Ecology/Environmental Science

Program Degree: 
Program Division: 
Program Department: 
24 to 27 additional credits along with the
Biology Program Core Credits

Ecology/Environmental Science Concentration:
The ecology/environmental science program will prepare students for graduate studies and STEM careers in ecology, environmental science and related disciplines. Graduates will have acquired a broad foundation of knowledge and conceptual understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors interacting within ecosystems.
Graduates will have developed the scientific research skills essential to conducting and/or contributing to scientific investigations related to ecology and environmental science.

In addition to the Biology program core courses, the students choosing
the ecology/environmental science concentration will complete the following requirements:

  • BI 310, 311 Ecology and Lab
  • BI 315, 316 Plant Biology and Lab
  • BI 320 Evolution
  • BI 360, 361 Microbiology and Lab

Students will also choose one course from the
following list of research electives:

  • BI 415 Field Studies in ecology and Environmental Science
  • BI 465/466 Research Methods and Lab
  • BI 486,489 Independent Research (requires approval of research mentor and academic advisor)

Students will also choose one course from the
following list of biotic electives:

  • BI 322 Animal Behavior
  • BI 330,331 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab
  • BI 340, 341 Parasitology and Lab
  • BI 365 Microbial Ecology and Lab

Students will also choose one course from the
following list of abiotic electives:

  • BI 418, 419 Limnology and Lab
  • CH 308 Environmental Chemistry
  • CH 310, 311 Quantitative Analysis and Lab
     
SUMMER LABORATORY RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

Notre Dame College is located in an area known for its major research universities and hospitals. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for summer research work in these facilities. These experiences provide the student with additional learning opportunities, work experience, summer employment, career exploration possibilities, and, in some circumstances, academic credit from Notre Dame College.

 

Leave blank for all. Otherwise, the first selected term will be the default instead of "Any".
E.g., 08/29/16
E.g., 08/29/16