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School ofSciences

Ecology (BS)

Interest in the environment is at an all-time high, and if you want to become a part of this exciting field, our Ecology major will be a perfect fit for you. With a CBU Ecology degree you will be well prepared to compete in the environmentally conscious job market or to continue study in graduate school.

Program Highlights

  • Variety of classes including ornithology, parasitology, invertebrate zoology, animal behavior, ecological census techniques, wetland ecology, algae fungi, and lichens
  • Lecture classes not exceeding 40 students
  • Lab class sizes not exceeding 16 students
  • Opportunity to conduct and present original research at scientific meetings

What You’ll Study

The Ecology major requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, School of Science Support Requirements, plus courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Physics

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.


An Ecology major can lead to a career as a:

  • Park naturalist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Field biologist
  • Technician
  • Science educator


School of Sciences faculty provide the individual attention and support you need to succeed at the university.

Clubs and Organizations

You will enjoy a variety of activities as a member of Mu Tau Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national undergraduate biology honor society.

Is an Ecology Major for You?

If you are interested in the world around you and want to help preserve it, the Ecology major may be for you.

Contact Us

Dr. James E. Moore, chair and associate professor
(901) 321-3451

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student?
Schedule a visit, request more information, or apply online.