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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Environmental Concentration

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This option offers a concentration in environment/ecology-related topics and is recommended for those interested in environmental issues, conservation biology and wildlife biology.

Covenant is affiliated with the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. By completing both the Covenant and Au Sable programs, a student may earn an environmental certificate from the institute. Covenant students will be billed separately for their Au Sable expenses, and Covenant will give credit for most Au Sable Institute courses. Fellowships and scholarships are available.

The core and distribution requirements for a major in biology are those listed for baccalaureate degrees  with the exception that CHE 121 General Chemistry I  is fulfilling the natural science lab requirement, and is already required for the major.

Requirements for Major

Major and Supporting Course Requirements

These requirements may include enough units in chemistry for a chemistry minor. If an additional minor is desired, the total number of units taken may exceed the 126 needed for graduation.

Summer courses at Au Sable Institute (3 courses) - 12 hours

The following courses are taught only at Au Sable Institute (see their catalog for course descriptions of courses currently offered at www.ausable.org ):

  • 301 Land Resources
  • 302 Lake Ecology and Management
  • 303 Ecological Agriculture
  • 304 International Development and Environmental Sustainability
  • 310 Environmental Law and Policy
  • 311 Field Botany
  • 318 Marine Biology
  • 321 Animal Ecology
  • 322 Aquatic Biology
  • 332 Environmental Chemistry
  • 343 Tropical Agriculture and Missions
  • 345 Wildlife Ecology
  • 355 Watersheds in Global Development
  • 359 Marine Mammals
  • 360 Applied Biodiversity Genetics
  • 361 Field Biology in Spring
  • 362 Environmental Applications for GIS
  • 365 Insect Ecology of Streams, Forests, and Fields
  • 368 Forest Ecology
  • 427 Conservation and Development in the India Tropics
  • 471 Conservation Biology
  • 478 Alpine Ecology
  • 482 Restoration Ecology

Biology electives

Group 3 - three courses (see list below) 11-12 hour(s).

Total hours for the major: 65-69

Total degree hours: 126

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