Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

Ecology and evolutionary biology are among the most exciting and challenging fields in biology today. The Concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology within the Biology Major provides training in ecology and evolutionary biology, along with a background in the statistical and mathematical methods essential for these areas. 

 

Requirements for the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Concentration 

 

Introductory Biology (3 CU):
  • Track 1: BIOL 121 with 123 and BIOL 124 (2.0 cu) and BIOL 215 or BIOL 231 (not offered every year) 
  • Track 2: BIOL 101 and 102 (3.0 cu) 
Chemistry (2 CU):
  • CHEM101 or 115 with 53 (1.5 CUs)
  • CHEM102 or 116 with 54 (1.5 CUs)
  • CHEM241 (1 CU)
  • CHEM242 (1 CU)
  • CHEM245 (1 CU)

 

Physics (1.5 CU):
  • PHYS101 or 150 (1.5 CUs)
  • PHYS102 or 152 (1.5 CUs)

 

Calculus and Statistics (3 CU):
  • MATH104 (1 CU)
  • MATH114 or 115 (1 CU)
  • STAT102 or STAT111 or BIOL446 (1 CU) 
Intermediate Biology (3 CU):
  • BIOL221 (1 CU)
  • BIOL230 (1 CU)
  • BIOL240 (1 CU)
Four Electives from the following list (4 CU):
  • BIOL231 (1 CU)
  • BIOL325 (1 CU)
  • BIOL330 (1 CU)
  • BIOL376 (1 CU)
  • BIOL400 (1 CU)
  • BIOL410 (1 CU)
  • BIOL411 (1CU)
  • BIOL414 (1 CU)
  • BIOL415 (1 CU)
  • BIOL423 (1 CU)
  • BIOL440 (1 CU)
  • BIOL499 (1 CU)
  • GEOL511 (1 CU)
Research Experience (1 CU):

At least 1 CU of independant study (BIOL399) is required for the concentration.  

How to Apply for the concentration:

The contact person for this concentration is Dr. Brent Helliker, Department of Biology, Leidy Lab, 312A. Additional advisors include Dr. Casper, Dr. Dunham, Dr. P. Schmidt, or Dr. Sniegowski.  After submitting an information form for the major and a worksheet for the concentraton to the Academic Office, a student intending to take the concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology must meet with their assigned advisor to approve his/her choice of courses from this list.