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Tropical Ecology Courses
Take one or both of these transferrable classes.
- BIO 30 (3 Units - Spring 2023)
- BIO 30L or 31L (1 Unit - Spring Break 2023 - Travel Abroad)
- Guided walks on an extensive trail system
- “Skywalk” on bridges through cloud forest canopy.
- Visit a Butterfly Garden
- Meet scientists
- Guided night hikes
Take One or Both Classes
These classes are UC and CSU transferrable, and can be taken as Pass/No Pass. BIO 030 when taken with BIO 030L satisfy UC and CSU Natural Sciences with Lab requirement.
|Offered Online Spring 2023||Lab Courses Offered Spring Break 2023|
BIO 030 (3.0 Lecture)
The amazing diversity of life in the tropics is the subject of this introductory level class.
Students explore rainforest inhabitants and their relationships, and learn about their value and conservation.
This lecture course may be taken with or without BIOSC 030L, Tropical Ecology Lab.
BIO 030L (1.0 Lab)
In this introductory level class, students carry out research methods that ecologists use to observe and investigate tropical ecosystems.
This lab section is for students who also enroll in BIO 030 in Spring 2023.
If you want to take the study abroad trip without taking BIO 030 in Spring 2023, take BIO 031L (see information below.)
BIO 031L (1.0 Lab)
Offered Spring Break 2023 in Costa Rica
Students who take BIO 031L are not required to complete BIO 030, the lecture course in Tropical Ecology.
BIO 031L has the same course description as BIO 030L.
Program Costs for Spring Break Trip
Program fee for travel to Costa Rica over Spring break including airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, entrance fees, and all activities is $2616. Full scholarships are available!
Students must have a current and valid passport.
Watch a workshop about the program hosted by the professor - Tropical Ecology workshop.