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.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
BIO 110General Biology3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics I 
Brief Calculus 
Calculus for the Life Sciences 
Calculus I 
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits16-17
Semester Two
WRT 2XX 
BIO 215
BIO 217
General Botany6
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II4
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics I 
Brief Calculus 
Calculus for the Life Sciences 
Calculus I 
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits16-17
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 215 or 217General Botany3
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I6
Mathematics (if still needed)3
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits15
Semester Four
BIO 220 or 230Cell Physiology3
BIO 270Ecology3
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 220Cell Physiology3
PHY 130General Physics I4
Diversity (J) Course3
BIO Ecology Elective3
Directed Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Six
BIO 310Biostatistical Applications3
BIO Ecology Elective3
PHY 140General Physics II4
Interdisciplinary (I) Course3
Directed Elective3
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
BIO Ecology Elective3
BIO Ecology Elective3
Ecology Relevant Elective3
Directed Elective3
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
BIO Ecology Elective3
BIO Ecology Elective3
Ecology Relevant Elective3
Directed Elective3
Select one of the following:3
Biology Seminar 
Internship in Biological Sciences 
Special Problems in Biology 
 Credits15