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Conservation Biology Program of Study

Pre-forestry students may transfer to a professional forestry program depending on their specific interests after one or two years.

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

General Studies CAT 2

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

BIO 200 Zoology or BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

PGH 200 Introduction to Personal, Public, and Global Health (General Studies CAT 9)

3

Electives

6

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

*BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics OR BIO 325 Ecology

4

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

SOC 110 Introduction to Anthropology (General Studies CAT 8)

3

Electives

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 200 Zoology or BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

#CHE 208 Intro Organic Chemistry

4

General Studies CAT 5

3

Electives

3

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics OR BIO 325 Ecology

4

**BIO upper level electives

4

PHY 201/321 General Physics I w/Lab

4

General Studies CAT 4

3

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 370 Intro to Research

2

**BIO upper level elective

7

General Studies CAT 6

3

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

BIO 301 Biology Seminar

1

BIO 397 Internship or BIO 465 Continuing Research

1

**BIO upper level electives

8

Upper level electives

6

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 425 Evolution

3

BIO 469 Senior Seminar OR BIO 470 Research Project

1

**BIO upper level electives

3

Upper level electives

9

#CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I and CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II may be taken instead of CHE 208.

**Any BIO courses number 300 and above will serve as upper level electives. Suggested electives include:

ELECTIVES

CREDIT HOURS

BIO 300 Invertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 345 Conservation Biology

3

BIO 400 Advanced Zoology

3

BIO 405 Advanced Plant Biology

3

BIO 410 Vertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 415 Wildlife Management

4

BIO 430 Parasitology

3

BIO 451 Advanced Ecology

3