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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ecology Minor

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Students in other fields of study receive a minor in Ecology when they demonstrate they have taken a rigorous and comprehensive set of courses within the discipline. Courses in the minor include both basic and applied aspects of ecology.

Program Requirements

Minimum number of credits required for the minor: 16. A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses in the minor. This is a cooperative minor between the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Department of Biological Sciences, and it is administered by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Each of the following courses must be completed (8-9 credits). Additional prerequisite courses may be required.

  1. Either BIO 107 - Biological Principles II: Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ecology 
    ESP 101 - Environmental Science and Sustainability , ESP 102 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science Laboratory  
  2. Either BIO 203 - Ecology 
    ESP 125 - Introduction to Environmental Ecology , ESP 126 - Introduction to Environmental Ecology Laboratory  


Complete 7-8 credits of the following, including at least one lab course or integrated lecture/lab, for a minimum of 16 credits for the minor. For students majoring in Biology, Environmental Planning and Policy, or Environmental Science, elective courses for the Ecology minor (listed below) cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.

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