A program that focuses on the scientific study of the relationships and interactions across levels of biological organization--genes and genomes, organisms, species, and ecosystems--and how these change over time, including the origins and history of species, the processes by which biodiversity has evolved, and the ecological context in which this evolution takes place. Includes instruction in animal, plant, population, functional, evolutionary, and ecosystem ecology; ecological and evolutionary genetics; molecular evolution; population and conservation biology; animal and plant diversity; biometry; and scientific and research ethics.
For all the 657 degrees granted in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology annually, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Out of the 511 students earning degrees at the Bachelors degree level across the US, 34% percent identify as men and 66% percent identify as women. While students at schools all over the country study Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Colorado has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is $40,900.
If you’re thinking about majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, then you should look at these top colleges, including Princeton University, the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado College. Princeton University is our best ranked institution for a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with 40 students graduating with this major annually at the Bachelors degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.