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Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology at University of California - Santa Barbara

Every ecology, evolution and systematics biology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the ecology program at University of California - Santa Barbara stacks up to those at other schools.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 59 of them were ecology, evolution and systematics biology majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology
  • Master’s Degree in Ecology
  • Doctorate Degree in Ecology

UCSB Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks ecology programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

UCSB ranked #14 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for ecology majors. It is also ranked as the #4 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 14
Best Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 19
Most Focused Colleges for Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 94

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in ecology from UCSB. This makes it the #84 most popular school for ecology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 11 students who received their doctoral degrees in ecology, making the school the #20 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Ecology Graduates from UCSB Make?

The median salary of ecology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $21,000. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $23,150 for all ecology students.

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Ecology Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ecology majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Bachelor’s Program

69% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 31% of ecology bachelor's degrees went to men and 69% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in ecology at UCSB are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 18% more racial-ethnic minorities in its ecology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in ecology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 33
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

UCSB Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Master’s Program

100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 ecology majors earned their master's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Master's Degree Grads

In the ecology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 22% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in ecology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in ecology. In 2019, 11 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Ecology Grads May Go Into

A degree in ecology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Medical Scientists 26,080 $102,550
Health Specialties Professors 11,540 $161,770
Biological Scientists 11,010 $91,340
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Biological Science Professors 4,360 $128,370

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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