Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Bachelor of Arts
College of Science
The Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology builds the foundational scientific knowledge necessary to excel in this interdisciplinary field and related fields.
This BA program prepares you to succeed in various professions requiring scientific knowledge or STEM skills. Graduates of the program advance in careers such as conservation and natural resource management, teaching and outreach, environmental policy, public health administration, and science communication.
The curriculum for this program includes core courses in genetics, ecology, and evolution. Elective course options include organismal diversity and evolution, animal behavior, community and ecosystem ecology, and ecological and evolutionary theory, among other topics.
The BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is offered by a top-ranked program renowned for groundbreaking scientific discoveries and a long tradition of involving students in leading-edge research.
A minor is required for this program. You may choose to complete any minor in order to reach the 120 total units (including 42 upper division units) required for this program.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will build core skills, including:
- Research ethics
- Technical writing
- Data analysis
- Analytical thinking
- Political advocacy
- Problem solving
- Community engagement
- Information literacy
- Critical thinking
Graduates of the BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:
- Biological Science Teacher
- Biological Technician
- Clinical Trial Manager
- Environmental Science & Protection Technician
- Environmental Protection Specialist
- Environmental Economist
- Conservation Scientist
- Environmental Compliance Inspector
- Occupational Health and Safety Technician
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Technical Writer