The B.S./M.S. degree program integrates undergraduate and graduate curriculum offerings, and the degree is therefore considered a joint degree. The B.S. portion, however, represents a track within the existing B.S. degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and therefore can stand alone should the student not complete the full joint degree program. Students completing the requirements listed in this section will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. No course may be used to fulfill requirements of both the B.S. and the M.S. degrees.
I. University Requirements
Students must fulfill the General Education Requirements of the University. Students who earn a B.S. from another accredited institution of higher education are exempted from these requirements.
II. CLAS Requirements
Students must fulfill the Bachelor of Science General Education Requirements of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
III. Major Requirements
1. Students must fulfill the major requirements for EEB
2. One course involving extensive field experience*. EEB offerings that fulfill this requirement are listed below. However, students are encouraged to consider courses offered at field stations or in semester abroad programs (e.g. OTS, Semester at Sea, Sea Semester, School for Field Studies).
EEB 3266 Field Herpetology (3 credits)
EEB 3267 Field Studies in Animal Behavior (3 credits)
EEB 4230W Methods of Ecology (4 credits)
EEB 4252 Field Entomology (for a minimum of 3 credits)
EEB 4261 Ornithology lab (2 credits) (Cannot be used here if used to meet animal diversity requirement of the major)
EEB 4262 Field Methods in Ornithology (3 credits)
EEB 4272 The Summer Flora (3 credits)
EEB 5452 Field Ecology (2 credits)
*Only courses in which two or more credits of total class time are spent in the field can be used to fulfill this requirement.
3. Three EEB courses consistent with a particular taxonomic and/or habitat theme, chosen in consultation with the student’s advisory committee. At least two of these should have labs (11-12 credits). This may include courses used to fulfill other requirements.
4. EEB 2208 Introduction to Conservation Biology is strongly recommended.
5. Related course requirement: as required for the EEB major, MCB 2410 Genetics and a minimum of 9 credits of additional coursework at or above the 2000-level in one or more related areas. Coursework in organic chemistry, statistics, and in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is recommended.