As of Spring 2022, the Ecology course of study has been consolidated and is now represented within the Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (EECB) bachelor of science degree. For students who may be following these paths, advisors are always available to support your understanding and progress in these degrees.
This program offers a flexible but rigorous plan of study in the plant and animal sciences for students interested in ecology, natural history, conservation and population biology; students interested in entomology, botany or zoology may also find this concentration appropriate. The B.S. in Ecology is suited for students preparing for a variety of careers, such as research, environmental consulting, conservation and sustainability.
Why choose a career in Ecology: Ecologists are systems level biologists who study organisms and the environment around them, examining relationships and interactions between wildlife, plant life and the surrounding geography. A myriad of opportunities, such as park naturalist, restoration ecologist, natural resource manager, will allow you to work in the field and outdoors. Having said that, ecologists also spend a lot of time in laboratories and offices, analyzing their findings and writing reports.