Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Program within the Biology Degree

The environmental sciences and natural resources concentration is an extension of our biology program where you have the chance to take additional courses from the environmental curriculum. In the process, you will delve deeper into complex environmental issues by taking interdisciplinary courses that expand your understanding of environmental narratives, scientific perspectives, policies, and sustainability that address environmental issues, and application of environmental solutions. Students completing this concentration can pursue careers in the DNR, local county conservations, the USGS and environmental laboratories.

Students seeking the environmental health major will earn a biology degree that provides a foundation in the study of living organisms — a field that offers a variety of options for graduates. Careers in biology often require research, communication, teamwork, time management, and computer skills. A biology major at Iowa Wesleyan combines scientific and research abilities with critical thinking and communication skills.

Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Concentration Requirements:

Required Courses
Complete all of the following

  • BIO 320 Environmental Science and Natural Resources
  • BIO 323 Phytology
  • BIO 330 Environmental Health
  • BIO 349 Limnology

Complete at least 12 credits from the following courses:

  • BIO 300 Electives
  • SCI 341 Principles of Geology
  • SCI 342 Earth Resources, Cycles & Soils

Biology Requirements:

  • All concentrations are required to complete the core biology classes
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