University Catalog

Biology

Chairperson: Maureen Tubbiola 
Address: 262 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.2039
Email: biology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/biology

BS in Ecology and Field Biology - Ecology & Natural Resources Concentration (76-79 credits)


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • This program is designed to provide students with the majority of the necessary coursework to make them eligible for future certification as professional ecologists by the Ecological Society of America.
  • Full certification by ESA requires professional experience beyond a bachelor's degree.
  • It is essential to see a concentration advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in biology courses.
  • See program website for further information.
  • Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all biology courses to be included in our B.S. major programs.

Program Requirements

Core in Biology (29 credits): BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 222, BIOL 262, BIOL 306, BIOL 308, BIOL 312, BIOL 456. Chemistry (12 credits): CHEM 210, CHEM 240 and either CHEM 211 or CHEM 241.  300-level chemistry courses may fulfill requirement if approved by advisor. Quantitative and Technical: STAT 239. One course from the following: MATH 112, MATH 115, MATH 211, MATH 212, MATH 221, MATH 222. MATH 211 (higher level MATH course is taken if MATH 211 is used to satisfy requirement) or GEOG 316 (GEOG 216) usually required as a prerequisite) or other appropriate skills course as approved by advisor. Concentration requirements (25-26 credits): BIOL 313, BIOL 441, either BIOL 438 or BIOL 442; Natural Resources or Policy, choose 1 course from the following: ETS 367, ETS 465, GEOG 303, BIOL 436.

Electives

12 credits: Consult with advisor for appropriate courses from 300 and 400 level BIOL courses and ANTH, CHEM, CNA, AHS, ETS, GEOG, MATH, PHYS, STAT. Elective courses outside of BIOL below the 300 level may be counted, but additional 300 and 400 level credits may be necessary to satisfy the University requirement of 45 credits at the 300 level and higher.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses with a 'C' or better: : BIOL 440, BIOL 441, BIOL 448, BIOL 456, or BIOL 457.


BS in Ecology and Field Biology - Wildlife Biology Concentration (72-77 credits)


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • This program is designed to provide students with the majority of the necessary coursework to make them eligible for future certification as professional wildlife biologists by The Wildlife Society.
  • It is normally not possible to complete all The Wildlife Society certification courses in a 120-credit B.S. degree at SCSU. Full certification by TWS requires professional experience beyond a bachelor's degree.
  • It is essential to see a concentration advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in biology courses.
  • See program website for further information.
  • Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all biology courses to be included in our B.S. major programs.

Program Requirements

Core in Biology (29 credits): BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 222, BIOL 262, BIOL 306, BIOL 308, BIOL 312, BIOL 456. Chemistry (12 credits): CHEM 210, CHEM 240 and either CHEM 211 or CHEM 241.  300-level chemistry courses may fulfill requirement if approved by advisor. Quantitative and Technical: STAT 239. One course from the following: MATH 112, MATH 115, MATH 211, MATH 212, MATH 221, MATH 222. MATH 211 (higher level MATH course is taken if MATH 211 is used to satisfy requirement) or GEOG 316 (GEOG 216) usually required as a prerequisite) or other appropriate skills course as approved by advisor. Concentration Requirements: BIOL 314, BIOL 324, BIOL 440, BIOL 442;

Electives

One additional course in zoology or animal behavior. Chose from BIOL 316, BIOL 318, BIOL 322, BIOL 323, BIOL 434, BIOL 441, BIOL 446, BIOL 460. One additional course in plant biology. Choose from BIOL 418, BIOL 420, BIOL 422, BIOL 430.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses with a 'C' or better: BIOL 440, BIOL 441, BIOL 448, BIOL 456, or BIOL 457.


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