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The major in Environmental Biology is a focused course of study intended for students who are interested in conservation biology, environmental preservation, human health, education, and public policy. Our diverse faculty offer engaging, student-centered courses with ample opportunities for hands-on learning in the lab and field in addition to research and study abroad programming in Ecuador, Australia, and Scandinavia, for example. Students are encouraged to join our labs, where they can develop a wide range of skills and expertise in areas including coastal, aquatic, tropical and disease ecology. The major will prepare students who are interested in seeking employment with environmental agencies of federal, state, and municipal governments or non-governmental organizations, and in private industry, including environmental economics and environmental consulting firms. The program also may appeal to individuals planning to enter the field of environmental law. Global Change Biology and Conservation Biology are required electives for the ENVB major.
The major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is one of two majors offered by the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to undergraduate students. The Department also offers a major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
EBIO 5970, 5971 - Capstone Research Seminars
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing and major in EEBI or ENVB.
Students attend departmental research seminars and meet to discuss contemporary topics in ecology and evolutionary biology. Career development is also considered in the course. Completion of EBIO 5970 (writing intensive) or 5971 (non-writing intensive) satisfies the capstone requirement in the major.
For more information about courses offered by EE Biology, review the University Catalog.