Ecology is a branch of Biology that studies the relations of organisms to one another and to their environment. RPI has a substantial depth in Ecological research and faculty expertise, as well as Institute-wide initiatives such as the Jefferson Project. The Institute offers a minor in Ecology to all students consisting of 16 credit hours, as noted below.
BIOL 4970 Non-Thesis Research or BIOL 4990 Senior Research Thesis Credit Hours: 4
Independent Research can be conducted over multiple semesters or during Summer Arch. Topics studied must be ecological in nature, and research should be 10-12 hours per week during a single standard semester, equivalent to four credit hours of course credit. Experience should include presenting a poster or presentation. Faculty can be from Biology or other department, but non-Biology faculty must be approved by the Ecology Minor Faculty (email firstname.lastname@example.org).