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Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

College of Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Are you interested in understanding the diversity of life on Earth, including the diversity in genes, physiology, shapes, sizes and behaviors? Or have you ever wondered if populations of interacting organisms persist over time or actually become extinct? Students majoring in evolution, ecology and biodiversity will be able to gain a breadth of knowledge in this and much more!


Major Requirements

EEB major requirements are designed to ensure that students have a broad and balanced exposure to basic principles in the biological sciences. The program of study begins with a core of introductory courses in biology, mathematics and physical sciences. This is followed by basic courses in evolution, ecology and biodiversity. Within the overall guidelines set by the major, students are allowed flexibility in designing a program uniquely fitted to her/his interests. As a part of a smaller major, you have the opportunity to get to know faculty in courses focused on conducting field experiments, on marine biology at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, on animal behavior, on microbial genetics, on computational biology, and many other areas. Students may also seek opportunities to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty and graduate students from the Department of Evolution and Ecology or beyond.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Sustainable Agroecosystem Consultant
  • Crop/Livestock Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Public Educator
  • Environmental Journalist/Editor
  • Forester
  • Range Manager/Rangeland Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zoo Biologist/Educator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Environmental Activist
  • Environmental Lawyer

Graduate Study

  • Evolution and ecology
  • Environmental sciences
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Behavior

Alumni Employers

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Bayer Pharmaceutical
  • United States Forest Service
  • United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
  • UC Davis Center for Neuroscience
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