Environmental Biology Option

The environmental biology option is designed for students who wish to prepare for positions requiring a general background in biology, with ancillary work in computer science, cypress_creekchemistry, physics and earth science, and mathematics; a student must also choose a block of courses from either geography or industrial hygiene. This program should prepare the student for positions in natural resource utilization, environmental research, and environmental education; or for graduate work in environmental biology. No minor field is required in this major; however, a minor field may be added by taking more than the minimum hours required for the degree. Students should obtain departmental advisement early in the program.

Downloadable checksheets and 4-yr plans: 2013-2014, 2014-2016

A. General Education Component 41-47
B. Major Requirements
Principles of Biology (111) 4
Principles of Biology (112) 4
Biological Literature (200W) 1
Cell Biology (305) 4
Genetics (306) 4
Microbiology (307) 4
Senior Assessment Seminar (498) 1
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Fungi, Plants):
Plant Taxonomy (463) 3
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals):
Animal Physiology (311) 4
Natural History of the Vertebrates (341) 4
Population Biology:
Ecology 4
Aquatic Ecology (423) 4
Prescribed Supporting Courses:
General Chemistry (CH 111, 111L, 112, 112L) 8
Quantitative Analysis (CH 321, 321LW) or Instrumental Analysis (CH 322, 322LW) 5
Organic Chemistry (CH 311, 311L) 5
Environmental Regulations (CH 465) 3
Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125) or higher level computer science or computer information systems course 3
Earth Science/Physical Geology (ES 131) 4
Hydrogeology (ES 488) 3
Pre-calculus Algebra (MA 112) or Pre-Calculus Trigonometry (MA 113) or Pre-calculus Algebra & Trigonometry (MA 115) or Calculus I (MA 125) 3-4
Applied Statistics I (MA 345) 3
General Physics I and II (PH 241,241L, 242, 242L) 8
Students must choose one block of courses from either Geography or Industrial Hygiene:
Maps and Map Interpretation (GE 225)
Use and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (GE 323)
Geographic Information Systems (GE 384)
Occupational Safety and Health (IH 301) 3
Two courses selected from the following:

Industrial Hygiene Problems (IH 322)
Industrial Toxocology (IH 333)
Control of Airborne Hazards (IH 422, IH 422L)
Sampling Methods in Industrial Hygiene (IH 444, IH 444L)