Academic Catalog

Biology, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Biodiversity and Conservation (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 Biology
Biodiversity and Conservation36-37
General Biology
Biology Teaching
Free Electives
Choose from 17-18 hours of free electives17-18
Total Hours120


Concentration Courses
BIO 514Evolution3
BIO 532Conservation Biology3
Choose from six hours of the following:6
Plant Systematics
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Aquatic and Wetland Plants
Freshwater Invertebrates
Insect Diversity
Topics in Field Biology:___
Choose from three hours of the following:3
Applied Learning in Biology
Invasive Species Management
Plant Ecology
Animal Behavior
Behavioral Ecology
Freshwater Ecology
Fisheries Biology
Special Problems
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
CSC 174Introduction to Programming for Science & Engineering3
or GEO 353 Geographic Information Systems
AGR 215
AGR 216
Principles of Soils
and Principles of Soils Laboratory
Choose from one of the following:3
GEO 302W
Environment Land Use Planning
GEO 435
Environmental Geoscience
Total Hours36-37

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