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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Biological Sciences—Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology Major (B.S.)

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Major code BS2126

The Department of Biological Sciences provides this program for undergraduate majors who are interested in careers studying marine and freshwater organisms and their environments. Students focusing on terrestrial environments should consider the Wildlife and Conservation Biology track. Courses meet the requirements for admission to graduate programs in marine biology, zoology, ecology, and conservation biology. The program also provides the necessary background for jobs with state and federal agencies (i.e., USDA or EPA) charged with environmental protection, research and monitoring, and information collection. Tier II social science electives can be chosen to meet the requirements of the Environmental Studies Certificate. For federal job and employment information, see

BS2126 includes a minimum of 58 hours in BIOS.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

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Complete at least one course from each of the three areas below:

1. Organismal (at least 5 credit hours required)

2. Ecology (one course required)

3. Molecular, Cellular, and Physiology (one course required)

Additional electives may be needed to fulfill the following requirements:

  • 3 BIOS courses with a laboratory component 300 level or above.
  • 58 BIOS credit hours. Choose additional courses from the list above, from any BIOS course at the 300 level or above (except 392), or from the following:

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