Minor Requirements

Thinking of an Ecology minor?

Students interested in an Ecology Minor should contact the program chair. An application form used by the program chair to notify the Graduate School of a student's intent to declare a minor is available from the Program Office


Master's students

Six credits are required for an M.S. Minor in Ecology. All 6 credits must be met by selecting one course from two of the three Core Areas. See the list of required courses

Ph.D. students

15 credits are required for a Ph.D. Minor in Ecology. A Ph.D. student must take one course from each of the three Core Areas; the additional credits should be ecologically-oriented courses and are selected in consultation with the chair of the Ecology program. See the list of required courses.

All students

Coursework for a minor is in addition to coursework for a major; you cannot select courses in your major as courses to fulfill the minor requirements. For example, a student whose major is Wildlife and Fisheries Science and who wishes to minor in Ecology cannot use Wildlife and Fisheries Science courses for the Ecology minor.