Environmental Biology

Concentration/Emphasis

Develop a deep understanding of conservation and restoration of natural habitats and species.

The environmental biology program is designed for students who are interested in science and want to apply their studies to addressing environmental problems. The curriculum is heavy on field-based coursework in the forest, streams, grasslands and wetlands surrounding Pacific University. Projects include ecological restoration, species conservation and the development of land-use recommendations for regional land owners.

Students have many opportunities to conduct independent research with the support of faculty, often in partnership with local organizations. They build valuable relationships with land-use agencies, such as METRO and Clean Water Services.

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Research

The Pacific Undergraduate Research Conference is returning to an in-person format this fall on Nov. 10. For many presenters, these research projects will become the basis of their senior capstone project. Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research.

B Street Farms to Become Boxer Gardens

Pacific University unveiled its new Boxer Gardens at an open house Aug. 29. The gardens sit on a compact .4-acre property on the Forest Grove Campus bordered on the west by Main Street, east by Hanson Stadium, north by the barber pole and south along the Stoller Center parking lot.

Grad Teaser

Jen Bass '21 was named the 2021 Pacific University Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences.