Biology: Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology major imageBachelor of Science

The B.S. Biology-  Environmental Biology is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as naturalists, field biologists, environmental educators and other allied fields.  The curriculum includes a set of core courses giving the student the essentials of current biological knowledge as well as electives that increase the opportunities for practical experience with field work and student-driven research.

Goals:
•   Provide students with a solid foundation in biological, ecological and evolutionary principles that apply to the field of environmental biology
•    Provide students with knowledge of the real-world applications of environmental biology in addressing critical environmental issues
•    Provide students with specialized practical experience through service-learning, independent research and internship opportunities.
•     Prepare students for a variety of career and advanced study choices

Special Features:
Extensive field and research component in local natural areas.

Careers:
Field biologist
Environmental/Biological educators
Natural resource conservation
Wildlife management
Environmental consulting
Natural history and interpretation
 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
      HU 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
   Senior Capstone: SM/HU 499 Senior Capstone (3)
Total General Education Credits - 39

PROGRAM COURSES

Art & Sciences Courses
   Course (Credits)
   CM 231/EN 213/214/312 Introduction to Journalism or Creative Writing- Fiction or Creative Writing-
   Poetry or Advanced Expository Writing (3)
   HU 301 Environmental Ethics (3)
   SM 117 Diversity of Life (4)
   SM 118 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
   SM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
   SM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
   SM 140 Environmental Science (4)
   SM 2__ 200 level Biology elective (3-4)
   SM 211 Investigating Biology (3)
   SM 261 Statistics (3)     
   SM 3__/4__ 300/400 level Biology elective (3-4)
   SM 243/343 Biotopics (3)
   SM 311 Global Environmental Issues (3)
   SM 315 Applied Genetics and Evolution (4)
   SM 342 Principles of Ecology (3)
   Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 51

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 51


ELECTIVES
Open Electives
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (13)
   300/400 level (17)
Total Open Elective Credits - 30

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 30

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 120





Contact Information:

Barbara Hager
Professor, Biology
Program Director, Biology/Environmental Biology
215 Eckel Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7146
Email: bhager

Venera Jouraeva
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Eckel Hall 308
Phone: (315) 655-7986
E-mail: vjouraeva

Thad Yorks
Associate Professor, Biology/Environmental Biology
212 Eckel Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7148
E-mail: teyorks

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