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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Plant Biology—Applied Ecology Major (B.S.)

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Special curriculum; major code BS2115

The Applied Ecology program prepares students for entry-level environmental science jobs immediately after graduation. In addition to providing a strong background in field botany and ecology, the program offers students experience in a variety of marketable skills including plant identification, vegetation survey techniques, GIS, and greenhouse management. Graduates have jobs in environmental monitoring, rare-plant surveys, high school teaching, project management for nonprofit organizations, horticulture, park management, organic farming, and tree care. Students are strongly encouraged to select the internship option, to enhance job prospects. Listings of internship opportunities can be found at the following web sites: 


College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Required PBIO courses consist of a minimum of 55 hours, including:

One course from the following:

One course from the following:

Additional PBIO Courses

Additional PBIO credit hours at 200-level or above to total at least 55 hours, but no more than 80. A maximum of 10 hours of PBIO 404, 406, 407, and 490 combined may count toward the 55-hour requirement. It is recommended that additional courses used to satisfy the 55-hour requirement be selected from:

Recommended departmental elective:

Extradepartmental requirements:

Complete at least 9 hours of BIOS courses

Choose from the following or any 300- or 400-level BIOS courses:

Complete 4 additional hours of GEOL

Recommended GEOL elective:

Complete 4 additional hours of GEOG from the following:

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