Biology: Ecology, Biodiversity, and Evolutionary Biology, BS

This program is offered by the Biology Department

Program Description

In this specialization, students will develop an understanding of the processes that influence relationships among organisms and interactions with their environments through regular coursework and individual research projects. This program will prepare students for careers with government agencies, such as conservation, fisheries, wildlife management, and forestry departments, as well as non-governmental organizations, environmental education groups, and the environmental industry. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate studies in fields such as ecology, evolution, animal behavior, natural resource management, or marine and aquatic biology.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved.
  2. Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.
  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
  4. Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.
  5. Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.