B.S. Biology, Ecology and Conservation Biology Concentration

 Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the BS in Biology, Ecology and Conservation Biology.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1160 or MATH 11703
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101, BIOL 1101L, PHYS 11117
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
BIOL 1102
Biology II
and Biology II Lab
BIOL 1191Wonder about Biology1
BIOL 2206
BIOL 2207
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory 1
BIOL 2209
General Ecology
and General Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 3316Biometry Laboratory1
BIOL 3358Genetics3
BIOL 4417Organic Evolution3
BIOL 4491Seminar1
or BIOL 4492 Seminar
MATH 1160Survey of Calculus (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3-4
or MATH 1170 Calculus I
MATH 3350Statistical Methods3
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 3301
CHEM 3303
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Select two of the following: 7
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Ecology and Conservation Biology Concentration Requirements
Field Research:4
Field Ecology
Senior Thesis
Ecology Courses: (minimum of 7 credits) *7
Careers in Ecology and Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology
Plant Ecology
and Plant Ecology Lab
Population Ecology
and Population Ecology Lab
Ecological Topics
Plant Animal Interactions
Fish Ecology
and Fish Ecology Laboratory
Freshwater Ecology
and Freshwater Ecology Lab
Ecosystem Ecology and Global Changes
Diversity or Evolutionary Courses: (minimum of 7 credits) *7
Fall Flora
Spring Flora
General Parasitology
and Herpetology Lab
and Ichthyology Lab
General Entomology
and General Entomology Lab
Microbial Diversity
and Microbial Diversity Lab
Vertebrate Paleontology
and Mammalogy Lab
Animal Behavior
Additional Biology, Research and Quantitative Courses (a minimum of 6 credits)6
Any upper division BIOL course
Independent Problems
Mentored Research Alliance
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
and Principles of GIS Laboratory
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GPS/GNSS Applications in Research
Remote Sensing
Field Methods in Environmental Sciences
Mathematical Modeling
Applied Regression Analysis
Experimental Design
Total Credits79

BIOL 2233, BIOL 2233L, General Microbiology and Lab, may substitute for BIOL 2206, BIOL 2207 in the ECB and IOB concentrations.


at least one lab course

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)69
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives14
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)