Biological Sciences—Environmental Biology Major
Environmental biology B.A. is a major in biological sciences that provides students with a foundation in basic and organismal biology, and training in the social sciences. Students study the ecology, evolution, behavior, and natural history of animals, along with plant biology, geography, geology, philosophy, and political science. The environmental biology track is designed to serve students who are interested in natural resource management, public policy, law, or who wish to enter graduate programs in environmental studies. Students who complete this curriculum also must complete the requirement for the undergraduate Environmental Studies Certificate. Students should consider a minor in geography or environmental health sciences.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The environmental biology track is designed to serve students who are interested in natural resource management, public policy, law or who wish to enter graduate programs in environmental studies. Students with a degree in environmental biology can secure positions with employers such as the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, in the area of policy and management, or with environmental consulting firms, research laboratories, nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, water treatment plants, zoos, etc.
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The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
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