Environmental Biology

Environmental biology majors feel passionate about life and want to explore and protect its complex functions. Sound like you?

Wingate University’s broad-based environmental biology major prepares students for professional work or graduate study in a wide range of disciplines including zoology, plant biology, wildlife ecology, field botany and animal behavior. Lab and field work supplement your classroom time, so you acquire the fundamental skills you need for your career.

Fundamentals and Beyond

In addition to the standard life sciences curriculum, environmental biology majors study zoology and botany and choose from wide-ranging electives such as animal and plant ecology, ornithology, entomology, wildlife management, marine biology and oceanography, genetics and microbiology.

Study Outside the Classroom

Opportunities for enhancing coursework with real-life experiences are well within your reach. Our students have completed internships with:

Qualified students can study abroad and earn Wingate University credit hours as part of the Denmark International Studies program in environmental biology.

Student Research Starts Here

Motivated environmental biology majors can participate in faculty-directed undergraduate research projects for academic credit. You might conduct research into:

  • Animal behavior and ecology
  • Bird communication
  • Field botany
  • Seed germination

Our student researchers regularly present their projects at the Creative and Investigative Partnerships symposium held on campus each spring semester. Many majors have presented their research results at regional, state and national scientific meetings.

Job Prospects

With a bachelor’s degree in hand, many environmental biology majors go on to biology careers with non-profit groups, corporations, consulting firms, environmental education organizations, and state and federal agencies. Others continue their work in graduate school and pursue academic or research careers.

Please contact us to learn more about the environmental biology major and see how it aligns with your goals.