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Biological & Environmental Sciences Department Minors


Biology

The minor in biology is intended to provide student's majoring in other disciplines sufficient course work in biology to allow them to understand biological problems in their chosen discipline.

Degree Requirements

Seventeen hours, distributed as follows:

BIOL 1107

Principles of Biology I

3

BIOL 1107L

Principles of Biology I Lab

1

 

or

 

BIOL 1108

Principles of Biology II

3

BIOL 1108L

Principles of Biology II Lab

1

 

and

 

BIOL 2100

Genetics

4

 

or

 

BIOL 2800

Ecology

4

Additional upper division (3000/4000) courses listed under Biology Major Requirements except BIOL 3000 or the Capstone courses.      (At least 7 additional hours)


Environmental Sciences
A minor in environmental science includes a class in ecology and introductory classes in environmental science.

Degree Requirements

Seventeen hours with minimum grades of C or better in the following classes:

ENSC 1000

Intro to Environmental Science

3

ENSC 1000L

Intro to Environ Science Lab

1

BIOL 2800

Ecology

4

A minimum of 9 hours of 3000/4000 level courses from the following list.

Independent study, internships, or research credits are not acceptable. Independent study, internships, or research credits are not acceptable. Courses that are included in a student's major curriculum cannot be used toward the environmental science minor. For example, biology majors must select their upper division courses from approved upper level CHEM, ENSC, GEOG, GEOL courses.

BIOL 4260

Environmental Toxicology

3

BIOL 4460

General Entomology

4

BIOL 4490

Phycology

4

BIOL 4470

Herpetology

4

BIOL 4480

Ichthyology

4

BIOL 4500

Invertebrate Zoology

4

BIOL 4530

Mammalogy

4

BIOL 4610

Vertebrate Zoology

4

BIOL 4710

Biogeography

4

BIOL 4725

Community & Ecosystem Ecology

4

BIOL 4740

Environmental Conservation

3

BIOL 4750

Environmental Microbiology

3

BIOL 4760

Plant Systematics

4

BIOL 4770

Field Ornithology

4

BIOL 4780

Freshwater Biology

4

BIOL 4860

Vertebrate Field Techniques

4

BIOL 4870

Wildlife Management

4

CHEM 3400

Environmental Chemistry

3

CHEM 3400L

Environmental Chemistry Lab

1

ECON 3680

Nat Resource & Environment Eco

3

ENSC 4600

Soil & Environmental Quality

4

ENSC 4120

Natural Hazards

3

ENSC 4130

Wetland Environments

3

ENSC 4400

Resource Use

3

ENSC 4450

Environment & Society

3

ENSC 4710

Biogeography

4

ENSC 4740

Environmental Conservation

3

ENSC 4760

Plant Taxonomy

4

ENSC 4770

Field Ornithology

4

ENSC 4780

Freshwater Biology

4

ENSC 4860

Vertebrate Field Techniques

4

ENSC 4950

Special Topics

1-4

GEOG 3100

Intro to Geographic Info

3

GEOG 4100

Advanced Geographic Information

3

GEOG 4112

Advanced Weather & Climate

3

GEOG 4120

Natural Hazards

3

GEOG 4130

Wetland Environments

3

GEOL 4100

Introductory Hydrology

4

GEOL 4200

General Geomorphology

4

GEOL 4300

Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

4

GEOL 4600

Soil & Environmental Quality

4

GEOL 4950

Special Topics

1-4

Please note that some of these courses have prerequisites that are not part of the ENSC minor.  Students earning an ENSC minor only need to take BIOL 1107/1107L or BIOL 1108/1108L as a prerequisite for BIOL 2800 (ecology). They should contact the instructor prior to registration.

Geology

Degree Requirements

Seventeen to twenty hours, distributed as follows:

GEOL 1121

Physical Geology

3

GEOL 1121L

Physical Geology Lab

1

GEOL 1122

Historical Geology

3

GEOL 1122L

Historical Geology Lab

1

 

Upper division 3000/4000 GEOL courses (minimum of 9 hours)

 


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