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  • Conservation and Field Biology 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.

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)

    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 12 hours
    A. Choose one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)
      OR
    • PL 204. Medical Ethics (3)

    B. Any one of the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, the following:
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1)
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)

    C. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 11 hours
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)
      OR
    • BY 104. Principles of Biology (4)
      AND
    • MH 114. Precalculus Trigonometry (3) or higher math

    For majors in Chemistry, Biological or Environmental Sciences:

    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3) 
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours
    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)

    Biology, Conservation and Field Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Sciences Basic Curriculum

    • BY 212. General Botany (4)
    • BY 222. General Zoology (4)
    • CH 112. General Chemistry II (4)
  • Conservation and Field Biology Program Requirements

    Core Curriculum for Conservation and Field Biology: 28 hours

    • BY 308. Seminar in Biology (1)
    • BY 340. Microbiology (4)
    • BY 380. Genetics (4)
    • BY 400. Senior Seminar (1)
    • BY 410. Field Botany (4)
    • BY 420. Field Zoology (4)
    • BY 450. Ecology (4)
    • BY 454. Conservation Biology (3)
    • BY 490. Evolutionary Theory (3)
    Conservation and Field Biology: 30 hours
    • MH 121. Calculus I (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)
    • PH 202. College Physics II (4)
    Electives: 18 hours

    Field Electives:

    Choose at least two (2) electives from the following:
    • BY 314. Trees and Shrubs of Alabama (4)
    • BY 393. Paleontology (4)
    • BY 418. The Tombigbee River (4)
    • BY 427. Biology of Fishes (4)
    • BY 429. Entomology (4)
    • BY 453. Appalachian Ecology (4)
    • BY 458. Subtropical Ecology (4)
    • BY 459. Alabama Natural Communities (4)
    • BY 461. Aquatic Biology (4)
    • GE 370. Environmental Geology (4)
    Other Electives:
    • BY 307. Independent Study in Biology (1-8)
    • BY 309. Biological Science Internship (1-4)
    • BY 375. Molecular and Microbial Biology (3)
    • BY 404. Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
    • BY 413. Plant Biodiversity (4)
    • BY 416. Endangered Species of Alabama (3)
    • BY 417. Invasive Species of Alabama (3)
    • BY 428. Vertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BY 456. Ecological Restoration (3)
    • BY 472. Cell Biology (4)
    • BY 495. Research in Biology (3)
    • EN 360. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • EN 480. Environmental Law (3)