Biological Conservation minor

General Requirements:

12 hours chosen from an approved course list (Group A) available from the department or as approved by faculty advisor, and 6 hours chosen from an approved course list (Group B) available from the department or as approved by faculty advisor.

Departmental List of Approved Courses that may be used toward the Biological Conservation Minor (Group A):

BIOL 1134, Ecology, Diversity, and Evolution
BIOL 2013, Evolution
BIOL 2103, Everyday Evolution
BIOL 2404, Ecology/Env. Quality with Lab
BIOL 3403, Principles of Ecology (or PBIO 3453, Principles of Plant Ecology)
BIOL 3563, Biological Conservation (also PBIO 3563)
BIOL 4573, Conservation Genetics
ENST 2623, Human-Wildlife Interactions
ENST 3613, Politics of Wildlife Conserv.
PBIO 3453, Principles of Plant Ecology
PBIO 3563,  Biological Conservation
PBIO 3953, Global Change Biology
PBIO 4810, Climate Change Biology

Departmental List of Approved Courses that may be used toward the Biological Conservation Minor (Group B):

BIOL 2913, Intro to Quantitative Biology
BIOL 3463, Water & Ecol. Sustainability
BIOL 4423/5423, Stream Ecology
BIOL 4433/5433, Freshwater Fish Ecology
BIOL 4463, Ecology of Lakes
BIOL 4493, Ichthyology
CEES 4324, Environmental Biol. & Ecology
CEES 4463, Environmental Eval. & Mgmt.
CEES 4603, Environmental Protection
CEES/RCPL, 4863, Environ. Assess. Meth.
ENST 3213, Law & the Environment
ENST 3603, Wildlife Conserv. & the Global Persp.
ENST 3913, Special Topics: Hot Topics in Conservation
GEOG 3233, Principles of Sustainability
PBIO 4623, Ecosystem Ecology
PSC 3233, Environ. Policy & Administration
PSC 4213, Regulatory Policy

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses approved by the ENST program, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level and a minimum of 12 hours must be from courses within the College of Arts and Sciences. 

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. At the discretion of the program director and adviser, ad hoc electives (such as new courses, special offerings, and one-time courses) may be approved in writing to fulfill minor requirements.

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements. No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree. Minors in the College are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.

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