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  • B.A. Degree in Biology w/Emphasis in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.A. Degree in Biology - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Emphasis (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    BIOL 111 Cell Biology (4)
    BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
    BIOL 341 Genetics (4)

    Requirements

    BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)
    BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)
    BIOL 348 Evolutionary Biology (3)
    BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4) or
    BIOL 385 Molecular Biology (3)
    BIOL 478 Research Design (3)
    BIOL 497 Research in Biology (3)


    Restricted Electives

    Students must complete a minimum of one course from the Suborganismal area (Select from BIOL 347, 349, 360); one course from the Organismal area (Select from BIOL 305, 321, 322, 350); one course from the Populations and Ecosystems area (Select from BIOL 326, 372, 402, 455); and two additional courses to reach a minimum of 15 credits.

    BIOL 305 General Botany (4)
    BIOL 321 Invertebrate Zoology (3)
    BIOL 322 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
    BIOL 326 Minnesota Plant Identification (4)
    BIOL 347 Plant Physiology (4)
    BIOL 349 Human Physiology (4)
    BIOL 350 Microbiology (4)
    BIOL 360 Cellular and Molecular Physiology (4)
    BIOL 372 Aquatic Biology (4)
    BIOL 385L Molecular Biology Lab (1)
    BIOL 402 Principles of Animal Behavior (3)
    BIOL 455 Wildlife Ecology (4)


    Related Requirements

    ( Credits)

    Students must complete one MATH course from the list. Students must complete eight credits of General Chemistry I & II. Students must complete eight credits of PHYS chosen from College Physics I & II OR General Physics I & II.

    CHEM 150 General Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 150L General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
    CHEM 210 General Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    MATH 127 College Algebra (3) or
    MATH 142 Pre-Calculus (4) or
    MATH 143 Trigonometry (3) or
    MATH 261 Calculus I (4)
    PHYS 160 College Physics I with Lab (4) and
    PHYS 161 College Physics II with Lab (4) or
    PHYS 200 General Physics I with Lab (4) and
    PHYS 201 General Physics II with Lab (4)


    Electives

    Select a minimum of six credits from the following list of courses:

    BIOL 335 Tropical Field Biology (3)
    BIOL 346 An Ecological Perspective (3)
    BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4)
    BIOL 469 Internship (1-12)
    BIOL 470 Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching (1)
    BIOL 497 Undergraduate Research in Biology (1-3)
    CHEM 350 Organic Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
    CHEM 360 Organic Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
    CHEM 400 Biochemistry I (3)
    CHEM 405 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1)
    CHEM 410 Biochemistry II (3)
    CHEM 415 Biochemistry Laboratory II (1)
    GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
    GEOS 405 Geographic Information Systems (3)
    GEOS 416 Paleontology (3)
    GEOS 417 Taphonomy and Paleoecology (3)
    HSAD 326 Epidemiology (3)
    MATH 262 Calculus II (4)