The Field Ecology option is for students interested in field-based ecology. Students with this option spend one or two summers taking field courses at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. This option is a graduate prep program, and is for students interested in academia or employment at a governmental, private or non-profit agency.
There are two four-year plans for the Option in Field Ecology: one summer at Flathead Lake Biological Station, or two summers. Students with this option must spend at least one summer at the station, completing a series of courses with either an aquatic or terrestrial emphasis.