Field Ecology

Field Ecology

The Field Ecology concentration within the Biology major is for students interested in field-based ecology.  Students with this option spend at least one summer, with an optional second summer, taking field courses at the Flathead Lake Biological Station.  This concentration is a graduate prep program, and is for students interested in academia or employment at a governmental agency or a non-governmental organization.

Course Requirements (link to catalog)

Checklist of Requirements (one page PDF)


There are two examples of graduation plans for Field Ecology:  one summer at the Flathead Lake Biological Station, or two summers at the FLBS. Students with this degree concentration are required to spend at least one summer at the station, completing a series of courses with either an aquatic or terrestrial emphasis.

Example three and a half year plan with one summer at FLBS (PDF)

Example three year plan with two summers at FLBS (PDF)