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.