Biology programs

Biology Ecological Science Major

AuSable or biology electives: 4 credits
BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
Choose one course:
AUS 361 - Field Natural History
BIO 205 - Ecology
Choose one course:
BIO 202WI - Genetics
BIO 327 - Biochemistry: Molecular Genetics
Choose one course:
AUS 311 - Field Botany
AUS 315 - Woody Plants
BIO 309 - Plant Taxonomy
Choose one course:
BIO 280 - Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 312 - Invertebrate Zoology
Choose eight credits:
BIO 329 - Stewardship Ecology
BIO 330 - Topics in Ecology
Cognate requirements:
MAT 116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
Choose one sequence:
CHE 101 - College Chemistry
CHE 102 - College Chemistry
CHE 111 - General Chemistry
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
Total credits required: 47


All Biology Ecological Science majors are required to take at least 12 credits of 300-level (or above) biology courses, 8 credits of which must have a laboratory.

Field experience:

All Biology Ecological Science majors are required to complete at least one field experience. This requirement can be met in one of two ways:

Option 1: Completion of BIO329 or a pre-approved AuSable or other experiential ecology course.

Option 2: Complete an approved summer field research or professional employment experience. Submission of a form requesting approval of a summer experience must be submitted to the department chair at least 60 days prior to the initiation of the experience. Experiences will not be approved retroactively.