Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
EEB closely integrates field, lab, and theoretical approaches. There are ample opportunities to take lab and theory courses on campus. We strongly encourage all students to take at least one intensive field course abroad, either in one of our three programs or at a foreign university.
Semester in the Field: Panama
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers a spring term in Panama in conjunction with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Students take four intensive three-week courses in sequence, which can include tropical ecology and conservation, coral reef biology, anthropology, and tropical biology. Prerequisite: EEB 321.
Semester in the Field: Kenya
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Program in African Studies offers a four-course program, taken in three-week segments at Princeton's Mpala Research Centre in Central Kenya and at other sites within Kenya. The courses are taught in collaboration with scientists in Kenya, Columbia University faculty and Princeton faculty. The courses delve into conservation in Africa, natural history of mammals, sustainablility and field ecohydrology.
Other Suggested Programs
EEB majors can study abroad through a variety of programs. Below are some suggestions from your study abroad advisers:
- University of Melbourne, Australia
- James Cook University, Townsville, Australia*
- IFSA-Butler Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica*
- Worcester College, University of Oxford, England*
- University of Auckland, New Zealand*
- University of Otago, New Zealand*
- University of Canterbury, New Zealand*
- University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona, Spain
- IES in Salamanca, Spain
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland
In addition to the institutions mentioned above, students could consider the University of Auckland, University of Otago, and University of Canterbury, all in New Zealand.
Check out Sabina Hlavaty's video about her experience at James Cook University.