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Additional Program Information

List of Courses for the Environmental Biology Major – Upper Division Electives

Semester Schedules

Up-to-date Undergrad courses can be accesses at the Columbia Bulletin

Contact Program Advisor

Undergraduates in E3B are eligible to enroll in selected graduate level courses. Please contact your major advisor for further information.

Please contact Matthew Palmer, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, for general information as well as details of the Environmental Biology major.
1010 Schermerhorn; 212-854-4767;

Please contact Jill Shapiro, Program Advisor, for details on the Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species major.
1011 Schermerhorn Extension; 212-854-5819;


Research Seminars and Student Seminars are important weekly events in Department E3B. On Tuesdays, invited researchers, Columbia faculty and graduating E3B Ph.D. students present their work. On Thursdays, E3B M.A. and Ph.D. students give brief presentations of their work in progress.

Undergrad Research, Internship & Senior Thesis

Environmental Biology

The Environmental Biology undergraduate internship program allows students to conduct original research under the supervision of the department’s extensive core, adjunct and affiliate faculty. Most often, students perform field-based research during the summer before their senior year, collecting data for their senior theses.   Internships are required for undergraduate majors in Environmental Biology who have completed their junior year. Students are eligible for departmental funding.

Evolution Biology of the Human Species

Evolution Biology of the Human Species (EBHS) students can undertake a senior thesis though it is not required. EBHS thesis projects can be either  library-based or original research (field/museum/lab) internship projects that students conduct either during the summer before senior year or over the course of the academic year. Students are eligible for departmental funding.

See what E3B has been working on

See recent senior theses

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