Minor in Ecology and Conservation Biology

Undergraduate Degree Program

A minor in Ecology and Conservation Biology points students toward getting strength in this sub-discipline of biology. Preparation for many careers is advanced by coursework in ecology and conservation, e.g. environmental lawyer, environmental consultant, conservation technician, and environmental educator.

Interested students should schedule an appointment with an IB advisor by calling 217-333-6774, make an appointment online, or just stop by our office in 127 Burrill Hall.


HoursCourse Requirements
4 IB 150 - Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (4 hours)
8 IB 203 - Ecology (4 hours)
IB 204 - Genetics (4 hours)
6-8 Two additional courses from the following list*:
IB 348 - Fish and Wildlife Ecology (3 hours)
IB 431 - Behavioral Ecology (3 hours)
IB 440 - Plants and Global Change (3 hours)
IB 443 - Evolutionary Ecology (3 hours)
IB 444 - Insect Ecology (3 or 4 hours)
IB 449 - Limnology (4 hours)
IB 451 - Conservation Biology (4 hours)
IB 452 - Ecosystem Ecology (3 hours)
IB 453 - Community Ecology (3 hours)
18-20 hours  

*Please note, all prerequisite courses must be taken if specified.