Environmental biology students are exposed to concepts of biodiversity conservation, physiology, and ecology of plants, animals, and microorganisms. We study and emphasize the interactions and changes in biological systems in the context of many different fields including aquatic and wetland sciences, biotechnology, fisheries and wildlife biology, forest health and global ecology.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
EB offers six undergraduate majors. Environmental Biology is the broadest major and the degree program to which most students apply. The other six are specialized and are recommended for students with more focused educational goals. They are Aquatic and Fisheries Science, Biotechnology, Conservation Biology, Forest Health, and Wildlife Science. For the first year or two the requirements of these programs are similar to those of Environmental Biology and internal transfer among them is straightforward.
Aquatic and Fisheries Science
Work to conserve and restore biodiversity, habitats, and ecological function of our most precious ecosystems.Learn More
Use molecular and biochemical approaches to tackle environmental, natural resource, agricultural, and medical problems.Learn More
A broad biology major with electives covering topics from molecules to ecosystems
to regional landscapes.
Forest health experts support healthy forests by managing threats caused by invasive species, poor management, climate change, fire, and other anthropogenic factors.Learn More
Gain ecological knowledge in a manner that strikes a balance between the needs of
wildlife populations and the needs of people.
Get an M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Biology
Aquatic & Fisheries Science
Ecology & Evolution
Indigenous Peoples & the Environment
Molecular Biology & Ecology
Mycology & Forest Pathology
Wildlife Ecology & Management