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Updated 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog | 20245

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Aquatic Biology, B.S. major
Fisheries Biology Emphasis

Special Note:  Students seeking fisheries certification through the American Fisheries Society are encouraged to carefully select their Liberal Education courses to include 9 credits from courses related to composition, technical writing and/or verbal communications.

Required Credits: 73
Required GPA: 2.50

I REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES

Complete the following courses:

II REQUIRED AQUATIC BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

Complete the following courses:

III CAPSTONE PROJECT

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.

Complete the following courses:

FISHERIES BIOLOGY EMPHASIS

Required Core Courses
Comlete the following course:

Elective Core Courses
Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following:

V REQUIRED COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS

Complete the following courses:

Select 2 of the following courses:

Select 1 of the following courses:



Program Learning Outcomes | Aquatic Biology, B.S.

1. Communicate: Effectively present research using common, professional formats (written and/or verbal). This includes using figures, graphs, tables, and illustrations to promote dissemination and clarity of knowledge.

2. Create Purpose or Hypothesis: Provide justification for the importance of pursuing a project or construct a testable hypothesis (or hypotheses).

3. Observe and Question: Integrate information or observations to promote curiosity and question generation.

4. Recognize Larger Implications: Demonstrate understanding of the ethical/social dimensions or societal implications of science, recognize inherent biases, and communicate scientific ideas to non-science audiences.

5. Re-engage: Demonstrate an ability to re-engage with the research process by identifying sources of error, possible limitations of their research, next steps in a project, or re-designing more appropriate experimental methods/controls.

6. Research: Plan and execute research, experiments, data collection, analysis of the results, and/or synthesis of new or coalesced knowledge.

7. Review Research Literature: Search and review appropriate sources with a goal of independent information discovery or critically identifying knowledge gaps.

 

Suggested Semester Schedule | Aquatic Biology, B.S., 
Fisheries Biology Emphasis

Freshman

  • BIOL1400
  • BIOL1500
  • CHEM1111
      or CHEM2211
  • CHEM1112
      or CHEM2212
  • Core Curriculum Requirements

Sophomore

  • BIOL2360
  • BIOL2610
  • PHYS1101
      or PHYS2101
  • Core Curriculum Requirements
  • Math/Statistics Requirements

Junior

  • BIOL3361
  • BIOL3362
  • BIOL3830
  • BIOL4200
  • CHEM3507
      or ENVR4220
      or GEOL3211
      or GEOL3212
  • Elective courses in field of emphasis
  • Complete Core Curricuum Requirements
  • Math/Statistics Requirements

Senior

  • BIOL4534
  • BIOL4545
  • BIOL4898
  • BIOL4899
  • GEOG3231
  • Elective courses in field of emphasis