Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, B.S.
In the 21st century, biologists in fields ranging from medicine to global change biology increasingly incorporate ecological and evolutionary ideas in their research. The major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology encourages students to understand and appreciate important linkages between biological disciplines. The major is very broad, including components of evolutionary biology, ecology, and physiology. Faculty interests are also broad and include the evolution of aging, conservation biology, restoration ecology, biogeography, plant and animal population and community ecology, the evolution of infectious disease, evolutionary physiology, behavioral ecology, host-disease interactions, evolutionary genetics, genetics of invasive species, and plant population biology. Following graduation, students will be especially well prepared to enter graduate programs in either ecology or evolution for advanced study. The major also provides the foundation to pursue careers in governmental and non-governmental environmental organizations, as well as professional schools. The Department considers undergraduate experience in research an integral component of a scientific education, and majors are encouraged to participate in BIO SCI 199 , in which they will be mentored by an individual faculty member within the Department.
All students must meet the University Requirements.
All students must meet the School Requirements.
|A. Required Major Courses:|
|BIO SCI E106||Processes in Ecology and Evolution|
|BIO SCI E107||Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology|
|STATS 8||Introduction to Biological Statistics|
|B. Upper-Division Laboratories:|
|BIO SCI E115L||Evolution Laboratory|
|BIO SCI E166L||Field Biology|
|and select one of the following:|
|Developmental and Cell Biology Laboratory|
|Habitats and Organisms|
|Image Analysis in Biological Research|
|Evolution and the Environment Laboratory|
|Biology of Birds Lab|
|Field Freshwater Ecology|
|Molecular Biology Laboratory|
|Experimental Microbiology Laboratory|
|Advanced Immunology Laboratory|
|Advanced Molecular Lab Techniques|
One laboratory can be satisfied with completion of Excellence in Research in the Biological Sciences.
|C. Upper-Division Biology Electives:|
|Select one of the following:|
|Cell, Developmental, and Molecular Biology of Plants|
|Neurobiology and Behavior|
|and select three four-unit courses from the following:|
Double majors within the School of Biological Sciences or with Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, Nursing Science, or Pharmaceutical Sciences are not permitted.
|BIO SCI 93||BIO SCI 94||BIO SCI E1062|
|CHEM 1A||CHEM 1B||CHEM 1C- 1LC|
|Lower-Division Writing1||Lower-Division Writing1||Lower-Division Writing1|
|BIO SCI 2A|
|BIO SCI 97||BIO SCI 98||BIO SCI 99|
|CHEM 51A||CHEM 51B- 51LB||CHEM 51C- 51LC|
|MATH 5A||MATH 5B||STATS 8|
|BIO SCI 194S|
|BIO SCI E107||U-D Bio. Sci. elective||BIO SCI E115L|
|PHYSICS 3A||PHYSICS 3B- 3LB||PHYSICS 3C- 3LC|
|Bio. Sci. research||Bio. Sci. research||U-D Bio. Sci. elective|
|BIO SCI 100||General Education||Bio. Sci. research|
|BIO SCI E166L||U-D Bio. Sci. elective||U-D Bio. Sci. elective|
|U-D Lab||Bio. Sci. research||General Education|
|Bio.Sci. research||General Education||Bio. Sci. research|