Ecology, Behavior and Evolution Major


The major in ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR AND EVOLUTION (EBE) studies the relationships among living beings, their patterns of behavior and the forces that influence their evolution. Students in the EBE major usually pursue careers in field research and academia. This is also a popular major for Pre-Veterinary students.

Students in the EBE major are required to participate in either the Field Biology Quarter (FBQ) or the Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ). The field quarters provide undergraduates with the opportunity to live the life of a biological researcher. Under the guidance of department faculty and graduate assistants, the students design their own research projects, reside and collect data at a field station, conduct experiments to test their hypotheses, and present their work at the end of the quarter. Moreover, some of our undergraduates have had their research published in major peer-reviewed journals.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS


Sample Schedule EBE Major: Freshman Admit

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Math 3A/31A (4) or LS 30A (5)
Chem 14A* (4)
EngComp 3 (5)
Fiat Lux 19 (1)

*Students may also choose to take the Chem 20-/30-series.
Math 3B/31B (4) or LS 30B (5)
Chem 14B (4)
Chem 14BL* (3)
GE (5)
Fiat Lux 19 (1)

*Some students opt to take Chem 14B and 14BL together. This is not required.
Math 3C/32A (4) or Stats 13 (5)
Chem 14BL* (3) or
Chem 14C (4)
LS 1 (5)

*If a student does not take Chem 14BL with Chem 14B, then Chem 14BL should not be taken with Chem 14C.
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
Chem 14C (4)
Physics 6A (5)
Stats 13 (5)
SRP 99** (2)
**Begin research.
Chem 14D (4)
Physics 6B (5)
LS 2 (4)
SRP 99 (2) or 199 (2-4)

**Continue research.
Phys 6C (5)
LS 3 (4)
LS 23L (2)
SRP 99 (2) or 199 (2-4)
**Continue research.
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
LS 4 (5)
EBE Category: EEB 100 (4)
Non-major UD* (4)

Begin Upper Division (UD) Major Requirements

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam

*Could be research.
UD Major
UD Major

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam

*Continue research
UD Major
UD Major
GE-UD (5)

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam

*Continue research
Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam and/or

•Research
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
UD Major
GE-UD (5)
GE- UD (5)

*Could be research.
Field Biology Quarter (FBQ) UD Major
GE-UD (5)
GE-UD (5)
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!


Sample Schedule EBE Major: Transfer Admit

Fall Winter Spring Summer
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5) [as needed]

EBE Category: EEB 100 (4)
Non-major UD (4)
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5) [as needed]
*Begin research:
SRP 99 (2)
Note: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units before SRP 99 can be added.

UD Major
UD Major

**Study/Take Entrance Exams
LS Core Curriculum Class(es)
(3-5) [as needed]
*Continue research

UD Major
UD Major

**Study/Take Entrance Exams
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!

*Continue research
**Study/Take Entrance Exams
Fall Winter Spring Summer
UD Major
Non-major UD*

*May be research
Field Biology Quarter (FBQ)

FBQ may also be completed in Spring Quarter, if offered.

EBE majors may also use the Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ) to fulfill the field quarter requirement.
UD Major
Non-major UD
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!

For requirements for previous years, and changes to the requirements, click here