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Biology - Environmental Studies

No area of study is more relevant to the environment than biology.  From biodiversity and habitat loss to genetic modification and the physiological  impacts of pollution, biology is at the core of major environmental issues.  This major combines a study of the natural sciences and environmental issues into a single program that empowers you to deal effectively with contemporary and upcoming ecological crises as well as analyze the adaptation and evolution of different life forms.

These requirements are in addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors.

Biology-Environmental Studies:

Take the following courses:

Biology 111 Biological Principles
Biology 112 The Biological World
Biology 205 Genetics

Three Credits from the Molecular/Cell Category

Biology 303 Cell Biology
Biology 304 Cell Biology Laboratory
Biology 305 Cellular Physiology and Signaling
Biology 306 Cellular Physiology and Signaling Lab
Biology 319 Developmental Biology Seminar
Biology 320 Neurobiology
Biology 329 Developmental Biology
Biology 331 Synthetic Cell Biology
Biology 339 Microbiology and Immunology
Biology 342 Gene Discovery and Genomics
BBMB 325 Biochemistry
BBMB 326 Molecular Biology
BBMB 335 Biochemistry Laboratory
BBMB 336 Molecular Biology Laboratory
BBMB 337 Techniques in Biochemistry and Biophysics

Four credits from the Organismal Biology Category

Biology 253 Plant Physiology
Biology 310 Physiology
Biology 315 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Biology 323 Neurophysiology
Biology 328 Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Biology 330 Pathophysiology
Biology 338 Evolutionary Development Biology Lab
Biology 351 Exercise Physiology

Eight credits from the Ecology/Evolution category

Biology 212 Natural History of the Inland Northwest
Biology 215 Plant Ecology
Biology 218 Symbiosis
Biology 220 Grassland Ecology Lab
Biology 225 Ornithology Lab
Biology 229 Plant Identification Lab
Biology 277 Ecology
Biology 287 Ecology Lab
Biology 288 Plants and People
Biology 316 Transformations in Verterbrate Evolution
Biology 327 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Biology 337 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles Lab
Biology 350 Evolutionary Biology

Additional Requirements:

Biology 489 Thesis Research and Data Analysis
Biology 490 Senior Thesis OR Biology 498 Honors Thesis
Biology 499 Senior Seminar
Chemistry 125 General Chemistry
Chemistry 126 General Chemistry
Chemistry 135 General Chemistry Lab I
Chemistry 136 General Chemistry Lab II
(Chemistry 140 Advanced General Chemistry I can substitute for Chem 125, 126, 135, and 136)
Chemistry 245 Organic Chemistry I
Mathematics 125 Calculus I or a statistics course (Mathematics 128 or 247, Biology 228, Economics 227, Psychology 210, Sociology 208)

Courses in physics are recommended.

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