Academic Catalog

Biology, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Aquatic Biology (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 26.0101

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
SCO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
BIO 111Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 112Ecology and Evolution4
BIO 315Genetics4
BIO 316Ecology4
BIO 318General Botany4
BIO 319General Zoology4
BIO 320Principles of Microbiology4
BIO 495Evolutionary Application and Theory1
Students must select at least one of the following Concentrations:
Courses used for one concentration may not count toward another concentration.
Aquatic Biology26-27
Biodiversity and Conservation
General Biology
Biology Teaching
Free Electives
Choose from 27-28 hours of free electives27-28
Total Hours120


Concentration Courses
BIO 525Aquatic and Wetland Plants3
BIO 542Freshwater Invertebrates3
BIO 557Ichthyology3
BIO 558Freshwater Ecology3
Choose from one of the following:3
Fisheries Biology
Supporting Course Requirements
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab I (Element 4) G
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
CHE 361
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
Calculus I (Element 2) G
Applied Calculus
College Physics I (Element 4) G
University Physics I
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning3-4
or STA 270 Applied Statistics
Total Hours26-27

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.