BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEO) Emphasis

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

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June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
The Biology—Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal (EEO) Biology Emphasis degree program focuses on the structure, function, ecology, and evolution of organisms, with an emphasis on plants and animals.
A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology—Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Emphasis.

Western’s Biology programs are based on an integrated conceptual foundation in biology, critical thinking skills, quantitative problem-solving abilities, leadership with team-building skills, and scientific research skills students obtain from lecture and laboratory courses. The foundational principles in the Biology curriculum are ultimately critical for post-baccalaureate studies and future job performance. 

Because of the wide array of elective options for this major, the Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Emphasis is a terrific degree for students interested in careers in field research, veterinary medicine, or pursuing graduate education in ecology biology, evolutionary biology, or organismal biology.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo 75
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo 85
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo 95
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission
TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
IELTS 6.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 62
Pearson Versant Not Accepted
Duolingo 105
Gao Kao English Not Accepted
GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission

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Basic Requirements:
BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 205 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 206 - Introduction to Organismal Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 321 - Genetics Credits: 4
BIOL 323 - Cell and Molecular Biology Credits: 4
BIOL 325 - Ecology Credits: 4
BIOL 340 - Biostatistics Credits: 5
BIOL 432 - Evolutionary Biology Credits: 4

Choose one of the following series:
CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5
OR
CHEM 175 - General Chemistry I, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 176 - General Chemistry II, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 225 - General Chemistry III, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 352 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4

One course from:
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5
MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

Choose one of the following series:
PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I Credits: 5
PHYS 115 - Principles of Physics II Credits: 5
PHYS 116 - Principles of Physics III Credits: 5
OR
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5

Depth Requirements:
One of the Following:
BIOL 322 - Genetics Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 324 - Methods in Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 326 - Ecology Lab Credits: 3

Two additional upper-division lab (or lecture and lab) courses, including at least one 400-level course from the list of courses below. An additional lab course from these categories can be used to complete the lab requirements.
Three courses (including required lecture and lab courses) chosen from the categories below, with at least one course from each category.

Ecological and Evolutionary Processes:
BIOL 403 - Physiological Ecology of Animals w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 405 - Microbial Ecology Credits: 4
BIOL 407 - Marine Ecology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 408 - Ecological Methods w/lab Credits: 6
BIOL 409 - Research Reptile Ecology w/lab Credits: 6
BIOL 410 - Animal Behavior Credits: 4
BIOL 416 - Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change Credits: 4
BIOL 423 - Environmental Genomics w/lab Credits: 3
BIOL 424 - Applied Molecular Ecology Credits: 3
BIOL 437 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Credits: 1-15 (Must include Ecological and Evolutionary Processes content)
BIOL 445 - Host-Microbe Interactions Credits: 4
BIOL 467 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Credits: 3
BIOL 468 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab Credits: 3
BIOL 477 - Genomic Data Analysis Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 480 - Sequence Analysis w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 482 - Developmental Biology of Animals Credits: 4

Taxon Diversity and Organismal Biology:
BIOL 405 - Microbial Ecology 
BIOL 437 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad (Must include Taxon Diversity and Organismal Biology content)
BIOL 452 - Systematic Botany w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 456 - Algae w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 460 - Invertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 462 - Entomology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 464 - Biology of Marine Mammals Credits: 4
BIOL 465 - Vertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 467 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology 
BIOL 397 and BIOL 497 - Offerings will vary from year to year; faculty advisor must approve selection of specific BIOL 397 and/or BIOL 497 course relevant to ecology, evolution, and organismal biology.

Electives:
0-3 credits to make 97 total. No more than 3 credit hours combined in BIOL 395, 496 and 498 can be applied to this category. Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill University graduation requirements:

Any 300 or 400-level biology course under advisement, including BIOL 300, 397, 400, 444 and 497.

ESCI courses under advisement.

Note: BIOL 245 and BIOL 348 may not be counted toward this major.

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter 

International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarter 

Direct Admission $24167 

Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $8463 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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