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Directed Electives in Environmental Education and Interpretation
Bachelor of Science

Directed Electives - Environmental Education & Interpretation
  • Conservation Biology
    At least 3 credit hours must be in the subject area of advanced conservation biology. Allowable courses are listed below. The list may vary slightly from year to year.
    • EFB 390 Wildlife Ecology & Management (4 cr.) F
    • EFB 413 Introduction to Conservation Biology (4 cr.) S
  • Advanced Communication
    At least 3 credit hours must be in the subject area of advanced communication. Allowable courses are listed below. The list may vary slightly from year to year
    • CMN 420 Advanced Public Presentation Skills (3 cr.) F
    • EST 496 Science Communication (3cr.) S
    • EWP 407 Writing for Environmental and Science Professionals (3 cr.) F,S
    • EWP 494 Creative Non-fiction in the Sciences (3 cr.) S
    • LSA 300 Digital Methods and Graphics I (3 cr.) F
  • Advanced Interpretation
    At least 3 credit hours must be in the subject area of advanced interpretation. Allowable courses are listed below. The list may vary slightly from year to year.
    • EFB 418 Interpreting Field Biology (3 cr.) Maymester
    • EFB 560 Electronic Technology in Interpretation & Environmental Education (3 cr.) S
  • Organismal Diversity
    To encourage breadth in organism-level biology, students must complete 12 credit hours including at least one course from each of the four groups listed in the catalog (a course from each of the groups is strongly recommended). The lists may slightly from year to year. No single class may be used to fulfill directed elective requirements of D and E.
    • Diversity of Microorganisms
      • EFB 303 Introductory Environmental Microbiology (4 cr.) F
      • EFB 340 Forest and Shade Tree Pathology (3 cr.) S
      • EFB 342 Fungal Diversity and Ecology (3 cr.) CLBS
      • EFB 428 Mycorrhizal Ecology (3cr.) F, even years
      • EFB 440 Mycology (3 cr.) F
    • Diversity of Plants
      • EFB 326 Diversity of Plants (3 cr.) S
      • EFB 327 Adirondack Flora (3 cr.) CLBS
      • EFB 336 Dendrology (3 cr.) F
      • EFB 446 Ecology of Mosses (3 cr.) S
      • EFB 535 Flowering Plants: Diversity, Evolution, and Systematics (3 cr.) F
    • Diversity of Invertebrate Animals
      • EFB 351 Principles of Forest Entomology (3 cr.) S
      • EFB 352 Elements of Entomology (3 cr.) F
      • EFB 355 Invertebrate Zoology (4 cr.) S
      • EFB 453 Parasitology (3 cr.) S
      • EFB 554 Aquatic Entomology (3 cr.) F
    • Diversity of Vertebrate Animals
      • EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fishes (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
  • Field Experience Elective (3 cr.)
    This elective is often taken during Maymester or at Cranberry Lake Biological Station, either during the post-freshman summer or subsequent summer. A secondary option is EFB 418, which can be taken during Maymester. Other options for this requirement need approval of the curriculum coordinator. No single class may be used to fulfill directed elective requirements of D and E.
  • Recreation and Tourism Management
    At least 3 credit hours must be in the subject area of recreation and tourism management. Allowable courses are listed below. The list may vary slightly from year to year.
    • FOR 475 Human Behavior and Recreation Visitor Management (3 cr.) S
    • FOR 476 Ecotourism and Nature Tourism (3 cr.) F
    • FOR 478 Wilderness and Wildlands Management (3 cr.) F

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