EEB Bachelor of Science (B.S)
The new Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) undergraduate degree is designed for students preparing for careers or advanced degrees in such fields as ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics, zoology, plant science, conservation biology, or wildlife management. The 24 semester hours of required coursework offer students opportunities in topics such as introduction to research, desert ecology and population genetics. Sixteen courses are part of the formal degree plan, while many other electives can be applied.
The program is directed by Elizabeth Walsh, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences and director of the EEB program that includes 13 biology faculty members. This degree program was created to meet the demand for more trained professionals in ecology and evolutionary biology that 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. In addition, one of the fastest-growing job sectors is related to environmental changes associated with human impacts on natural resources. The degree is also a gateway to advanced degrees such as master’s and doctoral programs in EEB, biology, conservation biology, and others.
Students interested in the program can view degree requirements here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For current students that are Biology majors with a concentration in EEB
You can now obtain a B.S in EEB by transferring to the new degree plan. This is recommended, with the benefits including:
- Your diploma will better reflect your career path
- New courses that are specifically designed to help you obtain skills need for a successful career in EEB
- Better fit & more competitive when applying for internships, REU positions, & graduate programs in EEB