Undergraduate Major Programs
Agricultural Technology Management and Education
Become a future innovative leader who finds solutions to the world's social, environmental, economic, and resource challenge. Complete coursework from basic sciences—plant, soil, and animal—agricultural mechanics, and the principles of the teaching-learning process and wrap up with a 14-week student teaching internship at a cooperating center in Arizona.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Explore evolutionary ecology and genetics in the first department of its kind in the world. Prepare to pursue graduate study or a career such as scientific journalism, developing environmental and scientific policy, or practicing law in related fields through core courses in genetics, ecology and evolution, and additional opportunities for independent research.
Gain knowledge to address pressing social and environmental problems in local and global food systems. An interdisciplinary approach that examines how food is connected to culture, society, policy, and the environment prepares students for careers any number of food-related fields, including education, public policy, entrepreneurship, and community development.
Water, Environment and Society Emphasis
Explore water supply and demand—a critical issue globally and in the Western U.S.—at a the world's No. 1 program in water resources. Courses examine key challenges and train you in the methods to address them, including remote sensing, geographic information science, and field methods, complemented by internships and research opportunities at renowned facilities and organizations.
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Education and Communication Emphasis
Prepare for career in teaching, journalism, or research writing that includes your passion for biology. Become proficient in chemistry, math, physics, ecology, and biology and complete courses in science learning and journalism to grasp methods of imparting key evidence-based data, analysis, and findings to the general public.
Global Change Ecology and Management Emphasis
Gain understanding of biological and physical sciences, conservation law, socioeconomics, and new technologies for geospatial mapping and remote sensing while cultivating leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, management, and critical thinking skills to prepare for a career as a natural resource scientist, manager, and leader ready to address evolving management changes in the face of global change.