College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Molecular Environmental Biology

The Molecular Environmental Biology (MEB) major is designed to expose students to the organization and function of biological organisms. Molecular approaches are expected to play an increasing role in environmental problem-solving in the near future, and their success will depend upon a sound understanding of biological principles from molecular through ecological levels.

Sample Classes

  • The Biosphere
  • Molecular Genetics
  • American Wildlife: Identification and Conservation
  • Comparative Virology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Moorea Island Semester Study Abroad
  • Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry

ESPM General Catalog


Careers for MEB Majors

  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Science
  • Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries
  • Teaching and research
  • Zoos, national parks, wildlife preserves

MEB careers

Undergraduate Advising

Elizabeth Storer
Academic Advisor
260 Mulford
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114

Julie Zhu is a third-year CNR student and a Molecular Environmental Biology major. Read about her experiences in the Peer Advisor blog!

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