Ecology is the study of organisms, their interactions with one another, and their environments. You will develop both basic and applied skills in inquiry in ecological science by applying chemistry, quantitative reasoning, and basic biological principles in real-world ecosystems. Study mutualisms between species, changes in communities, responses to climate change, ecosystem management, ecological restoration, and interactions from genes to ecosystems.
You will have the opportunity to participate in signature programs that focus on grasslands and wetlands, forests and woodlands, rivers and streams, oceans and estuaries, and urban landscapes.
Explore Evergreen's natural learning labs: a 1,000-acre rain forest, open shoreline, and five freshwater streams right in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Walk from your classroom to the field and find protected areas, dam removal sites, and long-term research and ecological restoration sites to engage with.