Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology) BS

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The Biological Sciences program with an emphasis in Conservation Biology is both interdisciplinary and integrative.  It builds upon several disciplines (such as ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics & systematics) that all focus at some level on the various components of biodiversity.  Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge from these traditional subjects within the framework of the natural history of various taxonomic groups.  The emphasis is designed to allow the flexibility for students to pursue their own interests and acquire the knowledge and skills required for a variety of conservation-related careers in environmental consulting, wildlife management or environmental nonprofits.  Students are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees in related fields.  Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology) majors work closely with a faculty advisor to tailor course selections to fit their specific career goals.

Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology) BS Degree Requirements (120 hours)     

Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology) BS Semester Guide    

Availability: Gulf Park Campus and Hattiesburg Campus

Admission Requirements: See University Admission Policies  

Program Academic Policies and Requirements:

  • See University Academic Policies and Requirements  
  • Coursework taken within the area of biological sciences can be applied to only one major.
  • Students seeking a second baccalaureate in biological sciences typically complete the same course requirements as do students seeking the first baccalaureate. These courses include the major area of study requirements, the additional requirements, the upper-level writing-intensive course, and the calculus competency. Students must meet with the school director to finalize specific degree requirements during the first semester of seeking the second baccalaureate.

Program Recommendations:

  • A student’s choice of degree program and curriculum should be determined in consultation with an advisor.

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