X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences [B.Sc.(Env.)]

Ecology (ECOL)

College of Biological Science


Please note that not all courses in the "One of:" options are available each semester (F, W, S). Students are encouraged to seek advice from the appropriate advisor when selecting and scheduling courses.

Semester 1
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENVS*1020 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Sciences
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
Semester 2
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 3
ENVS*2150 [0.50] Terrestrial Systems *
MCB*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
1.00 electives or restricted electives
* Note: Registration restricted to students who have declared a major.
Semester 4
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 5
BIOL*3010 [0.50] Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology
One of:
BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants
ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I
One of:
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
FARE*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics

1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6
BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology
ENVS*3150 [0.50] Aquatic Systems
ENVS*3160 [0.50] Atmospheric Systems
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
BIOL*4110 [0.75] Ecological Methods
ENVS*4011 [0.00] Project in Environmental Sciences
ENVS*4300 [0.50] Environmental Law & Regulation
One of:
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Politics and Governance
0.75 electives or restricted electives
Note: BIOL*4040 may be substituted for GEOG*3210 or POLS*3370 and would be taken in Semester 8.
Semester 8
BIOL*4120 [0.50] Evolutionary Ecology
ENVS*4012 [0.50] Project in Environmental Sciences
1.50 electives
Note: Ecology majors are not required to complete BIOL*2060 as a core course.
Restricted Electives
One of:
BIOL*3020 [0.50] Population Genetics
BIOL*3400 [0.50] Evolution
One of:
BOT*3410 [0.50] Plant Anatomy
ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function
One of:
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
GEOG*2420 [0.50] The Earth From Space
GEOG*2480 [0.50] Mapping and GIS
GEOG*3420 [0.50] Remote Sensing of the Environment
NRS*3600 [0.50] Remote Sensing
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