ecology

See environmental studies for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Create Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Birds: Inside and Out JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Caring for a Living Planet: Ecology and Ethics SO-SR
  • Fall
8
Ecological Agriculture: The Science, Justice, and Policy of Food Systems SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Ecology of Grazing and Grasslands in the Pacific Northwest FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Forests and Farms: The Systems that Sustain Us FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Introduction to Environmental Studies FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Invertebrate Zoology JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Models in Biology SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Practice of Organic Farming FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall) FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Riding the Carbon Cycle from the Mountains to the Sea SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
What Are Trees For? Forest Ecology and Resource Conflicts FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Deserts JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecological and Environmental Economics JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecological Dynamics SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Ecology, Genetics, and Biodiversity of Riparian Ecosystems JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Forests JR-SR
  • Fall
16
General Biology: Cells, Populations, and Ecosystems FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Picturing Plants JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Plant Chemical Ecology: The Secret Life of Plants JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Snow Ecology SO-SR
  • Winter
16