Field Ecology Option in Biology

B.S. in Biology with Field Ecology Option

Graduate in Three Years spending summers at Glacier Park and Flathead Lake

 

FLBS Field Ecology at St. Mary's Lake, Glacier Park

The "Field Ecology" curriculum allows students to earn their undergraduate degree in Biology in as few as three years by taking summer courses at the Bio Station. Field Ecology option coursework includes four courses total: Landscape Ecology, Conservation Ecology and either the Aquatic (Lake/Stream) or Terrestrial (Alpine/Forest) Ecology emphasis.

For students who plan their FLBS courses carefully, UM offers two paths to accelerate a Biology degree. Two example plans include:  

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3 Year Plan

Over two summers at FLBS, complete:

  • Terrestrial emphasis
    BIOE 416 - Alpine Ecology and 
    BIOE 458 - Forest Ecology
    or
  • Aquatic emphasis
    BIOE 439 - Stream Ecology and 
    BIOE 453 - Lake Ecology
plus

  • BIOE 342 - Field Ecology
  • BIOE 440 - Conservtion Ecology
  • BIOE 458 - Forest Ecology
  • BIOL 492 - Seminars in Ecology
  • Plus 6 upper division elective credits
    Total: 24 credits
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3 1/2 Year Plan

During one summer at FLBS, complete:

  • Terrestrial emphasis
    BIOE 416 - Alpine Ecology and
    BIOE 458 - Forest Ecology
    or
  • Aquatic emphasis
    BIOE 439 - Stream Ecology and
    BIOE 453 - Lake Ecology
plus

  • BIOE 440 - Conservation Ecology
  • BIOE 451 - Landscape Ecology
  • BIOL 492 - Seminars in Ecology
    Total: 13 credits
 

 

Additional Field Ecology degree requirements and courses may be completed on the main UM campus.

For more information, visit the UM-DBS Field Ecology program page

 
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