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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Resource Biology, A.S.

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This program includes areas in Environmental Biology, Forestry, Resource Management, and Wildlife Management. The program of Natural Resource Biology provides coursework concerning ecological communities, plant and animal studies, and Geographic Information Systems. The courses required in this program parallel those found at four-year institutions and should transfer without difficulty. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C” or better to meet program requirements. Transfer courses are designed to aid students in completing their four-year degrees. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits

Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Total Core Courses: 24 Credits

Core Electives

Students must take 6-8 credits from the following list of approved courses. BIOL 2465  can be taken multiple times, but only 2 credits will apply to this section.

Total Core Electives: 6-8 Credits

Recommended Transfer and General Electives

Transfer and General Electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Track I and Track II courses are designed to fulfill degree requirements at different four-year institutions.

Track II

Students pursuing careers in the management or administration of natural resources should follow Track II.

General Electives for either Track

Total Transfer and General Electives: up to 7 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60

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