• Biology 3
  • Biology Comprehensive Conservation and Field Biology Track Program Requirements

    Degree programs within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, the appropriate core curriculum for their major as listed below and the major curriculum.

    Core Curriculum for Biology, Biology Comprehensive (both tracks), and Marine Biology Majors: 24 hours 

    BY 308 . Seminar in Biology (1) 
    BY 340 . Microbiology (4) 
    BY 380 . Genetics (4) 
    BY 400 . Senior Seminar (1) 
    BY 450 . Ecology (4) 
    BY 472 . Cell Biology (4) 
    BY 490 . Evolutionary Theory (3) 
    BY 495 . Research in Biology (3)

    Biology Comprehensive (Conservation and Field Biology): 60 hours 

    MH 121 . Calculus I (4) 
    PH 201 . College Physics I (4) 
    PH 202 . College Physics II (4)

    Electives from the following list: 24 hours

    Electives must include at Least 16 hours of field courses and at least 4 hours of Zoological sciences and 4 hours of botanical sciences. 
    BY 307 . Independent Study in Biology (1-8) 
    BY 309 . Biological Science Internship (1-4) 
    BY 314 . Trees and Shrubs of Alabama (4)* 
    BY 320 . Invertebrate Zoology (4) 
    BY 392 . History of Life on Earth (4)* 
    BY 393 . Paleontology (4) *
    BY 404 . Research Design and Data Analysis (3) 
    BY 410 . Field Botany (4) *
    BY 413 . Advanced Plant Biology (4) 
    BY 420 . Field Zoology (4)* 
    BY 428 . Vertebrate Zoology (4) 
    BY 429 . Entomology (4) *
    BY 441 . Environmental Toxicology (4) 
    BY 453 . Appalachian Ecology (4)* 
    BY 456 . Ecological Restoration (3) 
    BY 458 . Subtropical Ecology (4)* 
    BY 461 . Aquatic Biology (4) *
    BY 495 . Research in Biology (3) 
    EN 307 . Independent Study in Environmental Sciences (1-8) 
    EN 360 . Environmental Chemistry (3) 
    EN 480 . Environmental Law (3) 
    GE 370 . Environmental Geology (4) *

    Note(s): 

    * Designates a field course.