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Ecology Minor at Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!


From the Catawba College website, 2023: “Positively Impact Ecosystems By Studying Organisms & Their Environmental Relationships. Catawba College’s new minor in Ecology is designed for students interested in applying ecological concepts and theories to address real-world concerns. Study the complex challenges associated with a wide variety of important issues like environmental conservation and restoration, water quality, biodiversity, and climate change.



“Through foundational biology courses, you and your Ecology minor classmates will demonstrate your skills and knowledge in the scientific method by conducting experiments, analyzing data, and interpreting your results. You will then build upon these skills, applying the scientific method to ecological systems and expanding your knowledge and ecological areas of specific interest through electives. Courses in the minor include Behavioral Ecology, Field Botany, Vertebrate Ecology, and Ornithology.


“In addition to completing challenging courses, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct an in-depth research experience. You’ll also be encouraged to acquire professional skills and resume-building experience during an internship with organizations such as the Land Trust for Central North Carolina, the Natural Resources Conservation, Horizons Unlimited Education Center, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and many others.


“Outdoor Laboratory: Use our campus as your first outdoor laboratory as you conduct field studies and roam our 189-acre ecological preserve located in Catawba’s back yard.


“Scholarships: Incoming freshmen students in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences may be offered an Environmental scholarship upon acceptance to the College.


“Undergraduate Research: Conduct and present your own environmental research by doing an Independent Study and presenting at local and regional symposiums.”


Catawba College is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):



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