Biology: Ecology and Systematics Emphasis
The B.A. Biology Major: Ecology and Systematics Emphasis requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.
This emphasis provides training to students interested in organismal and/or ecological biology. With the guidance of a faculty advisor, students who wish to specialize further may follow one of four separate tracks: Ecology, Applied Ecology, Botany, or Zoology. This emphasis is appropriate for students interested in a career with private and governmental organizations conducting endangered species recovery, ecological restoration, biological surveys, toxicity evaluations, environmental impact analyses, field research, museum or herbarium curation, or who wish to work in zoos, nature centers, museums, or botanical gardens. This emphasis also provides suitable background for students wishing to pursue graduate degrees in ecology, animal behavior, systematics, conservation biology, environmental toxicology, population biology, and evolutionary biology. Field courses offered during the summer program at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory may be accepted for biology elective credit.
Electives: select from the following (consult with advisor)......21-23 hours
Biology#: 840:103, 840:106, 840:112, 840:114 and 840:115, 840:120, 840:122, 840:131, 840:137 and 840:138, 840:142, 840:143, 840:146, 840:154, 840:155, 840:157,
840:160, 840:164, 840:166, 840:167, 840:168, 840:170, 840:172, 840:174, 840:178, 840:179, 840:180, 840:185, 840:190, 840:198.
Earth Science: 870:125 or
*At least 7-8 hours of biology credit must be 100g/4000-level.