Minor in Environmental Biology

The Minor in Environmental Biology requires a minimum of 21 hours of which 12 must be unique to the minor. Students in this degree focus on the ecology of animals, plants and microorganisms and their roles in the biosphere. This minor prepares students for employment in life sciences fields, such as wildlife biology, freshwater biology, zoology, conservation biology and forestry.


EEES 2150Biodiversity4
EEES 2160Biodiversity Laboratory1
EEES 3050General Ecology3
EEES 4150Evolution3


EEES 3060General Ecology Laboratory1
EEES 3810Science of Gardening3
EEES 4250Soil Ecology3
EEES 4260Soil Ecology Laboratory1
EEES 4350Ecology and Conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians3
EEES 4355Ecology and Conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians Lab1
EEES 4480GIS Applications in Environmental Science3
EEES 4730Aquatic Ecology3
EEES 4740Aquatic Ecology Laboratory1
EEES 4750Conservation Biology3
EEES 4755Conservation Biology Lab1
EEES 4760Landscape Ecology3
EEES 4790Ecology Field Trip2-4
EEES 4980Special Topics: Advanced Undergraduate1-4

Students completing a the Environmental Biology minor must be sure that at least 12 credit hours of the minor requirements are unique to the minor, and are not being used to satisfy requirements in the major or another minor.  

  • PLO 1. Students will be able to describe the basics of inheritance, including genes, chromosomes and DNA structure.\\n
  • PLO 2. Students will be able to identify the basic structures of a cell and describe basic cellular functions, including mitosis, meiosis, metabolism, respiration and photosynthesis.\\n
  • PLO 3. Students will be able to describe and explain examples for how both abiotic and biotic factors define the distribution of organisms.\\n
  • PLO 4. Students will be able to explain the basic tenets of evolution, including speciation and natural selection.\\n
  • PLO 5. Students will be able to examine an ecological issue from a statistical perspective and debate results.\\n
  • PLO 6. Students will be able to describe and discuss examples of the linkages among biology and the other natural sciences.