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Program of Study Coastal Environmental Sciences


Biology: Coastal Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Biology

Major: Biology Concentration: Coastal Environmental Science 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

CHEMISTRY 1 REQUIREMENT

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

CHEMISTRY 2 REQUIREMENT

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

ORGANIC 1 REQUIREMENT

  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: PHY 2053/L, 2048/L, CHM x210C

ORGANIC 2 REQUIREMENT

  • 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

STA3163 (GM)Statistical Methods I (4 Credits)

PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 Credits)

Major Requirements (24 credits)

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 Students will be administratively withdrawn from courses if earned grades in prerequisite courses are less than a C.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

PCB3063 Genetics (3 Credits)

Prereq: BSC 2012C and CHM 2210/2210L

PCB3063L Genetics Lab (1 Credit)

Co-req: PCB 3063

OCE3008 Oceanography (3 Credits)

PCB4301C Limnology (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PCB 3043C and CHM 2046/2046L

BSC3052 Conservation Biology (3 Credits)

Prereq: BSC 2012C

SELECT 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • PCB 4713C Physiology (4 credits) Prereq: PCB3023C
  • BOT 4503C Plant Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits) Prereq: BSC2012C

BSC3842 Writing Skills in Biology (1 Credit)

Co-Req: BSC 2012C General Biology III

BSC4947 Senior Seminar Practicum (1 Credit)

  • Prereq: BSC 3842

Major Electives (21 credits)

Major electives require a grade of C or above.
Always check the catalog course descriptions section to confirm approved biology electives.

SELECT 12 HRS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • BSC 3263 Marine Biology
  • BOT 4404C Marine Botany
  • BSC 4054 Environmental Toxicology
  • BSC 4905 Directed Independent Study
  • MCB 3020C Microbial Biology
  • ZOO 4485 Biology of Marine Mammals
  • ZOO 4485L Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory
  • BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology
  • BSC 4921 Biology Lecture Series
  • FAS 4354 Coastal Fisheries Management
  • OCB 3108L Field Studies in Marine Science
  • ZOO 4407 Biology of Sharks and Rays (3 credits)
  • ZOO 4559 Shark Ecology (3 credits)
  • ZOO 4551 Dolphin Behavioral Ecology (4 credits)

SELECT 9 HRS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • GIS 3043 Intro to Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ECP 3451 Law, Economics and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • POS 4167 Urban Policy and Planning (3 credits)
  • SPC 4064 Public Speaking for Professionals (3 credits)
  • PHI 3640 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • GEO 3370 Conservation of Natural Resources (3 credits)
  • STA 3164 Statistical Methods II (3 credits)
  • GIS 4048 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • PHI 2630 Contemportary Ethical Issues (3 credits)
  • SYD 4510 Environment and Society (3 Credits)