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 4 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 History3
EVST 250
Narratives of Nature and Culture
EVST 259
Environmental History of the United States
PHI 244
Environmental Ethics
RST 347
Area 4: Social Science3
ABEC 405
Biocultural Diversity Conservation in Costa Rica
EVST 235
Environmental Policy
SOC 234
Environment and Society

 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.