Preserving the planet’s most precious ecosystems
If you’re passionate about wild animals, natural beauty and the great outdoors, if you’re fascinated by nature shows and podcasts, planet Earth needs you in ecology. Ecology is a branch of biology that examines how living creatures interact with each other and their environment. Join us and learn how to study, protect and restore natural habitats. It’s fun, fascinating and absolutely crucial to everyone’s future.
Have fun and fill your life with purpose. Go out and perform vital field work at our 87-acre field station right here near campus. Till and plant in the campus garden. Learn beekeeping and promote bee conservation. Work on lab or field projects side-by-side with your professors and your fellow environmentally conscientious classmates with fascinating life experiences and perspectives. Before you know it, you’ll become an expert in biology and environmental sciences. You’ll be an active part of the solution.
As you advance toward your degree, you’ll do a year-long collaborative research project and present your work at a scientific conference before a roomful of fellow professionals. You’ll take advantage of our internships, such as building nature trails with the Chesapeake Conservancy or conducting research for the Freshwater Institute and Laboratory. By the time you graduate, you can have real-world experience collaborating with government, nonprofit and academic institutions. Launch a life of passion and purpose by starting a career in ecology protecting, conserving, and restoring our natural environments.
- of students conduct yearlong research project with faculty
- of students present research at local, national or international conference