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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Aquatic Biology, B.S.

Biology

Faculty

Andy Arsham, Mark Fulton, Debbie Guelda, Andrew Hafs, Michael Hamann, Brian Hiller, Richard Koch, Holly LaFerriere, Elizabeth Rave, Mark Wallert

Programs

Department of Biology
S 230
Phone: (218) 755-2920
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Aquatic Biology, B.S. major

Aquatic Systems Emphasis

Required Credits: 74
Required GPA: 2.50

I REQUIRED BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

II REQUIRED AQUATIC BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

III CAPSTONE PROJECT

The Aquatic Biology capstone project, completed in the senior year, provides a culminating experience that integrates the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses and applies them to a scholarly activity. Examples of capstone projects may include original research projects or internships with state and federal agencies. The capstone project must be designed or chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor or advisor, who must approve the project before work begins. Students should consult with their faculty mentor or advisor before their senior year commences. All capstone projects will include a written and oral component. Specific capstone requirements vary by field of emphasis. Refer to requirements as listed in specific emphases. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE OPTIONS:


COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

AQUATIC SYSTEMS EMPHASIS

REQUIRED CORE COURSES
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

ELECTIVE CORE COURSES
SELECT A MINIMUM OF 9 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES
SELECT AN ADDITIONAL 3-4 CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES
AT THE 3000 LEVEL OR ABOVE.

V REQUIRED COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:



SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR AQUATIC BIOLOGY MAJOR, B.S., AQUATIC SYSTEMS EMPHASIS

The following is a list of required Aquatic Biology Major, B.S., Aquatic Systems Emphasis 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 120 semester credits. It is possible, in some circumstances, that courses in a student's Liberal Education program may be used in his or her academic major.

Freshman
• BIOL 1211 Introductory Biology I (4 credits)
• BIOL 1212 Introductory Biology II (4 credits)
• CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
   or CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
• CHEM1212
   or CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
• Liberal Education Requirements

Sophomore
• BIOL 2360 Genetics (4 credits)
• BIOL 2610 General Ecology (3 credits)
• PHYS 1101 General Physics I (4 credits)
   or PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)
• STAT 2610 Applied Statistics (4 credits)
   or PSY 3401 Basic Statistics for Research (4 credits)
• Liberal Education Requirements

Junior
• BIOL 3361 Limnology (4 credits)
• BIOL 3362 Streams and Rivers (4 credits)
• BIOL 3830 Aquatic Plants and Algae (4 credits)
• CHEM 3150 Standard Methods of Water Analysis (3 credits)
   or GEOL 3211 Environmental Hydrology (3 credits)
   or GEOL 3212 Hydrogeology (3 credits)
• Elective courses in field of emphasis
• Complete Liberal Education Requirements

Senior
• BIOL 4200 Freshwater Invertebrates (4 credits)
• BIOL 4534 Ichthyology (4 credits)
• GEOG 3231 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
• Capstone Project
• Elective courses in field of emphasis