Applied Ecology Option

zerowasteEnvironmental engineers in this option have specialized knowledge on biology and ecology. They are able to assess the impacts of contamination and disturbance on ecosystems and organisms. They can develop ways to manage ecosystems to mitigate contamination and safeguard natural resources.

Applied Ecology Block Diagram

Required for this option

  • CVEN 3434 Intro to Applied Ecology (3 credits, S; prerequisites: CHEN 1211-1221)

Two courses (6 credit hours) from among the following:

  • EBIO 2070 Genetics: Molecules to Populations (4 credits; prereqs: CVEN 3434 or EBIO 1240)
  • EBIO 3270 Ecosystem Ecology (3 credits, S; prereqs: CVEN 3434 or EBIO 1240, EBIO 2040 or EBIO 3020†)
  • EBIO 4030 Limnology (3 credits, S; prereqs: CVEN 3434 or EBIO 1240, EBIO 2040 †)
  • EBIO 4060 Landscape Ecology (3 credits, F; prereq: CVEN 3434 or EBIO 1240)
  • EBIO/GEOL/ENVS 4160 Introduction to Biogeochemistry  (3 credits; prereq: CHEM 1011 or higher, EBIO 3270 or GEOL 3320)
  • GEOG 4311 Watershed Biogeochemistry (3 credits, prerq: GEOG 1011 and GEOG 3511)

† or by instructor consent as arranged by the Environmental Engineering Program

ECOLOGY and Evolutional Biology MINOR
You may want to consider earning a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This requires 20 credits, many of which will count as option courses and technical electives. For more information, see the EBIO Minor website.
With careful planning, all but 5-6 credits of courses can apply to both the EVEN degree and the minor. 

Note that the final upper division technical elective (3 credits) must be an Earth Science course! This requires 6 credits for the EBIO minor that do not count toward the 128 credits of the EVEN degree.

Companies and Organizations that Specialize in Ecology: