Biology Field Option

Bachelor of Science Degree. Field Biology Major/Conservation Minor. Academic Advising Plan.

 Visit the Biology Major / Conservation Minor page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

BIOL 110 Freshman Colloquium - 1
BIOL 150 General Biology - 3 
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
MATH 147 College Algebra & Trigonometry1 - 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I - 5
Total semester credits - 15

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II - 5
ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies2 - 3 
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts3 - 3
General Education SB4 - 3 
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1 
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

BIOL 230 Zoology - 3
BIOL 296 Field Research Experience - 2 
ESM 109 Introduction to Forestry - 2 
PHYS 151 and 156 General Physics and Lab - 5 
General Education CW (ENGL 200) - 3 
Physical Education Activity HW - .5
Total semester credits - 15.5

BIOL 210 General Botany - 3 
ESM 151, Intro to Land Use Theory & Practice - 3 
General Education HF - 3
Biology elective - 3 
General Education SB - 3 
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

BIOL 360 Ecology - 3 
SOIL 210 Introduction to Soil Science - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Education CS - 3 
American Cultural Diversity - 3 
Total semester credits - 15

ESM 360 Applied Hydrology and Water Quality - 4 
Biology Elective - 4 
Biology Elective - 3
Liberal Arts5 - 3 
Physical Education Activity HW - .5
Total semester credits - 14.5.

Senior
Year

ESM 343 Woodlot Management - 3
Biology elective - 4 
Biology elective - 3
General Education MD - 3
General Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 16

BIOL 410 Senior Colloquium - 1 
BIOL 481 Seminar - 1 
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4 
Liberal Arts Course - 3
Global Perspective Course - 3 
General Elective - 3 
Total semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 39-51 cr.
Core - 21 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 21-22 cr.
Directed Electives - 13 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.

  1. Your math placement score will determine which math course you start with. MATH 147 is the minimum requirement for the biology major, but some graduate or professional programs may require at least one semester of calculus. If you are planning to take calculus (MATH 166), then MATH 149 (Pre-calculus) should be taken instead of MATH 147.
  2. Also counts as an EC General Education course
  3. Other courses that satisfy the statistics requirement for the biology major include MATH 226, MATH 326, and ANSC 314. MATH 216 double-counts as a Liberal Arts course.
  4. Visit the Web for the most recent list of General Education courses.
  5. Three Liberal Arts courses are required. Other requirements, such as MATH 216, and some Global Perspectives and American Cultural Diversity courses, double count as Liberal Arts Courses