Ecology and environmental biology encompass the entire hierarchy of biological organization from molecules and cells to communities and ecosystems. We offer a wide range of courses in ecology, evolution, genetics, behavior, physiology, and natural history. We provide opportunities to study ecological and evolutionary processes across marine, terrestrial, and freshwater environments. The ecology and environmental biology concentration, therefore, provides a holistic perspective of the biological sciences.
This degree program is designed to provide students with a rigorous background in the biological sciences; additional coursework in chemistry, mathematics, and physics maximizes career options. The program is well suited for students who intend to pursue graduate study in the biological sciences (e.g., ecology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, etc.). It also prepares students to function effectively in a variety of technical field and laboratory settings.
Students intending to apply to a professional program in medical, dental, or veterinary sciences are encouraged to consider the B.S., Biology, Pre-professional Concentration.
Criteria for Admission to Program
Students pursuing a degree in biology are officially admitted to the program upon satisfying the following criteria:
2.0 GPA for all university work completed at time of admission to program.
Grades of C or better in the following core courses: