Curriculum Requirements for B.S. in PlanBiology/ ECOLOGY,
BIODIVERSITY EMPHASIS
 

ALS 103

Introductory Topics in ALS

1

 

Languages (9 credits)

 

ENG 111

Composition and Rhetoric

3

ENG 112

Composition and Reading

3

 

Writing and Speaking1

3

Humanities and Social Studies (21 credits)2
A.    Two courses from the History and Literature Lists (may be either 2 History courses, 2 Literature courses, or 1 History course and 1 Literature course).
B.    One course from the Philosophy, Religion, or Visual and Performing Arts Electives List.
C.    Two courses from the Psychology, Economics, Politics, and Government, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cultural Geography Lists (courses must be selected from different lists).
D.    One course from Science, Technology, and Society:  Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives list (not Science and Technology Perspectives list).
E.    One course from any of the above-named Lists or from the Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences Lists.
F.    One of the courses elected to fulfill the Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement must focus on a non-English speaking culture.  This course may come from the Foreign Language Electives List.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (51-59 credits)

Group I - Take all courses (34-38 credits).

PB 101

Perspectives on Botany

1

PB 102

Introduction to Research

1

BIO 181, 183

Introductory Biology I & II3

4+4

PB 250

Plant Biology3

4

CH 101

Chemistry - A Molecular Science

3

CH 102

Chemistry - A Molecular Sci. Lab

1

CH 2204

Introductory Organic Chemistry OR

 

CH 221

Organic Chemistry I

4

GN 411

Principles of Genetics

4

PY 211,212

College Physics I & II

4+4

Group II - Research or teaching experience in one of the following (2 credits):

PB 492

External Learning Experience  OR

 

PB 493

Special Problems in Botany  OR

 

PB 495

Special Topics in Botany  OR

 

ALS 498

Research or Teaching I

2

Group III - Take one calculus course and one statistics course.  (6-7 credits).

MA 121

Elements of Calculus  OR

 

MA 131

Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci A  OR

3

MA 141

Calculus I5

4

ST 101

Statistics by Example  OR

 

ST 311

Introduction to Statistics6

3

Group IV - Plant Biology Courses  Take 3 courses.  At least one of these courses must be at 300 - or
400-  level.  (9-12 credits)  A 2.0 GP is required in all Plant Biology courses.

PB 213

Plants and Civilization

3

PB 215

Medicinal Plants

3

PB 220

Local Flora

3

PB 222

Kingdom of Fungi

3

PB 277

Space Biology

3

PB 3607

Introduction to Ecology

3

PB 400

Plant Structure and Diversity

4

PB 403

Systematic Botany

4

PB 405

Wetland Flora

3

PB (Z0) 414

Cell Biology

3

PB 421

Plant Physiology

3

PB 422

Plant physiology lab

1

PB 321

Whole plant physiology

4

Special topics or Graduate (for advanced undergraduates only) Plant Biologycourses may also be used.

The four courses listed in bold (PB 360, 400, 403, & 421) are highly recommended.

Electives

Advised Electives (Selected from

Groups A, B, or C)8

18-30

Free Electives

 

14

Courses in the following three tables are recommended to satisfy the Advised Electives and Free Electives requirements for the Biodiversity Emphasis in Plant Biology

 

 

ORGANISM GROUP COURSES

PB 213

Plants and Civilization; Preq: BIO 125, BIO 105 or PB 200

 

3

PB 222

Kingdom of Fungi. Prq. PB 200 OR 250

3

PB 405

Wetland Flora. Prq. PB 250 or 403 or FOR 212

3

PB 565

Plant Community Ecology. Prq. PB 360 OR ZO 260

4

FOR 212

Dendrology

4

FOR 261

Forest Communities. Prq. FOR 212 OR PB 220 OR PB 403

2

FOR (ENT) 402

Forest Entomology. Prq. BIO 181/183, Jr. Standing

3

ENT 201

Insects & People

3

ENT 425

General Entomology. Prq. ZO 150

3

ENT 509

Ecology of Stream Invertebrates. Prq. ZO 150 or 402, PB 360

4

ZO 150

Animal Diversity

4

ZO 402

Invertebrate Zoology. Prq. ZO 150

2

ZO 419

Limnology. Prq. PB 360

4

MB 351

General Microbiology. Prq. BIO 181 OR 183 OR ZO 150

3

PP 315

Principles of Plant Pathology. Prq. PB 250

4

PP (FOR) 318

Forest Pathology. Prq. PB 250

3

 

 

CONSERVATION/NATURAL RESOURCES

FW (FOR,ZO) 221

Conservation of Natural Resources.

