2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S. Environmental and Conservation Biology track

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To fulfill ECB track requirements, students must complete 10 or more biology courses, each of which must be at least three credits. They must also complete at least one chemistry course for a total of 13 credit-bearing science courses:

At least one course from each of the following four groups:

Additional requirements

Further Considerations


ECB students whose career preparations require successful completion of science and mathematics courses outside of biology may substitute two courses from those areas for certain biology courses with the approval of the department chair.  Moreover, two 2-credit biology courses numbered 200 or greater completed during the May Experience can be combined to fulfill one of the elective course requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree. As well, two 2-credit biology courses numbered 200 or greater completed during the May Experience and with diversity foci, as approved by the departmental chair, can be used to fulfill the Diversity of Life requirement of the ECB track.

Further considerations

and one more course in addition to major requirements from:

Teaching licensure eligibility

The teaching internship required for licensure will be completed on a post-baccalaureate, graduate credit basis, with the student becoming eligible for a teaching license at the end of fall term following graduation. Consult with Education for specific requirements for admission to the licensure program and other pertinent information.

Course Options for First-Year Students

If you are interested in exploring classes within this department, here are some possibilities to consider.


  • The pre-requisite for all of the genetics classes (BIO 210, 211, 212, 213) is BIO-111L
  • BIO-222 Research and Analysis:  First-year students, except transfer students, can enroll in this class during the spring semester) Prerequisites: any FYW and any BIO course completed at Furman.
  • BIO-230 The Nature of Diversity, Prerequisite: BIO-111 or EES-112 (Environmental Science).

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