Ecology • Field Technician • Naturalist • Environmental Consulting • and more
Life is filled with change and interaction: organisms interact with other organisms of the same and different species, populations and communities are established and go extinct, and all living things must interact with the physical environment. Ecology and Environmental Biology students are preparing for careers where they will help to monitor, study and understand how the world works by learning specific principles, skills and techniques for ecology and field biology.
Students interested in environmental research in an academic setting or with state or federal agencies should consider this concentration. Those interested in the growing fields of environmentally responsible green industry and technology may also find this concentration appealing.
|Curriculum Component||Courses Required *|
|Required Support Courses - Foundation for biological studies||
CHEM 121-122; either 341 or 310-319
|Biology Requirements - General and focused studies in biological sciences||
CORE: BIOL 130, 140, 331, 336, 337, 391, and either 410 or 411
|Electives - Courses for deeper exploration of the discipline or exploring related areas||
14 hours selected from upper-division courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, recommended from the following courses: BIOL 418, 444, 475; BOT 302, 303, 305, 306, 431, 432; PLSC 341; SOIL 430; ZOOL 315, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328, 440, 441, 442, 443
* Students must earn a C or better in all required and elective courses
Programs of Study
The Biology Department has several different programs of study available.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
As a student, the best way to get involved is to get to know the faculty, learn their interests, and find out more about their research programs.