• Program of Study Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Biology: Ecology and Evolution Biology (Bachelor of Science)

    Major: Biology Concentration: Ecology and Evolution Biology Degree: Bachelor of Science

    Prerequisites (31 credits)

    Requires grades of C or above.

    BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

    Acceptable substitutes: PCB x011C, BSC x040/L, x010/L

    BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)

    Acceptable substitutes: ZOO x010, BOT x010/L, BSC x041, BOT x013/L, BSC x011/L


    • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
    • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
      Acceptable substitutes: CHM x040 & x041 or CHMX045C


    • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
    • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
      Acceptable substitute: CHM x046C


    • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
    • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
      Acceptable substitutes: PHY 3053/L, 3048/L, CHM x210C


    • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
    • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab
      Acceptable substitutes: PHY x054/L, x049/L, CHM x211C

    MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

    Acceptable substitutes: MAC x233, x253, x281, x241

    MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

    Acceptable substitutes: STA X014, STA x023, x024, x321, MAC x234, x282

    Core Requirements (12 credits)

    **The Department of Biology has specific requirements that must be completed as preparation for major courses. The following courses must be taken in addition to the prerequisites indicated above.Requires a grade of C or above

    BSC2012C General Biology III (4 Credits)

    • Prereqs: BSC 1010C & BSC 1011C


    Any Organic I & II or Physics I & II not completed as part of the prerequisites must be taken as core courses.

    • PHY 2048 Calculus Physics I
    • PHY 2048L Calculus Physics I Lab
    • PHY 2049 Calculus Physics II
    • PHY 2049L Calculus Physics II Lab
    • PHY 2053 Algebra Physics I
    • PHY 2053L Algebra Physics I Lab
    • PHY 2054 Algebra Physics II
    • PHY 2054L Algebra Physics II Lab
    • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
    • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
    • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab

      Students may take either CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II & CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II lab or CHM 3120 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry & CHM3120L Quantitaive Analytical Chemistry Lab
    • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I Lecture
    • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • CHM 3120/3120L Quantitative Analytical Chemistry and Lab

    Major Requirements (18 credits)

    Requires grades of C or above. Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Electronic approval must be obtained each semester for courses whose prerequisites are transfers. Please check the catalog course description section for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. If one course is a prerequisite for another, the two may not be taken together. Students will be administratively withdrawn from courses if earned grades in prerequisite courses are less than a C.

    PCB3043C Principles of Ecology (4 Credits)

    Prereq: BSC 2012C

    PCB3063C Genetics (4 Credits)

    Prereqs: BSC 2012C and CHM 2210/2210L

    PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 Credits)

    Prereqs: BSC 2012C and CHM 2210/2210L

    PCB4713C Physiology (4 Credits)

    Prereqs: PCB 3023C and PHY 2054/2054L

    BSC3842 Sophomore Seminar (1 Credit)

    Co-req BSC2012C General Biology III

    BSC4947 Senior Seminar Practicum (1 Credit)

    • Prereq: BSC4840 or BSC4842 or BSC3842

    Major Electives (11 credits)

    Major electives require a grade of C or above. Students are encouraged to take BSC 4921 Biology Lecture Series as part of their major elective coursework. No more than 2 credits of BSC 4921 may be used in the Major Elective area.

    PCB4674 Evolution (3 Credits)


    • MCB 4603C Microbial Ecology
    • PCB 4301C Limnology


    • ZOO 3717C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4 credits)
    • ZOO 4208C Coastal Invertebrate Biology (4 credits)
    • ZOO 4234C Parasitology (4 credits)
    • ZOO 4454C Ichthyology (4 credits)
    • ZOO 4462C Herpetology (4 credits)
    • ZOO 4823C General Entomology (4 credits)
    • MCB 3020C Microbial Biology (4 credits)
    • BOT 4404C Marine Botany (4 credits)
    • BOT 3712C Plant Systematics & Evolution (4 credits)
    • PCB 4253C Developmental Biology (4 credits)
    • ZOO 4485 Biology of Marine Mammals (3 credits)
    • ZOO 4485L Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory (1 credits)
    • BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology (3 credits)
    • FAS 4354 Coastal Fisheries Management (3 credits)
    • BSC 4022 Biology of Aging (3 credits)
    • ZOO 4513 Animal Behavior (3 credits)
    • ZOO 4513L Animal Behavior Lab (1 credits)
    • OCB 3108L Field Studies in Marine Science (4 credits)
    • BSC 4395C Environmental Physiology (4 credits)

    Free Electives (19 credits)

    ELECTIVES 3000/4000 LEVEL

    This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).