Degrees and Programs
The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University provides advanced educational opportunities to prepare students for careers in the science and stewardship of biological diversity, ecosystems and their services, and the biosphere. Our undergraduate and graduate degrees in Ecology and Conservation Biology emphasize fundamental ecological knowledge and its application to biodiversity conservation, environmental health, and management of complex systems, involving diverse aspects of ecology, ranging from genes to ecosystems and microcosms to the entire biosphere. ECCB is home to over 70 experts and 300 students, representing a community of scholars working to understand nature, to conserve our natural resources, and to maintain the health and services of natural and human-dominated systems that sustain our communities.
Ecology and Conservation Biology Minors
Our undergraduate minors complement your degree to provide you with an additional competitive advantage as you search for job and career opportunities after graduation.
Ecology and Conservation Biology Minor
The Ecology and Conservation Biology minor is offered as a supplement to other related majors. By completing the minor, students will gain a foundation in the complex interactions of the Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems.
Secondary Education (SEED) Minor
Ecology and Conservation Biology (ECCB) majors may complement their degree with an aggieTEACH SEED Minor, which provides teacher certification to Texas A&M University undergraduates interested in teaching middle school science or high school life science.
High Impact Opportunities for Undergraduates
High-impact learning happens when students are actively engaged in the educational process and their experience expands beyond the classroom and is applied in their personal and work lives. Opportunities include:
- Education abroad
- Undergraduate research
- Course field trips