Major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2013-2014

The EE Biology department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the EE Biology department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, students in EBIO must complete 38 hours of course work in the major (in addition to the ancillary courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics specified below), of which 18 credit hours must be upper-division work. Up to 12 credit hours of courses taken in other departments may be counted toward the 38 credit hours required for the EBIO major. A list of acceptable courses can be obtained from the EBIO Undergraduate Advising and Resource Center.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in EE Biology at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

Major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2011-2012
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • EBIO 1210 (3) General Biology I and
  • EBIO 1230 (1) General Biology Laboratory I
  • BIO 111 (5) General College Biology I

NOTE: Students who complete BIO 111 will receive credit for both EBIO 1210 & EBIO 1230 provided they do not also take the equivalent courses at UCB.

  • EBIO 1220 (3) General Biology II and
  • EBIO 1240 (1) General Biology Laboratory II
  • BIO 112 (5) General College Biology II

Note: Students who complete BIO 111 and BIO 112 will receive 5 hours of transfer credit, provided they do not take the equivalent UCB courses.

NOTE: Students who complete BIO 112 will receive credit for both EBIO 1220 & EBIO 1240 provided they do not also take the equivalent courses at UCB.

  • EBIO 2040 (4) Principles of Ecology
  • BIO 148 (4) Basic Ecology
  • EBIO 2070 (4) Genetics: Molecules to Population
  • EBIO 3080 (4) Evolutionary Biology

One EBIO laboratory or field course, 3000-level or above. Possible choices include:

  • EBIO 3170/3175 Arctic and Alpine Ecology
  • EBIO 3240 Animal Behavior
  • EBIO 3400 Microbiology
  • EBIO 3630 Parasitology
  • EBIO 3770 Animal Diversity: Vertebrates
  • EBIO 3850 Animal Diversity: Invertebrates
  • EBIO 4100 Mountain Research Station
  • EBIO 4500 Plant Biodiversity and Evolution
  • EBIO 4510 Plant Anatomy and Development
  • EBIO 4520 Plant Systematics
  • EBIO 4660 Insect Biology
  • EBIO 4750 Ornithology
  • EBIO 4760 Mammalogy
  • BIO 204 (5) Microbiology

At least *6 credit-hours in EBIO courses 4000-level or above; possible choices include:

  • EBIO 4030 Limnology
  • EBIO 4060 Landscape Biology
  • EBIO 4140 Plant Ecology
  • EBIO 4100, 4110, or 4120 Advanced Ecology
  • EBIO 4160 Introduction to Biogeochemistry
  • EBIO 4175 Ecosystem Management of Public Lands
  • EBIO 4180 Ecological Perspectives on Global Change
  • EBIO 4290 Molecular Systematics and Evolution
  • EBIO 4350 Biological Field Studies
  • EBIO 4410 Biometry
  • EBIO 4630 Field Techniques
  • EBIO 4740 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
  • EBIO 4800 Critical Thinking
  • EBIO 4840, 4870 Independent Study/Research

*Note: These 6 hours must be taken in the EBIO department on the Boulder campus, may include critical thinking courses, and may include a maximum of 3 hours of independent study or independent research.

  • EBIO electives (5-6 credit hours) to bring total in major to 38

Statistics:

  • MATH 2510, MATH 2520, IPHY 2800, PSYC 3101, or EBIO 4410

(of these options, only EBIO 4410 counts towards the 38 hours of EBIO credit required for the major)

Ancillary Courses

15 hours selected from the following:

Chemistry:

  • CHEM 1113 (4) General Chemistry 1 and
  • CHEM 1114 (1) Lab in General Chemistry 1
  • CHE 111 (5) General College Chemistry I/Lab

or

  • CHEM 1133 (4) General Chemistry 2 and
  • CHEM 1134 (1) Lab in General Chemistry 2
  • CHE 112 (5) General College Chemistry II/Lab

or

Physics:

  • PHYS 1110 (4) General Physics 1 (calculus-based)
  • PHY 211 (5) Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab

or

  • PHYS 2010 (5) General Physics 1 (algebra-based)
  • PHY 111 (5) Physics: Algebra Based I with Lab

or

  • PHYS 1120 (4) General Physics 2 and
  • PHYS 1140 (1) Experimental Physics 1
  • PHY 212 (5) Physics: Calculus Based II

Note: Students who complete PHY 212 will receive 5 hours of transfer credit, provided they do not take the equivalent UCB courses.

or

  • PHYS 2020 (5) General Physics 2 (algebra-based)
  • PHY 112 (5) Physics: Algebra Based II with Lab

Mathematics:

  • MATH 1300 (5) Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 or
  • MATH 1310 (5) Calculus, Statistics, and Modeling or
  • APPM 1350 (4) Calculus 1 for Engineers
  • MAT 201 (5) Calculus 1

or

  • MATH 2300 (5) Mathematics for the Environment or
  • APPM 1360 (4) Calculus 2 for Engineers
  • MAT 202 (5) Calculus 2

Note: Transfer students must complete at least 12 upper-division hours in EBIO courses on the Boulder campus.