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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor

Effective Fall 2018

Exclusions:

Students who elect a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology, Biology, Health, and Society (formerly known as General Biology), Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry. They may also not elect a minor in Biology or Plant Biology.

The minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is not recommended for students interested in graduate work in the biological sciences.

Advising

Students are advised by a combination of Undergraduate Biology Office staff and faculty department advisors. Advising topics include investigating majors, declaring a major, course planning, research and Honors, major releases, graduate school and career advice. Students who are interested in the EEB major or minor should consult a general advisor during the freshman year, and are strongly encouraged to meet with a department advisor early in their academic career, but no later than the second term of their sophomore year. It is not necessary to complete every prerequisite before declaring a major. To make an appointment, go to the Program in Biology website at http://lsa.umich.edu/biology/undergraduates/advising.html.

Grade Policies

Total Credits and GPA Requirement for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor:

Minimum 15 cr. in Minor

Minimum 2.0 GPA in Minor

GPA is calculated from all mandatory prerequisites, all courses used for minor requirements, and all courses in BIOLOGY, EEB, and MCDB.

Prerequisites

Introductory Biology Sequence:

Choose Sequence A, B, or C:

  1. BIOLOGY 171, BIOLOGY 172 or 174, & BIOLOGY 173; or
  2. BIOLOGY 195 (AP/IB) & BIOLOGY 173; or
  3. BIOLOGY 191 (transfer credit), BIOLOGY 192, & BIOLOGY 173

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

Core Courses:
Select at least two of the three courses listed. (Courses with an asterisk (*) may overlap with the lab requirement.)

  • Ecology: BIOLOGY 281 or EEB 381*
  • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305
  • Evolution: EEB 390, 391, or 392*

Laboratory/Field Course:
(This requirement may OVERLAP with other minor reqs.)

  • Choose one laboratory/field course from the following: BIOLOGY 207, 226, 230, 252, 255, 288; EEB 300*, 313, 320, 321, 330, 341, 348, 372, 381, 392, 400*, 405, 416, 431, 433, 436, 441, 443, 450, 451, 453, 455, 457, 459, 463, 468, 477, 482, 483, 486, 489, 493, 556; MCDB 300*, 306, 308, 400*, 416, 419, 423, 424, 429
    *EEB/MCDB 300 or 400 (Independent Research), elected for a minimum of 3 credits in a single term, may be used to fulfill a lab requirement. (3 credit max applies; see CONSTRAINTS below)

Biodiversity Course:
(Courses with an asterisk (*) may overlap with the lab requirement)

  • Choose one course: BIOLOGY 207*, 230*, 252*, 255*, 256, 288*; EEB 330*, 341*, 380 (F17), 420, 431*, 433*, 436*, 440, 442*, 443*, 450*, 451*, 453*, 457*, 468*, 470, 486*, 556*

Additional Courses:
Choose additional specific EEB courses, to reach 15 minor credit hours.

  • BIOLOGY 241, BIOLOGY 299, EEB 301, EEB 302, EEB 800, and non-specific (departmental) transfer courses are EXCLUDED

 

Constraints

  • Prerequisites, introductory science courses, and non-specific (departmental) transfer courses are excluded from the 15 cr. required for the minor.
  • A maximum of three credits of independent research (BIOLOGY 200, EEB/MCDB 300, or EEB/MCDB 400) may be counted toward the minor.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Minor) (Winter 2016 - Summer 2018)

Effective Winter 2016

Exclusions:

Students who elect a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology, Biology, Health, and Society (formerly known as General Biology), Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry. They may also not elect a minor in Biology or Plant Biology.

The minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is not recommended for students interested in graduate work in the biological sciences.

Advising

Students are advised by a combination of Undergraduate Biology Office staff and faculty department advisors. Advising topics include investigating majors, declaring a major, course planning, research and Honors, major releases, graduate school and career advice. Students who are interested in the EEB major or minor should consult a general advisor during the freshman year, and are strongly encouraged to meet with a department advisor early in their academic career, but no later than the second term of their sophomore year. It is not necessary to complete every prerequisite before declaring a major. To make an appointment, go to the Program in Biology website at http://lsa.umich.edu/biology/undergraduates/advising.html.

