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Biology: Ecology and Evolution minor

Rosanne Klingler, Academic Adviser
585-475-4765, rkssbi@rit.edu

The biology: ecology and evolution minor provides students with the opportunity to experience both the ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of modern biology. The minor explores these areas of biology through laboratory and field experiences.

Notes about this minor:

  • The minor is closed to students majoring in biology or enrolled in the biology concentration of the environmental science major.
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Course
Prerequisites
Choose one of the following sequences:
   BIOL-101    General Biology I
   BIOL-103    General Biology I Lab
   BIOL-102    General Biology II
   BIOL-104    General Biology II Lab
   or  
   BIOL-121    Introduction to Biology I
   BIOL-122    Introduction to Biology II
Required Course
Choose at least one of the following:
   BIOL-240    General Ecology
   BIOL-265    Evolutionary Biology
Electives*
Elective choices should total a minimum of 11 credit hours
   BIOL-205    Animal Behavior
   BIOL-207    Galapagos: Ecology and Evolution
   BIOL-211    Invertebrate Zoology
   BIOL-212    Vertebrate Zoology
   BIOL-218    Biology of Plants
   BIOL-290    Vertebrate Evolution
   BIOL-293    Evolution and Creationism
   BIOL-309    Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
   BIOL-313    Comparative Animal Physiology
   BIOL-343    Tropical Ecology
   BIOL-365    Population Genetics
   BIOL-371    Freshwater Ecology
   BIOL-385    Seneca Park Zoo Internship
   BIOL-455    Biogeography
   BIOL-473    Marine Biology
   BIOL-475    Conservation Biology

* Two courses must be 300-level or above.