Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics Major

Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics Studies is a major program that focuses on the theoretical and empirical study of the principles and processes underlying the origin and maintenance of biological taxonomic diversity; related biogeographical and evolutionary patterns; and studies of the origin, diversification, distribution, and extinction of species and lineages.

A major program in Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics Studies may include instruction in phylogenetic analysis, structural development and molecular evolution, classification and taxonomic theory, biological nomenclature, taxonomic assignment, evolutionary theory, biological surveys and inventories, computer modeling, and database building.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics Studies?

This is a relatively new field where which requires a fusion of concepts from many disciplines, including biology, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, and engineering.  You likely will advance to graduate work upon completion of a four-year degree.  Careers may be in federal, state, or local governments, higher education academic, or research typically for universities or in affiliation with federal agencies.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics 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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