Undergraduate Program in Biology
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, along with Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), administers the Program in Biology.
Contact: Room 1140 Undergraduate Science Building, 204 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2215
Learning goals for EEB concentrators
- Explain key concepts in ecology, genetics, and evolution
- Understand how ecological, evolutionary, and genetic processes interact with each other and the environment to influence current, historical, and future patterns of biodiversity
- Understand the myriad ways humans interact with the rest of the biosphere and the consequences for biosphere functioning and for human well-being
- Develop a robust understanding of how science works and be able to practice quantitative and scientific reasoning
- Develop the scientific skills needed to embark on a career in the health professions, science education, biological research, natural resource management, or science policy
- Discuss scientific issues critically and intelligently and bring a scientific perspective to relevant societal concerns
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers both concentration courses and courses for non-majors, including classes that fulfill the distribution requirements of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
In addition to the concentration and minor in ecology and evolutionary biology, other undergraduate concentrations and minors are available in biology, general biology, microbiology, and plant biology.
Information and resources
All advising is managed through the Program in Biology, where you can also find information on all concentrations in the biological sciences, honors programs, academic policies, and research opportunities.
Read about research experiences of students from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honors Program.