Environmental Emphases in Biology: 44-44 credits
(See University catalog for emphases in Chemistry/Geology.)
a) Required General Biological Knowledge: 26 credits
Any two of the following courses: 10 credits
BIOL 301 Microbiology (5)
BIOL 302 Botany (5)
BIOL 303 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
BIOL 304 Vertebrate Zoology (5)
All of the following: 16 credits
BIOL 310 Genetics (5)
BIOL 423 Systematics and Evolution (5)
BIOL 441 Ecology Lab (2)
BIOL 444 Field Ecology (4)
b) Organism- and/or Habitat-Specific Knowledge:
Any three of the following courses: 15 credits
BIOL 311 Field Botany (5)
BIOL 324 Entomology (5)
BIOL 405 Limnology (5)
BIOL 409 Mycology (5)
BIOL 450 Mammalogy (5)
BIOL 454 Ornithology (5)
BIOL 462 Ichthyology (5)
BIOL 481 Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology (5)
c) Applied Biology and Management:
Any one of the following: (3-4 credits)
BIOL 442 Conservation Biology (4)
BIOL 443 Wildlife Management (4)
BIOL 463 Fisheries Biology and Management (4)
Notes: The above option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15 credits per quarter.
1Offered by the University of California "Extension On-Line" system.
2Students in the Environmental Science Program will be required to take the Environmental Science capstone. Exceptions will only be made for students pursuing a double major but prior written approval of the Program Director will be required. This exception will insure that students are not required to take two capstone courses.
Information for obtaining a double major:
The Environmental Science program has been purposely designed to facilitate a double major in Environmental Science and a degree from the department from which you obtain your concentration area. All students are strongly encouraged to investigate this opportunity as it will open additional employment and graduate school avenues. See an advisor from the appropriate department early and often if you are pursuing a double major! Scheduling is critical and can greatly speed your progress through the double major track.
If you take the double major, you do not need to take two capstones; however the only exceptions will be for students obtaining double majors in biology, chemistry, and geology who may use departmental capstones. Any substitutions require PRIOR written approval from the Program Director.
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