The Interdisciplinary Program in Evolutionary Biology gives students knowledge of the macro- and micro- evolutionary processes underlying the evolution and diversity of life on Earth and an understanding of the scientific and meta-scientific issues involved in this exciting field.
Students in this program will analyze the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought and alternative conceptualizations of the mechanisms, patterns and processes of evolution. The program emphasizes evolutionary theory, foundations of ecology and genetics, focused study of particular organisms, and the dynamics of evolutionary principles in scientific inquiry.
The 30 credit interdisciplinary major consists of three foundation courses, one course in ecology, one in the philosophy/history of science, and five approved electives (15 credits of approved electives is required). In consultation with a major advisor, students will tailor intensive study to suit particular interests within the major.
The 15 credit interdisciplinary minor consists of three foundation courses and two approved electives (a minimum of 6 credits of approved electives is required). In consultation with a minor advisor, students will tailor intensive study to suit particular interests within the major.
Fieldwork and Research
Fieldwork and laboratory research provide an exiting opportunity to apply your knowledge in actual research situations with senior colleagues.
For more information about the program and its requirements,
contact a member of the Evolutionary Biology faculty.