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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees  in ecology and evolutionary biology, botany, and entomology. In addition, students may concentrate in ecology and evolutionary biology by seeking a B.S. in biology.


A bachelor’s degree with a major in botany is not offered, but the student may obtain a degree in biology with emphasis in botany. Any course in the plant sciences numbered 699 or below is appropriate for the undergraduate emphasis. For those planning to go on for advanced degrees, the following courses are recommended:


Students interested in entomology should pursue the B.A. in biology, selecting BIOL 500 Biology of Insects as an elective. Select additional courses in consultation with an entomology adviser. The following courses are recommended for students interested in entomology but not majoring in biology:

For those in microbiology and fields related to medicine:

Evolutionary Biology

Students may concentrate in ecology and evolutionary biology by seeking a B.A. in biology or a B.S. in biology (concentrations in ecology and evolutionary biology, genetics, or organismal biology).

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