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Biology - Ecology/Environmental Biology Track BS

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The ecology/environmental biology track is designed for students interested in field biology, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental science, or any other area of life science related to the interaction of living things with their natural surroundings. This track is based on a philosophical commitment to relate modern life science to economic, environmental, and societal concerns. Students completing this degree can pursue careers in environmental science or related areas or can continue their education in graduate programs in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, zoology, botany, and other related areas.

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 24-27 Hours
  The Quantitative Reasoning and Natural Science components of the GEP are satisfied by the requirements of the bachelor of science in biology. See the General Education Program  for further information about the GEP.  
Biology Curriculum 55 Hours
  “C–” or better required in each course.  
Mathematics and Support Courses 26-27 Hours
General Electives 11-15 Hours
Minimum Hours Required 120 Hours

Biology Curriculum (55 Hours)

Physiology Elective (4 Hours)

Choose from the following list:

Botany Electives (8 Hours)

Choose from the following list:

Biology Elective (4 Hours)

Any biology course numbered 4000 or above.

General Electives (11-15 Hours)

Depending on MATH choice. See special note.

Bachelor Degrees

Special Notes

  • Students must complete—at Shawnee State— at least 12 credit hours in their majors. The 12 hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. In the case of the BS natural science, at least 8 of the 12 upper division hours must be in the first concentration.
  • General Electives:  Elective hours are not limited to any particular area of study and can be earned in science to enhance the major or to complete requirements for a minor. Courses from all departments of the University can be used to satisfy the electives requirements. Electives should include courses in the arts and humanities. Coherent groups of courses are encouraged and should be chosen with the student’s career objectives and personal interests in mind. Consultation with your faculty advisor is highly recommended so that electives can be an important component of your educational experience.

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