Research Quarters

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department offers a unique research opportunity to students looking to take their classroom studies directly into the field. There are three types of programs available for students:

The research quarters take place in locations all over the world, as well as some quarters being featured at UC Reserve locations in California.

Each one of our programs can fulfill requirements for all three of our majors and Conservation Biology minor:

Biology Major:

  • FBQ, MBQ, or FMBQ
    • One (1) laboratory course, Two (2) EEB Upper Division Electives, One (1) Life Science Upper Division Elective (total 16 units)

Ecology, Behavior, Evolution Major:

  • FBQ, MBQ, or FMBQ
    • Field Quarter requirement (total 16 units)

Marine Biology Major:

  • MBQ or FMBQ:
    • Field Quarter requirement (total 16 units)

Conservation Biology Minor:

    • Upper Division Elective Courses (total 16 units)

In an effort to be mindful of cost towards participation, the department has scholarships available for student participants to apply for to help reduce the total cost of the research quarter. The EEB Undergraduate Counselor that leads each research quarter will disseminate the scholarship information to all student participants for each program once a complete roster is confirmed.