Ecology, Evolution and Environment Concentration

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The purpose of this concentration is to prepare students for advanced study and careers in evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation, and environmental science.

Laboratory Requirements: (minimum 5 credits). Students on this concentration must enroll in at least 2 upper BISC courses numbered 2000 or higher that have a laboratory component, either built into the course or as a separate course number. Lab courses are indicated by an asterisk (*) next to the course. Students also must complete 3 credits of BISC 4171/4171W, Undergraduate Research in a EEE Laboratory. Students who qualify based on academic performance are strongly encouraged to develop an honors thesis based on their research experience.

Additional Biology Requirements: (minimum 15 credits). Students must also choose at least one 3 credit course from Systems Electives and Organism Electives. They must choose at least 6 credits from Evolution, Ecology and Environment Electives (must choose one course with a field component) and 6 credits from Quantitative Electives, including at least one statistics course.

Minimum no. of science credits required, 53 (Core 20, Chem 8, Bio Labs 5, Bio Categories 15)

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