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Requirements

Earning a biology degree with an aquatic biology and fisheries option means you have mastered the fundamentals of aquatic biology. Plus, you've completed a curriculum that has taken into account the basic requirements of potential employers, including state and federal agencies and private consulting firms.

To better prepare you for a field that often requires a master's or doctoral degree, our program stresses the basic supporting areas of the field--chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and physics. In addition, you should consider the role technology will play in your future career and selecting appropriate courses to supplement your required courses.

The following is the required course work under this option. Keep in mind that some courses are taught on a rotating basis and we will help you lay out a four year plan.  To review complete course information, see the undergraduate catalog.
 

 Biology Core Required Courses
 Bio 111 Principles of Biology 1
 Bio 112 Principles of Biology 2
 Bio 210 Intro Botany
 Bio 214 Genetics
 Bio 215 Cell Biology
 Bio 216 Ecology
 Bio 217 Ecology Methods

 Other Required Courses
 Chem 111 General Chemistry 1
 Chem 112 General Chemistry 2
 Chem 231 Organic Chemistry
 Phyc  110 General Physics 1
 Math 112 Precalculus Trigonometry  (3)  -or-
 Math 161 Applied Calculus 1    (3)          -or-
 Math 165 Calculus 1      (4)

 Aquatic Option Required Courses
 Bio 448 Biometry
 Bio 480 Limnology
 Bot 481 Aquatic Botany
 Zool 465 Fishery Resource Management
 Zool 432 Invertebrate Zoology
 Zool 444 Ichthyology
 Zool 484 Aquatic Entomology
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804