Feb 24, 2024
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.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in ecology for environmental science requires the following:
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.
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).
Required upper-level biology courses
Upper-level biology electives (12 hours, including 2 courses with labs):
Other course requirements
These requirements include a replacement of a university core course, courses in philosophical and applied environmental issues/techniques, and courses in chemistry (with a C or higher), physics and math (lab required with lecture course, if indicated).
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.
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.
Four-year degree plan (example)
The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.
*See “Biology requirements” above for requirements.