School of
Integrative Biology

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Minor in Ecology & Conservation Biology

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 see an IB advisor to complete the minor declaration form. Students can visit during our Express Advising Hours, or you can make an appointment online or by visiting our office in 2002 NHB.

Hours Course 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, and students must complete 6 advanced hours of coursework that are distinct from advanced hours required for their major.