Montana State University

Department Courselist

 

ALL COURSES OFFERED THROUGH THE ECOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Click to link to catalog descriptions: Biology or WILD

Additional Biology Courses are offered through these Departments: Plant Sicences and Plant Pathology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Earth Science, Microbiology, and Cell Biology and Neuroscience .

These course rubrics are effective for the Spring 2012 schedule of classes and the 2012-14 catalog.
All F&WL rubrics have become WILD and graduate BIOL are now BIOE.

Requirements for Admission to Upper Division Courses in Biology

For admission to upper division (numbered 300 or higher) Biology (BIOB, BIOE, BIOO, BIOM) and Fish and Wildlife Management (WILD) courses, students must have completed at least 45 total university credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses and have also earned a "C-"or better for any prerequisite courses.  Limited exceptions may be made by consent of instructor. Any student who obtains enrollment in an upper division biology course without satisfying these requirements will be required to withdraw from the course.

 


Undergrad Biology | Graduate Biology | Undergrad Fish and Wildlife | Graduate Fish and Wildlife


Undergraduate  Biology Courses

Course #
TITLE
Semester Details
BIOB (Biology-Basic)
BIOB 100IN Organism Function Fall, 3 cr.
BIOB 160 Molecular & Cellular Biology (LAB ONLY) Fall, Spring
BIOB 170IN Principles of Biological Diversity Fall, Spring, 4 cr.
BIOB 497 Educational Methods: Biology Fall, Spring, 2 cr.
BIOB 480 Conservation Genetics Fall, 3 cr.
  BIOE (Biology-Ecology)  
BIOE 103CS Environmental Science & Society Fall, 3 cr.
BIOE 290R Undergraduate Research: Ecology Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-6 cr.
BIOE 291 Special Topics: Ecology Fall, Spring, 2-4 cr.
BIOE 370 General Ecology Spring, 3 cr.
BIOE 375 Ecological Responses to Climate Change Spring, 3 cr.
BIOE 405 Behavioral & Evolutionary Ecology Spring, 3 cr.
BIOE 408 Rocky Mountain Vegetation Fall, 2 cr.
BIOE 416 Alpine Ecology Summer, 3 cr.
BIOE 420 Field Ornithology Summer, 3 cr.
BIOE 421 Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology Summer, 3 cr.
BIOE 428 Freshwater Ecology Fall, 3 cr.
BIOE 427RN Aquatic Field Ecology Fall, 2 cr.
BIOE 375 Ecological Responses to Climate Change Spring, 3 cr.
BIOE 440R Conservation Biology Fall, 3 cr.
BIOE 445 Macroecology Spring, 3 cr.
BIOE 455 Plant Ecology Spring, 3 cr.
BIOE 490R Undergraduate Research: Ecology Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-6 cr.
BIOE 491 Special Topics: Ecology Special
BIOE 492 Independent Study: Ecology Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-6 cr.
BIOE 494 Seminar Fall, Spring, 1 cr.
BIOE 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone Spring, 2 cr.
  BIOO (Biology-Organismal)  
BIOO 230 I.D. of Seed Plants Spring, 4 cr.
BIOO 412 Animal Physiology Fall, 3 cr.
BIOO 415 Ichthyology Spring, 3 cr.
BIOO 475 Mammalogy Fall, 3 cr.
BIOO 470 Ornithology Spring, 3 cr.

Graduate  Biology Courses

Course #
TITLE
Semester Details
  Ecology Faculty  
BIOL 503 Paleobiology On Demand, 3 cr.
BIOE 504 Quantitative Biology On Demand, 3 cr.
BIOE 505 Environmental Analysis On Demand, 3 cr.
BIOE 506 Population Dynamics On Demand, 3 cr.
BIOE 515 Landscape Ecology and Management Fall, odd numbered years, 3 cr.
BIOE 516 Terrestrial Ecology of the Northern Rocky Mtns. Summer (MSSE)
BIOE 518 Parameter Estimation for Ecological Models On Demand, 3 cr.
BIOE 521 Conservation Biology Fall, 3 cr.
BIOE 524 Frontiers in Landscape Ecology Fall, even numbered years, 3 cr.
BIOE 525 Research Methods and the Scientific Process Fall, 3 cr.
BIOE 532 Physiological Plant Ecology Fall, odd numbered years, 3 cr
BIOE 533 Physiological Plant Ecology Lab On Demand, 1 cr.
BIOE 534 Vegetation Ecology Fall, even numbered years, 3 cr.
BIOE 540 Analysis of Ecological Communities Fall, odd numbered years, 3 cr.
BIOE 542 Community Ecology Spring, odd numbered years, 3 cr.
BIOE 548 Conservation Genetics Fall, 3 cr.
BIOE 554 Foundations in Ecology and Managment Fall, 1 cr.
BIOE 555 Communication in Ecological Sciences Spring, 1 cr.
  Multi-department Instructors  
BIOE 575 Research or Professional Paper/Project On Demand, 1-4 cr.
BIOE 590 Master's Thesis Master's standing, 1-10 cr.
BIOE 591 Special Topics On Demand, 1-3 cr.
BIOE 592 Independent Study On Demand, 1-3 cr.
BIOE 594 Seminar On Demand, 1 cr.
BIOE 690 Doctoral Thesis Doctoral standing, 1-10 cr.

Undergraduate  Fish and Wildlife Courses

Course #
TITLE
Semester Details
WILD 201 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Fall, 1 cr.
WILD 301 Principles of Fish & Wildlife Management Spring, 3 cr.
WILD 373 Wildlife Techniques Spring, 3 cr.
WILD 401RN Fish & Wildlife Topics (Capstone) Spring, 2 cr.
WILD 490 Undergraduate Research Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-6 cr.
WILD 491 Special Topics Special
WILD 492 Independent Study On Demand, 1-3 cr.
WILD 498 Internship Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-3 cr.

Graduate Fish and Wildlife Courses  

Course #
TITLE
Semester Details
WILD 501 Applied Population Ecology Spring, 3 cr.
WILD 502 Analysis of Population & Habitat Data Fall, odd numbered years, 3 cr.
WILD 504 Wildlife-Habitat Relationships Spring, TBA, 3 cr.
WILD 510 Fisheries Science Spring, even numbered years, 3 cr.
WILD 513 Fisheries Habitat Management Fall, even numbered years, 3 cr.
WILD 525 Human Dimensions of F&WL Management Spring, even numbered years, 3 cr.
WILD 548 Research Perspectives Spring, 2 cr.
WILD 575 Research or Professional Paper/Project On Demand, 1-4 cr.
WILD 591 Special Topics Special