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EEB Foci & Course Recommendations

A degree in EEB prepares you for a wide variety of careers. Here are some EEB course suggestions for some specific career paths – speak with your EEB mentor for more details on all of the career options in EEB!  We also recommend you take the EEB Professional Courses: EEB 205 Theory & Methods in EEB, EEB 311 EEB Professional Development, EEB 400/492/493, Undergraduate Research/Internship/Independent Research (400/492/493 all require advance discussion with the instructor).

EEB Focus Areas

Some career examples

Suggested EEB Courses (*with permission)

Computational Math Biology

Researcher, Statistician, Bioinformaticist, Epidemiologist, Data Engineer, Data Scientist/Analyst, Consultant, Biotechnologist and more!

Evol, Dis & Med (310), Models in Biol (406), Biostats (411), Field Ecol (415), Aq MacroEcol & Cons (471), Convers MathBio Mod (475), Theo Ecol Appln (476), *Ecol Niche Models (550), *Pop Models (580), *Math Ecol I (581), *Math Ecol II (582), *Math Evo Thry (585)

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biologist, Conservation Consultant, NGO Conservationist, Conservation Policy An., Land/Preserve Manager, Environmental Lawyer and more!

Field Bot (330), Field Myco (351), Nat Hist Coll (401), Ecosys Ecol (404), Models in Biol (406), Glob Change Bio (419), Comm Ecol (421), Landscp Ecol (422), Con Dec Mak (423), Comm Sci Clim Change (425), Plant-Anim Int (426), Inv Bio (430), Plant Ecol (433), EcoPhys (435), Div TN Fish (444), Aq MacroEcol & Cons (471), Theo Ecol Appln (476), Nat Hist Smokies (480), Con Bio (484), Ethnobio (485)

Ecology & Environmental Studies

Research Ecologist, Natural Resource Manager, Restoration Ecologist, Environmental Consultant, Park Naturalist, Landscape Architecture, Applied Ecologist, Wildlife Manager and more!

Field Bot (330), Field Myco (351), Nat Hist Coll (401), Ecosys Ecol (404), Biostats (411), Env Tox (412), Plant Anat (414), Field Ecol (415), Glob Change Bio (419), Fung Div (420), Comm Ecol (421), Landscp Ecol (422), Con Dec Mak (423), Plant Div & Evol (424), Comm Sci Clim Change (425), Plant-Anim Int (426), Inv Bio (430), Plant Ecol (433),  EcoPhys (435), Aq Ecol (470), Herp (473), Ichthy (474), Nat Hist Smo (480), Avian Div (481), Con Bio (484), Ethnobio (485), *CORE:Ecology (509), *Aq Insects (543)

Evolutionary Biology

Research Scientist, Population Biologist, Educator, Behavioral Scientist, Plant/Animal Breeders, Geneticist, Genomics and more!

Comp Vert Anat (353), Ethol (370), Eco-Evo-Devo (410), Plant Anat (414), Fung Div (420), Plant Div & Evol (424), Div TN Fish (444), Comp Anim Behav (450), Anim Comm (454), MacroEvol (464), Herp (473), Ichthy (474), Avian Div (481), Evol Ecol (495), *CORE:Evol (511), *Evol Psych (546), *Conc Found Evo Behav (547), *Phylo Meth (587)

Pre-Professional Health

Medical Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Physical Therapist, Health Researcher, Immunologist and more!

Human Anat (240), Evol, Dis & Med (310), Comp Vert Anat (353), Ethol (370), Eco-Evo-Devo (410), Env Tox (412), Comp Anim Behav (450), Anim Comm (454), EEB 461 Evol of Cancer, MacroEvol (464)

Other courses outside of EEB also can count towards your degree – see list of approved courses for EEB in the catalog and speak to your EEB mentor for more information!