Population Biology Major

Population Biology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of the natural history, life cycle behavior, and ecosystem dynamics of single species and multi-species communities, and the patterns and causes of diversity within and among such populations.

A major program in Population Biology Studies may include instruction in biostatistics, population dynamics, population and quantitative genetics, RNA and DNA sequences, genomics, evolutionary ecology, natural adaptation and hybridization, geographic differentiation, life history and life cycle studies, and animal and plant demography.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Population Biology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Population Biology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Population Biology Studies?

With a degree in this field, you may find a career working as (but not exclusive to) a research assistant, research analyst, laboratory technician, environmental specialist, or a wildlife biologist.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Population Biology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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