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    May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ecology for Environmental Science, BS

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The ecology for environmental science degree program will expose you to a wide range of courses and facilities that focus your understanding from an ecological perspective.

Degree requirements

The Bachelor of Science with a major in ecology for environmental science requires the following:

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 36 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the General university requirements  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Science degree requirements  

Major requirements

Foundation course requirements

The Foundation course requirements listed below must be completed before enrollment in 3000 and 4000 level courses required for the major. Successful completion is based on achieving a C or better in each course and an overall 2. 5 grade point average in these courses.

Biology requirements

Students must complete with a C or higher the other 2000-level biology course option from the foundation, and required upper-level biology courses list below (courses with labs, if indicated), as well as 12 hours from the list of upper-level biology electives (including at least two courses with labs).

Upper-level biology electives (12 hours, including 2 courses with labs):


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum  requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Science.

Other requirements

Only two attempts will be allowed for each biology course in the degree. Grade of C or better and minimum 2.5 grade point average in Foundation Courses, C or better in all upper-division courses counting towards major requirements, and an overall 2.0 grade point average are required for graduation. All students seeking to enter the Department of Biological Sciences, with the exception of beginning freshmen, must meet the minimum grade point averages given above. Students in the department whose Foundation Course or overall grade point average drops below the minimum for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

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