Office in Wagar Building, Room 114
To declare the interdisciplinary minor in Conservation Biology, visit the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology office in the Wagar Building, Room 114.
Conservation Biology is a scientific discipline and management context that deals with the diversity of life in ecosystems. Humans have tremendous effects on other species and ecosystems on Earth, and Conservation Biology considers these effects, and how our impacts can be altered to sustain diverse and healthy ecosystems.
Conservation Biology encompasses a wide range of biological sciences such as genetics, evolution, and physiology, as well as a wide range of ecological sciences such as biodiversity, competition, predator/prey relations, and long-term dynamics.
This university-wide undergraduate minor addresses contemporary environmental issues that deal with biological diversity and prepares students to play an active role in the maintenance of biological diversity.
The interdisciplinary minor in Conservation Biology in the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU is a minor that can be included with a wide range of majors to form a strong bachelor's degree program.
Effective Fall 2023
Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
|NR 300||Biological Diversity||3|
|SOC 220||Environment, Food, and Social Justice (GT-SS3)||3|
|Select one course from the following: 1||3-4|
|Introduction to Evolution|
|Molecular and General Genetics|
|Principles of Genetics|
|Select 9-10 credits from the following: 2||9-10|
|Tropical Ecology and Evolution|
|Global Change Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation|
|Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography|
or RS 310
|Rangeland and Forest Ecogeography|
|Conservation of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems|
|Conservation and Management of Large Mammals|
|Wildlife Habitat Use and Management|
|American Environmental History|
|Applications in Conservation Planning|
|U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy|
|Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship|
|Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World|
|Program Total Credits:||21|
Select one of the courses listed or any other genetics or evolution course.
Select enough credits to bring program total to a minimum of 21 credits, of which 12 must be upper-division.