Upon completion of our major, we expect that our students will be able to:
Goal 1: Explain basic population, community ecology, and ecosystem-level concepts.
Goal 2: Describe the evolutionary origins, processes, and patterns over geologic time.
Goal 3: Create a natural resource management plan demonstrating an understanding of societal values and interests.
Goal 4: Develop a comprehensive understanding of software, hardware, field, and laboratory techniques commonly used in the study of ecology, evolution, and natural resources management.
Goal 5: Demonstrate the ability to design experiments and interpret numeric and graphical data.
Goal 6: Think critically and solve problems using evidence-based reasoning.
Goal 7: Communicate effectively orally and through written text and graphics.
Goal 8: Evaluate ecology, evolution, and natural resource management concepts in a global context.
The department has publicly posted mission statement and curricular learning goals
on its website at