Hear from students about the program.

What am I going to learn?

I will learn about:

  • Ecological theory
  • Basic science and environmental biology
  • Applied ecology
  • How to address complex environmental issues through the lens of biology
  • Selected topics in four theme areas:
    • Environmental contamination
    • Ecological processes from genes to landscapes
    • Biodiversity conservation and management
    • Phylogeny and field identification of plants or animals

What experiences will I have?

  • I will learn about real world issues, and will complete a community-based learning project with a nongovernmental organization or another organization outside of campus in the capstone course.
  • I will gain practical experience in the lab or in the field.
  • I will learn about and develop skills in computer modelling.

What can I do with this after I graduate?

  • I can work in population modelling
  • I can work as a conservation biologist
  • I can work as a government biologist
  • I can use this degree as a stepping stone to the Registered Professional Biologist certification
  • I can work in wildlife conservation and management
  • I can work in plant restoration and remediation
  • I can work in invasive plant management
  • I can use this degree to lead to further studies in veterinary medicine, medicine, or graduate studies

What lens will I use to see the world?

  • I will be a biologist with curiosity about the natural world.
  • I will be interested in getting on the ground and looking at how organisms function in their natural environment.

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Dr. Jeff Hudson
Undergraduate Chair - Environmental Biology Program