Bachelor of Arts in Biology: Field Naturalist
The B.A. in biology is designed for students who want to become a field naturalist. Field naturalists have a broad knowledge of ecology, organismal biology, field geology, environmental chemistry, conservation biology, and wildlife management. Field naturalist majors are particularly well qualified for environmental education and research positions for state or federal environmental conservation agencies, private conservation organizations, consulting firms, and environmental education institutions.
Learning Outcomes for Biology Majors
The B.A. in the field naturalist program seeks to produce graduates who:
- Critically read, evaluate, and synthesize information from relevant biological and environmental literature;
- Observe, identify, and measure the living and physical aspects of the natural environment using scientific methods; and
- Are able to articulate in written, oral, and graphical form the characteristics of natural environments and human interactions with them.