Ecology Major

Description: A program that focuses on agricultural principles and practices that, over the long term, enhance environmental quality, make efficient use of nonrenewable resources, integrate natural biological cycles and controls, and are economically viable and socially responsible; and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of agricultural and environmental problems. Includes instruction in principles of agroecology, crop and soil sciences, entomology, horticulture, animal science, weed science and management, soil fertility and nutrient cycling, applied ecology, agricultural economics, and rangeland ecology and watershed management. Is Ecology the right major for you?
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Ecology Major

What Courses Do Ecology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Ecology 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.

  • Anatomy
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Soil Science
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