Ecological Concentration (B.S. in Biology)
The Ecological Concentration in Biology focuses on the interactions of organisms and their environment, and the tools to quantify those relationships.
Rich opportunities exist in the Biological Sciences department to study life at the level of ecosystems - the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment. Courses, both local and distant, as well as faculty-mentored undergraduate research opportunities, provide diverse and direct, hands-on experiences in ecological studies. Messiah courses Ecology and Adaptation, Mycology, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Ecology, Ornithology, Herpetology, and Aquatic Zoology, all with numerous field trips, study organisms in the context of their local ecosystem. Opportunities to study distant ecosystems include three-week intensive field courses in locations such as the Ecology of Florida, Natural and Cultural History of New Zealand, Tropical Biology (Costa Rica & Panama). Messiah College's Sustaining Partnership with the Au Sable Institute also gives Messiah students preferential access to ecologically-oriented coursework at Au Sable campuses at the Great Lakes in Michigan, the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship near Seattle, Washington and Au Sable, India.
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If an Ecological Concentration B.S. in Biology is not what you're looking for, then explore our B.S. in Environmental Science.