1771 - Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution


Program Title
Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
Degree Designation
Program Level
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
This program provides a framework of courses and field experiences in the areas of evolution, ecology, conservation and management.
College of Science and Engineering


Credits: 71-84

Program Requirements

Core in Biology (33 credits): BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 222, BIOL 262, BIOL 306, BIOL 308, BIOL 312, BIOL 362, BIOL 456. Chemistry (8 credits): CHEM 210, CHEM 240. Quantitative and Technical courses (10-15 credits): MATH 112, STAT 239 and BIOL 339 (to be taken concurrently), plus two of the following: GEOG 216, GEOG 316, STAT 321, STAT 325, STAT 421, MATH 221, MATH 222, BIOL 466, CSCI 172.


Select a total of seven courses from the following two elective areas, including at least two courses from each area (20-28 credits). Evolution and Biodiversity elective area: BIOL 414, BIOL 415, BIOL 416, BIOL 417, BIOL 419, BIOL 420, BIOL 422, BIOL 424, BIOL 430, BIOL 434, BIOL 457, BIOL 460, BIOL 465, BIOL 475, GEOG 473. Ecology, Conservation and Management elective area: BIOL 413, BIOL 418, BIOL 426, BIOL 436, BIOL 441, BIOL 442, BIOL 448, BIOL 461, BIOL 491, ETS 367, ETS 368, ETS 465, GEOG 303, GEOG 379. Students can replace one of the seven elective courses with a total of 3 credits from BIOL 444, BIOL 451, and BIOL 455.

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met

Biological Sciences Assessment Plan

Admissions Requirements

  • Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing requirement by successfully completing BIOL 456 or BIOL 457 with a 'C' or better.


It is essential to see a biology advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in biology courses.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Ability to understand the relationship between science and society
Ability to apply the process of science
Ability to tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science
Ability to communicate and collaborate with other disciplines
Ability to use quantitative reasoning; Evolution core concept

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