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B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Conservation, and Environmental Biology Track

The Ecology, Conservation, and Environmental Biology (ECEB) track includes all core Biology courses and a selection of related courses that focus on ecological and environmental sciences.

In order to achieve an environmental focus, the student must complete broad training in the sciences and mathematics. The track is designed to provide flexibility to allow pursuit of specialized interests within ECEB, including minors in other environmental disciplines (e.g., environmental geology, geography, regional planning, law, etc.). Course requirements for professional certification by the Ecological Society of America (Certified Associate Ecologist) and/or the Wildlife Society (Certified Wildlife Biologist) can be met within this track. This track prepares students for pursuing advanced degrees or employment in areas related to ecology and environmental sciences at universities, government, and private companies.

Dr. Joe Townsend
ECEB Coordinator
18 Weyandt Hall
(724) 357-2587
josiah.townsend@iup.edu

For a downloadable PDF version of the checklist of requirements, visit our Forms webpage.

B.S. in Biology: ECEB Track Sign-Off Sheet

(Revised May 2012)

A. Biology Courses (36-37 cr)       PLANNED    TAKEN     GRADE

BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 210 Botany (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 220 General Zoology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 250 Principles of Microbiology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 263 Genetics (3 cr) (W course) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 271 Evolution (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 272 Conservation of Plant and Animal Resources (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 362 Ecology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 480 Biology Seminar (ECEB Capstone 1 (1 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 480 Biology Seminar (ECEB Capstone 2) (1 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 490 Field Studies in Biology (Field & Research Methods) (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
Must take one of the following:
BIOL 493 Biology Internship (3 cr) or ________ ________ ________
BIOL 499 Biology Research (3 cr) or
BIOL 490 Honors Thesis/Independent Study (2 cr)

B. Required Chemistry Courses* (8 cr)

CHEM 111 General Chemisry I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Natural Science Requirement; Option 1

C. Required Mathematics Courses* (7 cr)

MATH 216 or 217 Probability and Statistics (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
MATH 121 Calculus I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Mathematics and LS Elective Requirements

D. Required Physics Courses (4 cr)

PHYS 111 Physics I (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
PHYS 121 Physics I (Lab) (1 cr) ________ ________ ________

E. Required Geoscience Courses (4 cr)

GEOS 201 Foundations of Geology (4 cr) ________ ________ ________

F. Controlled Electives (18 cr)*

Selected from the following:
BIOL: 251, 252, 261, 262, 281, 310, 425, 450, 455, 456, 463, 471, 473,
475, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 490 ________ ________ ________
CHEM: 231, 232, 323, 351 ________ ________ ________
COSC: 105, 110; ECON: 361; ENVH: 221, 456 ________ ________ ________
GEOG 343, 345, 419; GEOG/RGPL 213, 314, 316, 415, 417, 440, 464; ________ ________ ________
GEOS: 310; MATH: 122 ________ ________ ________
PHYS: 112 and 122, 151; RGPL: 350, 458 ________ ________ ________

G. Foreign Language Requirement* (College of Nat. Sci. and Math) (0-6 cr)

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____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
*Two courses beyond placement or intermediate level. In lieu of a foreign language, students in programs or tracks other than the Pre-Medical Track and the Pre-Veterinary Track may elect to take a sequence of courses in either Computer Science, exclusive of COSC 101 (COSC 110 and 210 recommended), or Regional Planning (from the following: RGPL 213, 314, 316, 415).

H. Additional University Liberal Studies Requirements

H1. English Composition (6 cr) Planned Taken Grade

ENGL 101 English Composition I (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
ENGL 202 English Composition II (3 cr) ________ ________ ________

H2. Humanities (9 cr)

HIST ___ History (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ Phil/Rel. St. (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ Literature (3 cr) ________ ________ ________

H3. Fine Arts (3 cr)

____ ___ Fine Arts (3 cr) ________ _________ ________

H4. Dimensions of Wellness or ROTC (3 or 4 cr)

____ ___ ____________________ Dimensions of Wellness or ________ ________ ________
MLSC 101 World Milit. Hist. & Lab (2 cr) and ________ ________ ________
MLSC 102 Amer. Milit. Hist. & Lab (2 cr) or ________ ________ ________
Military Service (4 cr)
Veterans are given four semester hours toward these requirements.
Verification of service must be established by form DD 214.

H5. Social Sciences* (9 cr)

ECON 101 Basic Economics (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
*One of these courses may fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness Liberal Studies requirement.

H6. Liberal Studies Elective* (3 cr)

*Fulfilled by MATH 216 or MATH 217 Probability and Statistics.

H7. Additional Requirements (9 cr)

____ ___ Global and Multicultural Awareness Course (may be ________ ________ ________
one of Soc Sci. courses above)
BIOL 263 Two writing intensive courses (one ________ ________ ________
____ ___ must be in your major) ________ ________ ________

I. Free Electives (6-13 cr)

(Student must have a total of 120 semester hours from all sources to graduate with a B.S. in Biology.)
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