Undergraduate

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The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) is one of the largest departments of its kind in North America, with internationally renowned and award-winning faculty.

We offer over 60 undergraduate courses, covering areas such as molecular evolution and genomics, biodiversity, conservation biology, population genetics, animal behaviour, population and community ecology, and systematics. Over half of our undergraduate courses have a “hands-on” laboratory or field component. Students can participate in field courses in the New World tropics, Algonquin Park (Ontario), and at U of T’s Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) at Jokers Hill.

Our undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in cutting-edge research. Research courses are available to students in their second, third and fourth years, as well as during the summer months. Research awards are also available to senior students interested in completing a project during the summer. 

We invite you to enroll in our courses and in one or more of our Programs of Study. Our undergraduate students learn first hand that the ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of life on Earth present a host of scientific problems that are both intellectually challenging and critical to our future.

We offer six EEB Programs of Study (POSts). We also jointly sponsor four Programs of Study in Biology (with Cell & Systems Biology) and Genome Biology (with CSB and Molecular Genetics).

Not sure if EEB is for you? Check out our Programs Map to learn about courses, research opportunities, community engagement, studying abroad, and career options. 

The Faculty of Arts and Science website is "the" source of information for undergraduate students.

Note: The Botany and Zoology programs have been discontinued; EEB and CSB will continue to jointly sponsor these programs for students enrolled in these POSts prior to January 2011.