Conservation & Environmental Biology (B.S.) - Resident

Conservation & Environmental Biology (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 14
Chemistry Elective 1,24
Chemistry Elective 1,34
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 1,23-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 1,23
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
PHYS 201General Physics I 1,24
or PHYS 231 University Physics I
PHYS 202General Physics II 1,24
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Total Hours26-27

Courses may also fulfill select general education requirements


Choose CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4 c.h.) OR CHEM 131 Advanced General Chemistry I (3 c.h.) and CHEM 135 Advanced General Chemistry Lab (1 c.h.)


Choose CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4 c.h.) OR CHEM 132 Advanced General Chemistry II (3 c.h.) and CHEM 136 Advanced General Chemistry II Lab (1 c.h.)

Major Core
BIOL 225General Biology II4
BIOL 303Microbiology4
BIOL 310Ecology4
BIOL 317Botany4
BIOL 400Biology Seminar1
BIOL 410Environmental Biology4
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
ENVR 220Physical Geology3
or PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science
ENVR 221Physical Geology Laboratory1
or PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab
ENVR 350Environmental Science and Policy3
GEOG 370Geographic Information Systems I3
PSYC 355Statistics in Psychology3
Biology Elective 13-4
Biology or Chemistry Elective 24
Biology or Chemistry Elective 24
Total Hours48-49

Choose a 300-400 level BIOL course not already required by the degree


Choose one of the following courses: BIOL 320 Introduction to Entomology (4 c.h.), BIOL 408 Animal Behavior (4 c.h.), BIOL 418 Vertebrate Natural History (4 c.h.),  BIOL 419 Ornithology (4 c.h.), or CHEM 321 Analytical Chemistry (4 c.h.).

Free Electives
Choose 0-9 credit hours of Free Electives0-9
Total Hours0-9

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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