You will learn about how this diversity emerged, as plants, animals, and microbes became adapted to the environment and to each other. And you will learn to predict whether populations of interacting organisms persist over time or become extinct. Theodosius Dobzhansky, a former professor at UC Davis and one of the great biologists of the 20th century, famously said that "nothing in biology makes sense except in light of evolution." As an EEB major, you will learn the fundamental concepts that unify the biological sciences and form the foundation for efforts in the conservation and protection of the earth's biodiversity. As an EEB major at UC Davis, you can choose to pursue an A.B. degree, allowing you greater flexibility to take courses in areas outside your major; or a B.S. degree, providing a more in-depth study of science topics such as biochemistry. Whichever track you choose, you'll have access to resources like the Bodega Marine Laboratory, a study center on California's central coast where you can take courses toward your degree while working alongside visiting marine biologists from around the world.
Real World Outcomes
The Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity major at the University of California, Davis, will prepare you for a career in the life sciences, whether you are interested in conservation and restoration biology—addressing the impacts of climate change, developing plans for habitat conservation and wildlife protection, or other issues critical to maintaining a healthy planet; or health sciences—working as a medical doctor or veterinarian helping humans and non-human animals achieve healthy lives; or science education—educating students and the public on the history and diversity of life on earth and the need to conserve it; or basic research in biology—helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge by studying the evolution of organisms and their ecosystems. The list of careers for EEB graduates goes on and on. Unlike other majors in wildlife biology and environmental biology, the EEB major prepares a student for entrance into medical or veterinary school.
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- California Insect Diversity
- Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure
- Systematics & Evolution of Angiosperms
- Biology of Invertebrates
- Experimental Invertebrate Biology
- 48 months
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DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Ecology Biochemistry View 264 other Masters in Ecology in United States
- To be competitive for freshman admission to UC Davis, prospective students must be on track to earn a high school diploma (or equivalent) and meet all UC freshman admission requirements. Our campus then reviews and assesses all applications as part of our UC Davis freshman application review process.
- Freshman 1applicants are required to take the ACT with Writing or the SAT with Essay no later than December 31 of the year they apply.
- International students must meet the same admission requirements and will be included in the same selection process as students from the United States.
International44351 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 44351 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National44351 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 44351 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State14490 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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