Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the relationships and interactions across levels of biological organization--genes and genomes, organisms, species, and ecosystems--and how these change over time, including the origins and history of species, the processes by which biodiversity has evolved, and the ecological context in which this evolution takes place. Includes instruction in animal, plant, population, functional, evolutionary, and ecosystem ecology; ecological and evolutionary genetics; molecular evolution; population and conservation biology; animal and plant diversity; biometry; and scientific and research ethics. Is Ecology and Evolutionary Biology the right major for you?
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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major

What Courses Do Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecophysiology
  • Evolutionary Ecology.
  • Geography
  • Paleoecology
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