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Bachelor of Science Degree, Area 2: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Biology programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. Extensive state of the art, hands-on experience prepares students for rewarding and cutting-edge careers in the industry.

Why choose Biology at UCM?

  • Facilities include modern laboratories in various areas of specialization, including the new molecular biology research lab and teaching facilities.
  • UCM owns Pertle Springs, a 300-acre park a mile from the main campus, which acts as a unique laboratory for research and field experiences.

What will I study?
Students in the program gain analytical and laboratory skills that prepare them for entry-level positions in a variety of biologically related areas.
Courses include:

  • Plant Ecology
  • Animal Ecology
  • Evolution
  • The Biological Perspective

What can I do with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology?

  • Botanist
  • Ecological Physiologist
  • Ecosystem Ecologist
  • Geneticist
  • Population Ecologist

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Biology there are several opportunity to be involved in:

  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Wildlife Society
  • American Fisheries Society

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
In addition to a wide range of academic and professional experiences, all tenure-track members of the department's faculty have doctorates in their fields of expertise. Active research programs, many involving undergraduate students, and workshop and seminar participation keep faculty members abreast of the latest developments in their fields.

Learn more about Biology, Area 1: General Biology at UCM
Department of Biology and Agriculture
660-543-4933

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