Conservation Minor

The conservation minor is designed for students who want to expand their experience in conservation biology, education, and ecology to prepare for conservation-related careers.

The conservation minor consists of 6 courses.

Choose 2 of the following conservation courses:6
BIO 322
Conservation Biology
ABEC 333
Conservation Behavior
ABEC 335
Conservation Education
Choose at least one class from each of the following 3 areas (labs either required or optional):
Area 1: Skills3-4
SOC 315
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the Social Sciences
BIO 320
Field Ecology
ABEC 335
Conservation Education 1
ABEC 404
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Africa
Internship in Conservation
ABEC 491
Internship 1 (must take 491C)
ABEC 492
Internship 2 (must take 492C)
EVST 498
Area 2: Applications3-4
ABEC 333
Conservation Behavior 1
ABEC 341
Urban Ecology
ABEC 347
Avian Conservation and Management
BIO 322
Conservation Biology 1
BIO 375
Community Ecology
BIO 378
BIO 406
Population and Conservation Genetics
Area 3: Conservation & Society3
EVST 250
Narratives of Nature and Culture
EVST 259
Environmental History of the United States
PHI 244
Environmental Ethics
RST 347
EVST 235
Environmental Policy
SOC 234
Environment and Society
Choose one additional elective from any of the 3 areas3

 Can be taken as a track if not taken as one of the required courses.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.