Conservation Biology Specialization

The Conservation Biology specialization provides preparation for careers in fields related to wildlife biology or conservation biology or graduate study in such fields as ecology, marine biology and related fields. The specialization is designed for students majoring in Environmental Studies but is available to all students. It is especially recommended for students who wish to go on to graduate school in conservation, biology, field biology, or natural resources management.

Requirements

26-28 credits

Biology (18 credits)

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology Lab

1 credit

BIO-203Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

3 credits

BIO-203LEcology Evolution and Diversity Lab

1 credit

BIO-306Conservation Biology

3 credits

BIO-316Genetics

3 credits

Systematics (4 credits)

Complete one lecture/lab combination.

BIO-319Ichthyology

3 credits

BIO-319LIchthyology Lab

1 credit

BIO-322.1Field Botany

3 credits

BIO-322LField Botany Lab

1 credit

BIO-331Evolution

3 credits

BIO-331LEvolution Lab

1 credit

BIO-340Zoology

3 credits

BIO-340LZoology Laboratory

1 credit

BIO-350Plant Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity

3 credits

BIO-350LPlant Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity Lab

1 credit

Ecology (4–6 credits)

Complete one lecture/lab (or prep) combination.

BIO-317Stream Ecology

3 credits

BIO-317LStream Ecology Lab

1 credit

BIO-326Coastal Marine Ecology

4 credits

BIO-326LCoastal Marine Ecology Lab

1 credit

BIO-345Ecology

3 credits

BIO-345LEcology Lab

1 credit

BIO-346Field Biology

4 credits

BIO-346.1Field Biology Preparation

2 credits