Grade Policies

Total Credits and GPA Requirement for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor:

Minimum 15 cr. in Minor

Minimum 2.0 GPA in Minor

GPA is calculated from all mandatory prerequisites, all courses used for minor requirements, and all courses in BIOLOGY, EEB, and MCDB.

Prerequisites

Introductory Biology Sequence:

Choose Sequence A or B:

  1. BIOLOGY 171, 172 or 174, & 173; or,
  2. BIOLOGY 195 (AP) & 173

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

Core Courses:
Select at least two of the three courses listed. (Courses with an asterisk (*) may overlap with the lab requirement.)

  • Ecology: BIOLOGY 281 or EEB 381*
  • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305
  • Evolution: EEB 390, 391, or 392*

Laboratory/Field Course:
(This requirement may OVERLAP with other minor reqs.)

  • Choose one laboratory/field course from the following: BIOLOGY 207, 226, 230, 252, 255, 288; EEB 300*, 313, 320, 321, 330, 341, 348, 372, 381, 392, 400*, 405, 416, 431, 433, 436, 441, 442 (only through SU17), 443, 450, 451, 453, 455, 457, 459, 463, 468, 477, 482, 483, 486, 489, 493, 556; MCDB 300*, 306, 308, 400*, 416, 419, 423, 424, 429
    *EEB/MCDB 300 or 400 (Independent Research), elected for a minimum of 3 credits in a single term, may be used to fulfill a lab requirement. (3 credit max applies; see CONSTRAINTS below)

Biodiversity Course:
(Courses with an asterisk (*) may overlap with the lab requirement)

  • Choose one course: BIOLOGY 207*, 230*, 252*, 255*, 256, 288*; EEB 330*, 341*, 380 (F17), 420, 431*, 433*, 436*, 440, 442*, 443*, 450*, 451*, 453*, 457*, 459*, 463*, 468*, 470, 486*, 556*

Additional Courses:
Choose additional specific EEB courses, to reach 15 minor credit hours.

  • BIOLOGY 241, BIOLOGY 262, BIOLOGY 299 (only if elected Winter 2019 or later), EEB 301, EEB 302, EEB 800, and non-specific (departmental) transfer courses are EXCLUDED

 

Constraints

  • Prerequisites, introductory science courses, and non-specific (departmental) transfer courses are excluded from the 15 cr. required for the minor.
  • A maximum of three credits of independent research (BIOLOGY 200, EEB/MCDB 300, or EEB/MCDB 400) may be counted toward the minor.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor (Fall 2008-Fall 2015)

The minor trains biologists interested in the origins and complex interactions of the earth's biodiversity and ecosystems with both the fundamental knowledge in these areas and the basic skills of scientific  inquiry. The minor covers the material of the major to a lesser depth for students who wish to supplement a major in another area with additional biological expertise.

Effective Fall 2008 - Fall 2015

Exclusions: Students who elect a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology, General Biology, Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry. They may also not elect a minor in Biology, Program in the Environment, Plant Biology, or Global Change.

The minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is not recommended for students interested in graduate work in the biological sciences.

Prerequisites to the Minor

 BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and 173.

Requirements for the Minor

15 credits at the 200-level and above (Students who took BIOLOGY 162 or 163, or students with AP credit for BIOLOGY 162 must take 18 credits), distributed as follows:

  1. Core courses: Two courses chosen from the following three areas:
    1. Ecology: BIOLOGY 281 or EEB 381
    2. Genetics: BIOLOGY 305
    3. Evolution: EEB (BIOLOGY) 390;  or EEB 392* (UMBS) (effective Winter 2016, retroactive to Fall 2008)
  2. Elective courses in EEB to bring minor credits to at least 15 (18 for students who took BIOLOGY 162 or 163, or students with AP credit for BIOLOGY 162).
    • At least one course must have a biodiversity focus (see list of approved courses, above)
    • At least one course must include a lab. EEB 300 or 400, elected for three credits, may be used to satisfy this requirement. A maximum of three credits in undergraduate research credits can be applied to the minor in EEB. Three credits of independent research must be completed in one term to satisfy a laboratory requirement.
    • Attendance at a residential field station is encouraged

Multiple requirements may be satisfied by one course.