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Conservation Biology
Bachelor of Science

Directed Electives

To ensure that Conservation Biology undergraduates obtain both strength and breadth of knowledge, 30 elective credit hours must be distributed in a way that satisfies seven requirements (A-F, below).

  • Field Experience Elective
    At least three elective credits from an approved field course in biology (in addition to the core field course, EFB 202). These credits are typically obtained through an elective course at our Cranberry Lake Biological Station, an approved internship (EFB 420) or field trip course (EFB 500). Approved field courses from other institutions can also fulfill this requirement. No single class may be used to fulfill directed elective requirements of A and B.
  • Biodiversity Specialization (at least three courses from the following list)
    The availability of courses that satisfy this requirement varies. The suggestions below are pre-approved courses that are typically taken - consult with your advisor or the curriculum coordinator about other possibilities. Many other courses can potentially substitute (by petition) for those listed. No single class may be used to fulfill directed elective requirements of A and B.
    • EFB 303 Introductory Environmental Microbiology (4 cr.) F
    • EFB 326 Diversity of Plants (3 cr.) S
    • EFB 327 Adirondack Flora (3 cr.) CLBS
    • EFB 336 Dendrology (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 340 Forest and Shade Tree Pathology (3 cr.) S
    • EFB 342 Fungal Diversity and Ecology (3 cr.) CLBS
    • EFB 351 Forest Entomology (3 cr.) F, even years
    • EFB 352 Elements of Entomology (3 cr.) F, odd years
    • EFB 355 Invertebrate Zoology (4 cr.) S
    • EFB 384 Field Herpetology (3 cr.) CLBS
    • EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fisheries (3 cr.) CLBS
    • EFB 440 Mycology (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 441 Field Plant Pathology (3 cr.) CLBS
    • EFB 446 Ecology of Mosses (3 cr.) S
    • EFB 453 Parasitology (3 cr.) S
    • EFB 479 Field Ornithology (3 cr.) CLBS
    • EFB 482 Ornithology (4 cr.) S
    • EFB 483 Mammal Diversity (4 cr.) S
    • EFB 485 Herpetology (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 486 Ichthyology (3 cr.) S
    • EFB 535 Flowering Plants: Diversity, Evolution, and Systematics (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 554 Aquatic Entomology (3 cr.) F
  • Applied Conservation Biology (at least 6 credits)
    • EFB 390 Wildlife Ecology and Management (4 cr.) F
    • EFB 423 Marine Ecology (4 cr.) S, even years
    • EFB 424 Limnology (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 444 Biodiversity and Geography of Nature (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 480 Animal Behavior (3 cr) S
    • EFB 487 Fisheries Science & Management (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 493 Management of Wildlife Habitats & Populations (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 502 Ecology and Management of Invasive Species (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 522 Ecology, Resources and Development (2 cr.) S
    • EFB 542 Freshwater Wetland Ecosystems (3 cr.) S
    • FOR 321 Forest Ecology and Silviculture (3 cr.) F
    • FOR 332 Forest Ecology (3 cr.) F
    • FOR 442 Watershed Ecology and Management (3 cr.) F
  • Human Dimensions (at least 3 credits)
    • EFB 404 Nat Hist Museums of Modern Sci (3 cr.) S
    • EST 353 Environ Psychology (3 cr.) S
    • EST 366 Attitudes, Values, & Env. (3 cr.) S
    • EST 390 Social Processes and Environment (3 cr.) S
    • EST 460 Land Use Law (3 cr.) S
    • EWP 390 Intro to Literature of Nature (3 cr.) F
    • FOR 312 Sociology/Natural Resources (3 cr.) S
    • FOR 360 Principles of Management (3 cr.) F
    • FOR 465 Natural Resources and Environ. Policy (3 cr.) F
    • FOR 487 Environmental Law and Policy (3cr.) F
    • FOR 489 Natural Resources Law and Policy (3cr.) S
  • Communications and Interpretation (at least 3 credits)
    • EFB 312 Introduction to Personal Environmental Interpretation Methods (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 417 Non-Personal Environmental Interpretation Methods (3 cr.) S
    • EWP 220 Public Presentation Skills (3 cr.) F,S
    • EWP 407 Writing for Environmental and Science Professionals (3 cr.) F,S
  • Technical Skills (at least 3 credits)
    • BTC 401 Molecular Biol. Techniques (3 cr.) S
    • BTC 425 Plant Biotechnology (3 cr.) S
    • BTC 426 Plant Tissue Culture Methods (3 cr.) F
    • EFB 518 System Ecology (4 cr.) F
    • ERE 445 Hydrological Modeling (3 cr.) F
    • ESF 300 Introduction to Geospatial Information Technologies (3 cr.) F,S
    • ERE 563 Photogrammetry (3 cr.) S

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