Applied Ecology (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
The minor in Applied Ecology is intended for students interested in applying ecological concepts and principles to solving real-world problems. Students with expertise in applied ecology will be well equipped to address local and global challenges associated with a wide variety of important issues such as water quantity and quality, natural resource management, environmental conservation and restoration, climate change, and maintenance of biodiversity. To receive a minor in Applied Ecology students will be required to complete challenging courses and an in-depth research experience.
For admission, students should first complete BIO 181 Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity and PB 360 Ecology with letter grades of C-. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.
More information can be found on the Applied Ecology Minor website.
Administration of the Minor
Department of Applied Ecology
126 David Clark Laboratory
SIS Code: 11AECM
For admission, students should first complete BIO 181 Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity and AEC 360 Ecology with letter grades of C- or better before contacting the Minor Coordinator.
- All letter-graded courses must be completed with a C or better.
|Special Topics in Applied Ecology|
|Introduction to Fisheries Science|
|Biology of Fishes|
|Advanced Special Topics in Applied Ecology|
|Water Resources: Global Issues in Ecology, Policy, Management, and Advocacy|
|Field Ecology and Methods|
|Introduction to Agroecology|
|An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping|
|Insects and Human Disease|
|Wildlife Habitat Management|
|Conservation of Natural Resources|
|Fisheries Techniques and Management|
|Coastal Ecology and Management|
|Urban Wildlife Management|
|Tropical Wildlife Ecology|
|Principles of Wildlife Science|
|The World of Horticulture: Principles and Practices|
|Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials|
|Ornamental Plant Identification I|
|Ornamental Plant Identification II|
|Environmental Issues in Water Resources|
|Introduction to Oceanography|
|Introduction to Coastal Environments|
|Introduction to Coastal Environments Laboratory|
|Ecology of coastal Resources|
|Natural Resource Measurements|
|Humans and the Environment|
|International Sustainable Resource Use|
|Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology|
|Plants and Civilization|
|Rare Plants of North Carolina|
|Introduction to Plant Biotechnology|
|External Learning Experience in Applied Ecology|
|Internal Learning Experience in Applied Ecology|