Biology major (78-86 credits): Natural History/Field Biology Emphasis Requirements

Required biology core courses (58-60)

  • BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology (15)
  • CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry (15)
  • BI 314 Introductory Genetics (4)
  • BI 315 Cell Biology (4)
  • BI 316 Evolution (4)
  • BI 331 General Microbiology (4)
  • BI 357 General Ecology

Field Biology (choose one): (4-5)

  •  BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
  •  BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
  •  BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
  • BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
  •  BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)
  •  BI 474 Biology of Insects (5)

Plant Biology (choose one): (4-5)

  •  BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
  •  BI 330 Plant Physiology (5)
  •  BI 340 Plant Nutrition (4)
  •  BI 371 Structure of Seed Plants (4)
  •  BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)

All biology majors must complete MTH 112 (or MTH 251 or MTH 252) and MTH 243.

Additional MTH courses are required for some emphases.

BI 406 credit may be substituted for one course in the selected emphasis with pre-approval

of the student’s Biology advisor.

Natural history/field biology emphasis (16-18 credits, in addition to biology core courses equaling 58 to 60 credits)

Choose four (at least one must be a plant focused course):

  •  BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
  •  BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
  •  BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
  •  BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
  •  BI 453 Marine Vertebrates (4)
  •  BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)
  •  BI 461 Conservation Biology (4)
  •  BI 474 Biology of Insects (5)
Contact

Biology Department

(503) 838-8452 | or e-mail: duttonb@wou.edu