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Biology - Area 2: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology BS

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ecology is concerned with the relationships between organisms and their past, present, and future environments. These relationships include physiological responses of individuals, structure and dynamics of populations, interactions among species, organization of biological communities, and processing of energy and matter in ecosystems.

As an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major at the University of Central Missouri, our mission is to guide you to becoming a scientist with the knowledge needed to support the assessment, maintenance, and recovery of environmental resources. Our curriculum provides you with the scientific basis for the conservation and management of our native plants and animals, and attempts to address the sustainable management of natural resources and the world-wide loss of biodiversity.

Get Involved!

Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you’ll be faced with the same situation in the working world! Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas.


Learn How to Work with a Team!

Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own. You have several opportunities to become an active member or leader of one of our biology organizations.

Student Involvement Opportunities

Tri Beta Honorary Society

Tri Beta Honorary Society - Dr. Dana Tucker

The Wildlife Society

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club - Dr. Anna Oller

UCM Fisheries Society

UCM Fisheries Society - Dr. Aaron Geheber

Program Coordinator

Jennifer Mittelhauser, M.S.
WC Morris 230 C
Tel: 660-543-8877
Fax: 660-543-4355


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