BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution

Description of the Program:

The Conservation and Organismal Biology Program at San Jose State University is designed to provide Biology majors with a diversified curriculum in conservation and wildlife management, entomology, zoology, and plant biology. Our students are provided with intensive, one-on-one attention from an outstanding faculty specializing in each emphasis. In addition, our students participate in several hands-on, field-oriented classes, which prepare them with practical experiences in the field. Destinations include Bodega Bay, Rancho Del Oso, Big Basin, the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Diablo Range, the San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife Refuge, the Central Coast, Death Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. We also provide students with opportunities to participate in research in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Costa Rica, West Africa, Guatemala, Belize, and Japan.

Our faculty is committed to helping students achieve their career goals, and is well networked within the field. We assist students with internship and job placements via contacts at environmental consulting firms, the California Department of Fish and Game , the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, water districts, biotechnology companies, and national parks.

Course Requirements:

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution course requirements

4 Year Roadmap:

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution Roadmap

Conservation Organizations:

American Fisheries Society
The American Society of Mammalogists
Botanical Society of America
California Botanical Society
California Native Plant Society
Ecological Society of America
Entomological Society of America
Pacific Coast Entomological Society
Sigma Xi
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpatologists
Western Society of Naturalists
The Wildlife Society
Wilson Ornithological Society
Herpetological Society of America
Marine Mammal Society
Ornithological Society of America

Employment Opportunities:

American Fisheries Society
American Water Resource Research and Management Jobs and Careers
California Department of Fish and Game
California Department of Water Resources (keyword "science")
The Nature Conservancy
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
U.S. Department of Commerce - Career Opportunities and Internships