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0146 General Chemistry II  Laboratory 
    • 1 Credit
  • CHE 0230 - Organic Chemistry I
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0231 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
    • 1 Credit

 Electives

The remaining hours are electives and can consist of science courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines. The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of science courses (BIO 0245 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 0247 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory are strongly recommended), but should not be limited to those particular disciplines. 


Minor Requirements - Environmental Science Track (19-20 Credits)

  • BIO 0150 - General Biology I (Cell)
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0151 - General Biology I (Cell) Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0156 - General Biology (Organismal) II
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0156 - General Biology (Organismal) II Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0230 - Ecology
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0231 - Ecology Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0240 - Evolution
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0241 - Evolution Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0430 - Marine Biology
    • 2 Credits