Biological Sciences

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (Formerly Ecology)

The goal of the Ecology Program is to provide students with a solid scientific background in the field of ecology, to introduce them to some useful tools that they can use in  their careers (e.g. statistics, sampling methodology, GIS) and to allow them to explore applied aspects of the scientific theory that they have learned.
The program is built on set of core required courses and a number of options. Hence, students can tailor their program to suit their interests and needs. We have developed two "streams" within the program, Freshwater Biology and Conservation and Wildlife Biology, for students with major interests in these areas.

Effective 2018, this program will be renamed to Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. Please see program planners to the right for course requirements.   The renaming of the program means that we will no longer be admitting students into the Ecology Program.  Rather, students will only be admitted into the Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology Program.  Students who entered program prior to 2018 will graduate with a degree in Ecology. Students who entered the program after that will graduate with a degree in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology.

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