Core Curriculum

Students must complete a minimum of 5 core courses during their first six academic quarters.

Two of those courses are required graduate level courses that all students
must take: Quantitative Methods (E207) and Writing Grant Proposals (E204).

In addition students must take one course each in the areas of Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution.

Although all three courses can be taken at the graduate level, one of the three courses may be taken as an upper division undergraduate course in a field in which students have not taken any previous undergraduate courses.

If a student wishes to request an exception (an exemption or substitution), s/he must submit a written request to the Graduate Advisor. Once approval has been given, the student must submit a General Petition found at to Graduate Division.

2022-2023 Offerings of Approved Core Curriculum Courses

Evolution, undergraduate courses
E135 (Molecular Evolution): Not offered in 2022-2023
E137 (Genetics of Complex Traits): Not offered in 2022-2023
E153 (Functional and Structural Evolutionary Genomics): Fall 2022
E154 (Genetics & Human History): Winter 2023
E168 (Advanced Evolutionary Biology): Winter 2023

Ecology, Undergraduate courses
E118 (Ecosystems Ecology): Spring 2023
E151 (Pop Dynamics in Ecology, Epidemiology, and Medicine): Not offered in 2022-2023
E166L (Ecology Lab): Fall 2022
E186L (Population and Community Ecology): Fall 2022

Physiology, Undergraduate courses
E109 (Human Physiology): Fall 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023
E127 (Plant Physiology): Fall 2022
E138 (Comparative Animal Physiology): Not offered in 2022-2023
E139 (Animal Sensing & Motion): Not offered in 2022-2023
E145 (Animal Coloration and Vision): Not offered in 2022-2023
E183 (Exercise Physiology): Winter 2023
E188 (Insect Physiology): Not offered in 2022-2023
E134 (Microbiomes): Not offered in 2022-2023

Eco Evo 207 (Quantitative Methods): Winter 2023
Eco Evo 204 (Writing Grant Proposals): Spring 2023

Ecology, Graduate courses
E205 (Special Topics in Ecology): Spring 2023

Evolution, Graduate course
E206 (Special Topics in Evolution): Winter 2023
E203B (Puzzles in Modern Biology): Not offered in 2022-2023
E203B (Genetics): Not offered in 2022-2023

Physiology, Graduate courses
E208 (Ecol & Evol Physiol): Not offered in 2022-2023
E227 (Physiological Plant Ecology): Fall 2022
Physio 206 (Intro Medical Physiology) and  Anatomy 201 (Human Gross Anatomy): Not offered in 2022-2023

Departmental seminar series
Most quarters there is a Departmental Seminar Series (Eco Evo 201), where seminars are presented by research scientists from UCI as well as other universities.
All graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend these seminars.

Advanced graduate courses
The department offers advanced graduate seminar courses (eg: 210, 221, 223, 235, 285)
in evolution, ecology, statistics and comparative physiology.