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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Urban Ecology, BA Major in

Students should apply to the department as soon as possible after making the decision to major in urban ecology. The department encourages interested students to speak with an urban ecology adviser about this specialization before declaring a major. Advisers are assigned when the student applies for acceptance as a major. Grades in biology courses lower than a C- do not count toward the total number of semester hours required for the biology specialization. 

Program Requirements

The following courses are required for the degree:

Additional urban ecology courses:

At least 6 additional semester hours in urban ecology must be chosen from the following courses:

The following courses are also required:


In addition to BIO 100 , students are required to take one mathematics course chosen from:



Choose one course from the following:



These courses are recommended, and may substitute for other courses under advisement.

Complete BA Requirements

BA Requirements  in HCLAS.


The Urban Ecology program is flexible by design. The built-in flexibility allows students to take the complement of courses that will best meet the requirements of the urban ecology sub-discipline that they wish to pursue. Careful planning with the Urban Ecology adviser is strongly recommended to maximize the quality of the Urban Ecology degree.