Ecology and Environmental Biology Concentration, Biology (BS)

James Madison University

Date Posted: Sept. 5, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The Biology Department offers a Concentration within the Biology Major for students with interests in Ecology, Field Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Biology, Conservation Biology, Evolution, Animal Behavior, and Organismal Biology.

Students choosing a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology (Biology/EEB majors) must complete 40 credit hours of Biology courses. Specific requirements include the four core courses and at least 24 credit hours chosen from a list of elective courses at the 300 and 400 level (including at least two upper-division laboratory or field courses, and one course with an emphasis on organismal diversity). In addition, Biology/EEB majors must choose from a set of cognate courses that include Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. Students are encouraged to participate in independent research with a faculty mentor. Credits earned doing research will count toward the Biology/EEB major, but some restrictions apply.