Learning Objectives: Through foundational biology courses (BIO101 and BIO102), students demonstrate the scientific method by designing experiments, analyzing data, and evaluating and interpreting results. In Ecology (BIO201), students build upon these skills and apply the scientific method to ecological systems. The objective for additional elective courses is for students to understand a broader range of topics in ecology and be able to apply them when analyzing scientific problems.
Required courses (12 credits): These three courses can also count towards a student’s major courses or the lab science Foundation requirement. Only BIO101 and BIO102 can also be used towards a Biology minor.
BIO101 General Biology I
BIO102 General Biology II
(4 credits; co-requisite: MAT130 or placement into MAT131)
(4 credits; prerequisite: C- or better in BIO101)
(4 credits; prerequisite: C- or better in BIO102)
6-8 credits from this list: Courses from this list CANNOT also count towards a student’s major courses or a Biology minor. A prerequisite for most courses on this list is a C- or better in BIO102. Additional prerequisites may apply.
BIO205 Concepts of Environmental Science
BIO215 Urban Ecology
BIO221 or BIO281 Botany
BIO301 Tropical Ecosystem Assessment
BIO307 Microbial Ecology BIO322 Animal Behavior
BIO399Z Topics: Evolutionary Biology
ENV297C Field School in Natural History and Conservation of the Hudson Valley