Skip Navigation
Faculty | Courses | Giving



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. Check out the weekly newsletter from our EBHS students, Sapient.

See what E3B has been working on

See recent senior theses

Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates

The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U program gives students the opportunity to participate in a combination of lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world.

The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U)  program can be used to fulfill one upper division course for the Environmental Biology major. For those in the Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species program, 3 of the 6 credits can be used as “general points” toward the major or concentration; it also fulfills the conservation requirement.

Learn More


Interested in becoming part of E3B? Learn more about our admission and application process.

Learn More

Return to Top