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The B.S. Ecology major is an exciting new program sponsored by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science and also includes substantial coursework and support from biology.
The program is supported by professional ecologists in departments across campus specializing in sub-disciplines such as wildlife ecology, plant and forest ecology, wetlands ecology, aquatic ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemical cycling, ornithology, animal behavior and conservation biology.
You will start with basic background coursework in biology including introductory biology, botany or zoology, and genetics or evolution. From there you'll go on through general ecology and into a number of exciting options allowing you to specialize in a variety of areas from aquatic to terrestrial to theoretical.
You may also participate in the Miner Applied Environmental Science Program at our 8,000 acre field site and pursue field-oriented courses in field ecology, forest ecology and management, soils, or wildlife ecology and management.
Participation in a variety of undergraduate research projects with faculty mentorship is encouraged taking you into the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Champlain and our Ecosystem Studies Field Lab at Miner Institute.
If you would like more information about ecology at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Robert Fuller
Director of the Center for Earth and Environmental Science
Office: Hudson 102
Phone: (518) 564-2028