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Study Biodiversity of Organisms and Environments

Environmental biologists explore the ways in which organisms evolve and interact with one another and their environments. Levels of exploration can range from molecular evolution and genomics to ecosystem-level function and composition.

Conservation biology makes up one component of this field, focusing on the biological knowledge necessary to preserve biodiversity. Because the loss of biodiversity has reached crisis proportions, we offer a targeted curriculum that enables you to bring appropriate biological tools and knowledge to efforts to develop conservation strategies and policies. The flexibility of the track lets you design a curriculum that will prepare you for research and teaching in environmental and conservation biology.


Refer to the Environmental Science Major core courses and lists for each track to plan your course of study and also to keep track of your progress towards completing the major requirements.

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