B.S. in Biology - Ecology and Conservation Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Core Requirements
BIO 110General Biology 13
BIO 220Cell Physiology 13
BIO 230Genetics 13
Select one of the following: 13
Internship in Biological Sciences
Biology Seminar
Special Problems in Biology
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
PHY 130General Physics I4
PHY 140General Physics II4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
Select one semester of calculus3-4
Other Major Requirements
BIO 215General Botany 13
BIO 217General Zoology 13
BIO 270Ecology 13
BIO 310Biostatistical Applications3
Biology Electives
Under advisement, select 15 semester hours from the following:15
Field Botany
Vertebrate Ecology
Marine Biology
Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
Entomology
Invertebrate Zoology
Organic Evolution
Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Plant Physiology
Population Biology
Wetlands
Conservation Biology
Microbial Ecology
Plant Communities
Freshwater Ecology
Plant Evolution
Systematic Botany
Ecologically Relevant Courses
Select 6-7 semester hours under advisement from the Department of Biology approved list6-7
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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Courses must be passed with a grade of C- (70%) or better.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
4
Select one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Statistics I  
Brief Calculus  
Calculus for the Life Sciences  
Calculus I  
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits16-17
Semester Two
WRT 2XX  
BIO 215
BIO 217
General Botany
and General Zoology
6
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)
4
Select one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Statistics I  
Brief Calculus  
Calculus for the Life Sciences  
Calculus I  
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits16-17
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
3
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab
6
Mathematics (if still needed) 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
BIO 220
Cell Physiology
or Genetics
3
BIO 270 Ecology 3
CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 220 Cell Physiology 3
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
Diversity (J) Course 3
BIO Ecology Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
BIO 310 Biostatistical Applications 3
BIO Ecology Elective 3
PHY 140 General Physics II 4
Interdisciplinary (I) Course 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
BIO Ecology Elective 3
BIO Ecology Elective 3
Ecology Relevant Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
BIO Ecology Elective 3
BIO Ecology Elective 3
Ecology Relevant Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Biology Seminar  
Internship in Biological Sciences  
Special Problems in Biology  
 Credits15
 Total Credits124-126