"Devoting an entire quarter to research, we were able to get a solid understanding of field research that would not have been possible in a typical classroom setting."
Welcome to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology! Are you curious about the world around you? Do you ever wonder why animals and other living organisms react to certain stimuli the way they do? Are you interested in behavior, biodiversity, ecology, conservation biology, evolution, marine biology, plant biology, paleobiology, physiology or tropical biology?
If you have any interest in any of the topics listed above, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers many opportunities to satisfy your curiosity. Our undergraduate students engage in a wide variety of research projects and learning experiences which explore these areas and disciplines. Our students have traveled to Africa, South and Central America, and French Polynesia, among other locations, to conduct research and to experience life as a field or marine biologist. Many of our students have gone on to become successful figures in U.S. government, in the medical and health care field, as well as in the world of academia.
Come explore what the Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology have to offer!
- Biology: The Biology major can be designed by students to include courses from various life and physical science departments.
- Ecology, Behavior and Evolution (EBE): EBE majors study the relationships among living beings, their patterns of behavior and the forces that influence their evolution.
- Marine Biology: Marine Biology majors focus on the study of marine organisms and their environment.
- Conservation Biology Minor: The minor seeks to provide students with a greater depth of experience and understanding of the role that science can play in developing conservation policy.
- Specialization in Computing: Students in any of these four majors may also choose to complete a Specialization in Computing.