Biological Sciences (BS): Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology (17BIOSCBS-17BIOSCEEC)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
LSC 101 Critical Creative Thinking Life Sci* 2 BIO 183 Intro Bio: Cellular & Molecular 4
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1 ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research* 4
MA 1311 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sci. A 3 MA 2311 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sci. B 3
LSC 103 Exploring Opportunities Life Sci 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Physiology Requirement2 3 GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3 GN 312 Elementary Genetics Lab 1
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 CH 201 Chemistry-A Quantitative Sci. 3
Free Elective3 OR Ecology11 3-4 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1
GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3-4 Free Elective3 OR Ecology11 3-4
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3
16-17 15-16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AEC 460 Field Ecology & Methods 4 Learning Experience Elective7 3
Advanced Writing Requirement5 3 PY 2126 College Physics II 4
PY 211College Physics I 4 BIO/PB 330 Evolutionary Biology 3
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3 EEC Elective8 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 Organismal Biology Elective9 3
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
NR 406 Conserv Biological Diversity 3 EEC Elective8 3
EEC Elective8 3 EEC Elective8 3
EEC Elective8 3 EEC Elective8 3
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
Free Elective3 3 Free Elective3 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 123
EEC Footnotes
A grade of C- or better is required in the following courses:
LSC 101 Critical and Creative Thinking the the Life Sciences
AEC 460 Field Ecology and Methods
BIO 181 Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIO/PB 330 Evolutionary Biology
AEC/BIO/PB 360 Ecology
GN 311 Principles of Genetics
GN 312 Elementary Genetics Lab
NR 406 Conservation of Biological Diversity
Physiology Requirement2
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A
MA 231 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B
CH 101/102 Chemistry – A Molecular Science & Lab
CH 221/222 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CH 223/224 Organic Chemistry II & Lab
CH 201/202 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science & Lab
PY 211 College Physics I
PY 212 College Physics II
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics
EEC Electives
Organismal Biology Elective
Advanced Writing Requirement5
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research

Taking courses for credit only (S/U): PE, Free Electives and courses offered only for S/U credit can be applied to graduation requirements. Students should check with their adviser before electing to take any course that normally is graded A-F as an S/U course.’

1 Mathematics Alternatives
MA 141 and MA 241 is a suitable substitute for MA 131 and MA 231.

2 Physiology Requirement (take one of the following options)
BIO 250 Animal Anatomy & Physiology
PB 321 Introduction to Whole Plant Physiology
PB 421 Plant Physiology

3 Free Electives (take 9 credit hours)

These electives cannot be remedial nor can they be taken at an elementary level after you have taken comparable coursework at a more advanced level. Students interested in graduate school or professional school should check the courses required for admission to the programs to which they plan to apply.

5 Advanced Writing Requirement (take one course)
Cannot be double-counted for a GEP requirement. Select courses from the list of course options provided in your degree audit.

6 Physics Alternatives
PY 205 and PY 208 can be substitutes for PY 211 and PY 212.  PY 205 and PY 208 are calculus-based and require that you take the 40 series of Mathematics1 (MA 141 and MA 241).  PY 201 and PY 202 would also be a suitable substitute for PY 211 and PY 212.  PY 201 and PY 202 are calculus-based, require the 40 series of Mathematics, and are restricted to students in PAMS.

Learning Experience Elective (take one course for 3 credit hours)
Learning experience in an appropriate area, with prior approval by faculty adviser, prospective supervisor, and departmental undergraduate coordinator. Contact and arrangements with prospective supervisors is the responsibility of the student.

BIO 499 Honors Project, Part 2 (requires BIO 498)
BSC 492 Professional Experience
BSC 493 Research Experience
BSC 494 Teaching Experience
BSC 498 Biological Sciences Honors Project Part 2 (requires BSC 497)

8 EEC Electives (take 18 credit hours)
Select courses from the list of course options provided on your degree audit. Students can use up to 3 hours of BSC 492 or BSC 493 or BSC 494 or BIO 498/499 (must complete both) or BSC 497/498 (must complete both) toward EEC Electives.

Organismal Biology Elective (take 3 credit hours)
Select from the list of course options provided in your degree audit.

10Plant Co-requisite (take one course)
At least one course must be taken from the list provided in your degree audit. This course can also be used to meet one other requirement in the major (e.g., the Physiology Requirement2, a Free Elective3, an EEC Elective8, or the Organismal Biology Elective9).

11Ecology Requirement
The required Ecology course is now offered as AEC 360 or PB 360. It was previously also offered as BIO 360. Any of these courses can be used to meet the requirement.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program-gep/gep-course-lists-2/.

Introduction to Writing ENG 101 (4 credit hours with a C- or better) Must be taken during the first year.
Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
In EEC, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
In EEC, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.  Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
Additional Breadth (3 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the GEP Social Sciences course list or the GEP Visual & Performing Arts course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5 credit hours)
In EEC, this GEP requirement is met through Major course requirements.

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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