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Suggested Schedule

The following is a list of required Aquatic Biology Major, B.S. courses arranged by year. This schedule is intended to assist students in planning their courses. There is some flexibility in this schedule, but graduation within four years will require close adherence to the specified sequence of courses. Always consult your academic advisor in Aquatic Biology as to the proper courses and sequence of courses needed for graduation.

Note: With proper student planning and in consultation with the Aquatic Biology academic advisor a student may complete his or her academic degree in 128 semester credits.student finding river samples It is possible, in some circumstances, that courses in a student's Liberal Education program may be used in his or her academic major.


  • BIOL 1211 Introductory Biology I
  • BIOL 1212 Introductory Biology II
  • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II
  • MATH 1170 College Algebra
  • Liberal Education requirements


  • BIOL 2310 Comparative Invertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 2360 Genetics
  • BIOL 2614 General Ecology
  • BIOL 2620 Lab and Field Ecology
  • MATH 2610 Applied Statistics
  • PHYS 1101 General Physics I
  • PHYS 1102 General Physics II
  • Liberal Education requirements


  • BIOL 3140 Biology Writing Certification
  • BIOL 3361 Limnology I
  • BIOL 3362 Limnology II
  • BIOL 3554 Readings in Aquatic Biology
  • BIOL 3830 Aquatic Plants
  • CHEM 3150 Standard Methods of Water Analysis
  • Complete Liberal Education requirements


  • BIOL 4200 Freshwater Invertebrates
  • BIOL 4534 Ichthyology
  • BIOL 4545 Fisheries Management
  • BIOL 4620 Organic Evolution
  • BIOL 4896 Advanced Field Projects in Biology I
  • BIOL 4897 Advanced Field Projects in Biology II
  • BIOL 4970 Aquatic Biology Internship
  • Electives