College of Science
UTEP's unique geographical and binational location in the Chihuahuan Desert and the Franklin Mountains offers an exciting location to study ecology and evolutionary biology. Graduates of the program are prepared for jobs related to environmental changes associated with human impacts on natural resources. The degree is also a pathway to graduate degrees in biology, conservation biology, zoology, plant science or wildlife management.
Explore in every direction as UTEP is surrounded by biodiverse Chihuahuan Desert habitats
UTEP oversees the 40,000-hectare Indio Mountains Research Station, funded by the National Science Foundation
Research extends beyond the Paso del Norte region to the rainforests of Africa and the Arctic tundra
Associate Professor Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., is passionate about his research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His work has resulted in major discoveries of new frog species and the publication of a book named one of Forbes Magazine’s 10 Best Biology Books of 2017.
Alumni help meet the demand for more trained professionals in ecology and evolutionary biology who can fill jobs as science teachers, educators, and in government positions at agencies such as the National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
UTEP offers grants and scholarships that may cover your entire tuition.
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