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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (BS)

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology degree program offers broad training in biological systems spanning scales from molecules and genomes through organisms to communities and ecosystems. The program covers a wide range of topics, such as genome evolution, genetic analysis of complex traits, functional ecology and behavior, community and ecosystem ecology, ecological and evolutionary theory, and conservation biology. The BS degree is designed for students who plan to pursue graduate study or careers in ecology and evolutionary biology or related scientific fields.

Research Opportunities: 

Hammer LabThe Hammer Lab has been a productive lab in human evolutionary genetics for the past 25 years. This lab has been an early adopter of NGS technology, applying whole genome analysis in humans, in great apes (GAPE Project), and in the Gibbon Genome project. 

Tree Ring Research Lab: The Tree-Ring Lab is recognized worldwide as a preeminent center for the advancement of tree-ring techniques and the broad application of dendrochronology in the social and environmental sciences. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona was established in 1937 by A. E. Douglass, founder of the modern science of dendrochronology. 

BIO5 InstituteThe BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. 

Undergraduate Biology Research Program: UBRP is a research program that enhances undergraduate education by partnering students with research opportunities to participate in mentored, self-directed work. Student projects are associated with biology-related fields that involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, and the presentation of experimental results.

Environmental Virology Cell Culture Laboratory: The Environmental Virology/Cell Culture Lab does research on cell culture support and analyzes viruses in environmental samples. 

Research Themes: 
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement