Requirements for the Special Concentration in Environmental Biology for Environmental Science Majors

The Special Concentration in Environmental Biology for Environmental Science majors requires the completion of 39 credits distributed among three categories of requirements presented in sections I-III below. See the Columbia College Bulletin for course descriptions.

I. Required:

  • EEEB UN2001 Environmental Biology I
  • EEEB UN2002 Environmental Biology II (equivalent to EESC UN2300)
  • EESC UN2100 Earth’s Environmental Systems: Climate
  • EESC UN2200 Earth’s Environmental Systems: Solid Earth

II. Supporting Courses:

  • CHEM UN1403 and UN1404 (General Chemistry 1 and 2)or CHEM UN2407 and UN2507 (Advanced General Chemistry and Lab)
  • STAT UN1111, UN1211 (Intro to Statistics) or BIOL UN2286 (Statistics and Research Design)
  • EEEB UN3087 (Conservation Biology)

III. Advanced Courses: *

Three additional courses (3000 level and above) each chosen from a different curricular area (evolution, genetics ecology, behavior, conservation; anatomy, physiology, diversity; biology laboratory courses)

*Advanced courses that fulfill the major in environmental science cannot also count toward fulfillment of the special concentration in environmental biology.