natural history

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

How to Choose 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
Botany: Plants and People FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Evolutionary Processes from DNA to the Fossil Record JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Forests and Farms: The Systems that Sustain Us FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Gardens as Creative Non-Fiction FR-SR
  • Spring
12
Introduction to Environmental Studies FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Invertebrate Zoology JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Botany SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Critical Vision: Art and Biology SO-JR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Deserts JR-SR
  • Winter
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
Student-Originated Studies (SOS): Biology of Sharks and Rays JR-SR
  • Winter
8, 12