Dec 03, 2023
The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship prepares majors to begin a professional career in the life sciences. Agriculture, wildlife management, forestry, the food industry, the drug and pharmacy industries, public health and environmental protection all provide career opportunities for biologists.
The Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship provides students with a broad base knowledge and skills necessary to understand the interactions between people and their environment. An integrative philosophy is woven through the course of study that involves opportunity for internship in related environmental employment. Goals for students in the program include
- To understand the interactions between living things and the physical environment.
- To appreciate the impact of human societies on the earth.
- To understand the biogeochemical cycles and how they affect global changes.
- To see the linkages between human choices and environmental effects.
- To appreciate the need for environmental ethics and to embrace a philosophy of sustainability to natural resources.
Biology Major - General Education Requirements
- INTD 101 - University Seminar
- ENGL 101 - Writing I: The Writing Process
- ENGL 104 - Writing II: Research and Argumentative Essays
- MATH 151 - Calculus I (recommended) or MATH 125 - College Algebra and Trigonometry
- HIST 131 - World History I: To 1500 or HUM 101 - Humanities: Western Culture
- One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
- One additional course in English or in a foreign language
- One additional humanities elective from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
- One course in American history or government
- One course in philosophy
- Two additional social science electives from different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
- Two courses approved by the adviser and selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Biology Major - Required Courses
(Students must earn a minimum of 42 credit hours in Biology)
Additional Required Courses
In addition students must take two courses from the Ecology Basket, plus one course from either the Anatomy & Physiology Basket or from the Molecular & Microbiology Basket. A chemistry minor is recommended but not required.
Biology Major - Baskets
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP BASKET
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY BASKET
MOLECULAR AND MICROBIOLOGY BASKET
Because upper-level biology courses may be offered only every other year, students are urged to consult their advisers in planning their curriculum.