2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Ecology, BS

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This concentration prepares students with knowledge in the field investigative techniques, environmental testing, wildlife management, and biodiversity tools essential to maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Degree Requirements

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Speech Communication (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Select from the Humanities Core list

Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Select from the Social Sciences Core list

First-Year Experience (FYE) (1 Credit)

Other Required Courses (41 Credits)

Concentration Elective (12 Credits)

 Select (4) concentration electives. Choose 9 credits from Group A and 3 credits from Group B:

EXL Elective (1 Credit)

(no minimum credit required)

Two Experiential Learning (E X L) units are required for graduation. Experiential Learning courses ranges from 0 to 3 credits. BIOL 21000 , BIOL 34200 , BIOL 48800 , BIOL 48900 , SCI 49100 , ENGL 10500 , ENGL 41401, and IDIS 10001  can be used to fulfill this requirement. Any other E X L courses are acceptable.

Humanities/Social Sciences Electives (9 Credits)

Gen Ed requires a 3.0 credit Humanities and a 3.0 credit Social Science course. It is important that these be chosen from the approved Gen Ed course list. This degree also requires 9.0 credits of additional electives from these two subject areas that are not required to be chosen from the Gen Ed list. Some professional schools have specific Humanities and Social Sciences course requirements for admission. Please select (3) recommended courses accordingly to fulfill this requirement or choose any courses of interest. Humanities Elective: Department of Biological Sciences accepts Humanity Elective courses with the following course subject codes: AD, COM, ENGL, ETHN, FLL, HIST, LAS, MUS, PHIL, WOST, and THTR. (Six credit hours of foreign languages may also be used to fulfill the requirement.) Social Sciences Elective: CDFS 21000 and PSY 35000  are recommended. The Department accepts Social Sciences Elective courses with the following subject code: ANTH, BHS, CDFS, COM, ECON, MGMT, POL, PSY, SOC, & WOST.

Free Electives (15 Credits)

Any (5) courses from the PNW curriculum are acceptable, students must complete at least two elective courses at the 30000 level or higher.

Total 120 Credits Required

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