Integrative Biology

This concentration emphasizes the relationships of organisms with each other and their environment and incorporates ecology and evolutionary biology.  This concentration would be a good choice for students who plan to pursue graduate degrees in such fields or who want to work as naturalists or environmental biologists.

Requirements for the Major in Biology with a Concentration in Integrative Biology

The Biology major with a concentration in Integrative Biology consists of 82-83 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • BIO 1530 Fundamentals of Biology I (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 1560 Fundamentals of Biology II (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 2430 Introduction to Zoology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 2440 Introduction to Botany (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 2900 Bio Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 2990 Evolutionary Biology and Population Genetics (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 3120 General Ecology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3310 Conservation Biology (3 s.h.)

Electives

Choose three:

  • BIO 3020 Invertebrate Zoology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3100 Plant Physiology (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 3110 Plant Taxonomy (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3210 Insect Biology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3990 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 s.h.)

Chemistry Courses

  • CHE 1510 General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 1520 General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3210 Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3220 Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)

Mathematics Courses

  • MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I (or higher) (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)

Program Faculty & Staff

Dr. Clay Britton, Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Clay Britton

Associate Professor of Biology
(910) 630-7451
Lori Brookman Cornwell, Professor of Biology

Dr. Lori Brookman Cornwell

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
(910) 630-7128
Margaret Folsom, Professor of Biology

Dr. Margaret Folsom

Professor of Biology
(910) 630-7127
Yihe Guo, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Yihe Guo

Assistant Professor of Biology
(910) 480-8457
Meghan Hennessey, Biology Lab Coordinator

Meghan Hennessey

Biology Lab Coordinator
(910) 630-7511
Dr. Rob McCandless, Chair, Department of Biology

Dr. Rob McCandless

Chair, Biology
(910) 630-7247
Dr. Scott Robertson, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Scott Robertson

Assistant Professor of Biology
(910) 482-5775
Dr. Otto Schwake, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Otto Schwake

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
(910) 630-7470
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