B.S. in Ecology and Conservation Biology
The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University provides advanced educational opportunities that prepare undergraduate students for leadership in the stewardship and study of terrestrial and aquatic ecological systems.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Conservation Biology emphasizes fundamental ecological knowledge and its application to biodiversity conservation, environmental health, and management of complex systems, involving aspects of ecology from genes to ecosystems to the globe. Four degree tracks provide flexibility to pursue one’s chosen career path and readies students for success in a future that needs their expertise.
Ecology and Conservation Biology degree tracks
The Ecoinformatics track trains students to integrate digital and information technologies with ecological data analysis to detect, evaluate, and predict ecological patterns, disturbances, and processes.
Ecology and Conservation Biology
The Ecology and Conservation Biology track teaches students the fundamentals of ecology and evolution and how to understand issues related to conserving, managing, and restoring species, habitats, and ecosystems.
The Forest Resources track prepares students for a broad array of career opportunities or graduate studies in forestry, natural resources, conservation, and environmental related fields.
Vertebrate Zoology (Pre-Vet)
The Vertebrate Zoology track is for students with a deep interest in vertebrates, their diversity, ecology, and conservation, and satisfies all prerequisite requirements for veterinary school.
Ecology and Conservation Biology Minors
Our undergraduate minor programs 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. Students will gain a foundation in the complex interactions of the Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems.
Secondary Education (SEED) Minor
ECCB majors may complement their degree with an aggieTEACH SEED Minor, which provides teacher certification students interested in teaching middle school science or high school life science.
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High-impact learning happens when students are actively engaged in the educational process, expanding learning beyond the classroom. High-impact learning provides hands-on experience and the ability to work closely in a diverse setting. Opportunities include education abroad, undergraduate research, course field trips and internships.
A hands-on approach
“Taking hands-on classes and seeing the interdisciplinary material that was taught for these degree plans is what really solidified my decision to go into an Ecology and Conservation Biology degree instead of biology. In ECCB I found what I was really interested in and excited to learn more about those topics. I found my true passion.”
McKenna Sanchez, ’23, Ecology and Conservation Biology Major
ECCB Undergraduate News
Training future forest resource professionals
Points in the development of Herrin’s career as a forester detail the path he chose. The path began as a forest resource student within the Texas A&M Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.