3

FW (FOR) 404

Forest Wildlife Management. Prq. 9 hrs. Biol. Sci.

3

FW (FOR) 485

Natural Resources Advocacy. Prq. ENG 333, 10 Hrs. Biol., Jr. OR Sr. standing

3

FOR 353

Air Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry. Prq. MA 114

3

FOR 414

World Forestry

3

FOR 420

Watershed and Wetland Hydrology. Prq. SSC 200, PB 360

4

FOR 510

Introduction to GPS

1

NR 300

Natural Resources Measurements. Prq. PB 360/365,CH 201/202,MA231,PY 211, SSC 200, ST 311

4

NR 400

Natural Resources Management. Prq. ARE 336, ST 311 OR 350, Sr. standing

4

NR 484

Environmental Impact Assessment. Prq. FOR 212 OR PB 405, NR 300; Coreq. For 353

4

MEA 300

Environmental Geology. Prq. SSC 200 or MEA 101 or MEA 140

3

ARE 309

Environmental Law & Economic Policy. Prq. ARE 201 OR EC 210

3

FOR 248

Forest History, Technology and Society

3

FOR 330

North Carolina Forests

3

FOR 554

Principles of Spatial Analysis

3

NR 421

Wetland Assessment, Delineation and Regulation Preq: SSC 200, PB 360, FOR 212 or PB 405 and FOR 420

3

 

 

EARTH SCI., SOIL SCI., BIO/AGR. ENG.

SSC 200

Soil Science. Prq. 1 coll. chem. course

4-

SSC 452

Soil Classification. Prq. SSC 200

4

SSC 470

Wetland Soils. Prq. SSC 200

3

MEA 101

Geology I: Physical. Coreq. MEA 110

3

MEA 110

Geology I Lab. Coreq. MEA 101

1

MEA 102

Geology II: Historical. Coreq. MEA 111

3

MEA 111

Geology II Lab. Coreq. MEA 102

1

MEA 213

Fundamentals of Meteorology. Prq. MA 141

2

MEA 214

Fundamentals of Meteorology II. Prq. MEA 213

2

MEA 220

Marine Biology. Prq. BIO 181, 183

3

MEA 250

Introduction to Coastal Environments. Prq. MEA 200/210 or MEA 101/110

3

bae 324

Elementary Surveying. Prq. junior standing

1

BAE 442

Systems Approach to Agricultural and Environmental Issues. Prq. ENG 331 or 332 or 333; senior standing

3

 

 

 

 

Physical Education (2 credits)

One credit must be for completion of

a 100 - level PE Course

2

Minimum Hours Required For

Graduation

128

Foreign language proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

1One Course from either the Advanced Writing Electives List, the Communications/Speech Electives List, or the Foreign Languages Electives List.  ENG 333 (Communication for Science and Research) is strongly recommended.

2Electives from lists approved by University Provost.

3Credit cannot be earned for both PB 200 and PB 250; PB 200 may be substituted with permission of the Plant Biology Teaching Coordinator.  BIO 105 or BIO 125 and any 4-hour PB course with a lab may be approved as substitutes for BIO 181 and BIO 183 by the Plant Biology Teaching Coordinator.

4CH 220 is a one semester course in the fundamental of organic chemistry; credit is not allowed for BOth CH 220 and CH 221.

5Credit is not allowed in more than one of MA 121, 131, and 141.  MA 121 is for students who only require one semester of calculus; it does not have a second semester sequence.

6Credit is not allowed for BOth ST 101 and ST 311.  Students interested in research are strongly encouraged to take both ST 311 and ST 501 (Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences I).

7Students are encouraged to take PB 365 concurrently.

8Adviser will help students select courses that augment their career objectives.