Topics of Study
In this program, you will study relationships and interactions of small-scale biological systems, such as organisms, to each other, to complex systems, and to physical and other aspects of their environments. This major includes environmental and conservation biology. Instruction includes ecosystem resilience, community and habitat dynamics, environmental science, and forest and wildlife biology. You will learn about natural history of living populations, genomic evolution, global environmental change, and ecosystem science and management.
- A bachelor's degree will qualify for some entry-level jobs, such as a research assistant or secondary teacher.
- A master's degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research and for jobs in management.
- A doctoral degree is usually required for work in higher education, independent research, and for advancement to administrative positions in research.
- Graduates of this major find positions in various branches of medicine, business, research, and science.