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Depth Electives - Biological Science Option


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ENVS requires 20 credits of course work in Depth electives, including all of the courses from two of the following areas:

1) Animal Ecology
WLF 314 Wildlife Ecology I (3 cr) – FOR 221
WLF 315 Wildlife Ecology Lab I (1 cr) – WLF 314 co-req or pre-req
WLF 316 Wildlife Ecology II (4 cr) – WLF 314
WLF 440 Conservation Biology (3 cr) – FOR 221 or BIOL 314
or WLF 448 Fish & Wildlife Population Ecology (4 cr) – statistics, WLF 316 and FISH 316

2) Aquatic Ecology (take 3 of 4 classes below)
ENT 472 Aquatic Entomology (3 cr)
FISH 314 Fish Ecology (3 cr) – FOR 221 or BIOL 314
FISH 415 Limnology (4 cr) – STAT 251, FOR 221 or BIOL 314
FISH 430 Riparian Ecology and Management (3 cr) – FOR 221 or BIOl 314

3) Forest and Range Systems (take 4 of 7 classes below)
FOR 330 Forest Ecosystem Processes (2 cr) – SOIL 205 or permission, MATH 143, PHYS 100 or 111
FOR 423 Forest Community Ecology (1 cr) – FOR 221
FOR 426 Wildfire Management and Ecology (3 cr) – FOR 221
FOR 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr) – FOR 221
REM 357 Rangeland & Riparian Habitat Assessment (3 cr) – statistics
REM 440 Wildland Restoration Ecology (3 cr) – FOR 221
REM 459 Rangeland Ecology (2 cr) – FOR 221

4) Soils
SOIL 437 Soil Biology (3 cr) – SOIL 205, MMBB 250, or permission
SOIL 438 Pesticides in the Environment (3 cr) – CHEM 275
SOIL 446 Soil Fertility (1-3 cr) – SOIL 205 and 206

5) Environmental Regulations
GEOG 420 Land, Resources and the Environment (3 cr) – GEOG 200
GEOG WS444 Environmental Assessment (4 cr) 

6) Water (take 4 of 7 classes below)
BAE 450 Environmental Hydrology (3 cr) – calculus
ENVS 446 Drinking Water & Human Health (3 cr)
FOR 462 Watershed Science & Management (3 cr) – MATH 143 or 160, physics
GEOL 309 Ground Water (3 cr) – GEOL 101, MATH 143
GEOL 410 Techniques of Ground Water Study (3 cr) – GEOL 309
GEOL 464 Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3 cr) – CHEM 111
HYDR 412 Environmental Hydrology (3 cr)

7) GeoSpatial Tools (take 3 of 5 classes below)
FOR  or REM 472 Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr)
GEOG 385 GIS Primer (3 cr)
GEOG 424 Hydr Applications of GIS & Remote Sensing (3 cr)
GEOG 483 Remote Sensing/GIS Integration (3 cr)
LARC 495 Computer-Aided Regional Landscape Planning (3 cr) – GEOG 385

8) Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 418 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr) – CHEM 253 and CHEM 275 or 277
ENT 438 Pesticides in the Environment (3 cr) - CHEM 275
FST 409 Principles of Environmental Toxicology (3 cr) – BIOL 102 or 112, CHEM 111 and 275

9) Plant Protection
ENT 322 General and Applied Entomology (4 cr)
or ENT 491 Principles of Insect Pest Management (3 cr) – statistics
PLSC 338 Weed Control (3 cr) – PLSC 102
PLSC 415 Plant Pathology (3 cr) – PLSC 102 or BIOL 203 and MMBB 250
SOIL 446 Soil Fertility (1-3 cr) – SOIL 205 and 206