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All biology majors must compete the required core courses and choose one of the emphasis areas (Ecological, Molecular, or Organismal).

Note: Entry requirements differ among graduate schools. Students are responsible to contact the graduate schools in which they are interested to determine these requirements.

Ecological Emphasis Requirements18 units
Required Core Courses7 units
BIOL 320
BIOL 435
Stewardship Ecology
Electives11 units
Select 11 units of 300- or 400-level BIOL courses as follows:
  • 4 units from an approved, off-campus, field-study program such as the Au Sable Institute.
  • Up to 4 additional units from an approved, off-campus, field-study program or BIOL 336, 340, 350, or 365
  • 3 or more units from BIOL 336, 340, 350, 365, 395 or approved (by department chair) topics in BIOL 495 or BIOL 498
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.