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Concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

Undergraduates with a major in the Biological Sciences can choose from several concentrations.

The following courses are required in order to receive a Degree in the Program in Biological Sciences with a concentration Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation:

Through these courses, students will gain a detailed understanding of the interactions between ecology and evolution, and the impact of climate change, habitat fragmentation, invasive species and other factors on biodiversity and ecosystem health. Students will learn how to apply genetic, spatial, and ecological data to address practical issues like habitat restoration, natural areas management, and biodiversity conservation. A background in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation allows students to have a foundational understanding of the natural world and to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, including natural resources management, health, environmental policy, academia, and more.

This concentration involves collaboration and the opportunity to pursue research with scientists from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

 *Reasonable alternatives among BIOL_SCI courses will be considered. You may contact the Associate Director about this.

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