Evolutionary Biology, BA

217 Rockefeller, Institute for the Science of Origins
Phone: 216.368.4257
Patricia Princehouse, Program Director
patricia.princehouse@case.edu


Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Evolutionary Biology


Program Overview

The Evolutionary Biology Program is designed to provide students with knowledge of macro- and micro-evolutionary processes underlying the evolution and diversification of life on Earth and an understanding of the meta-scientific issues involved in this unique field of study.

The program includes grounding in the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought and alternative conceptualizations of the mechanisms, patterns, and processes of evolution. It emphasizes evolutionary theory, foundations of ecology and genetics, focused study of particular organisms or groups of organisms, and the dynamics of evolutionary principles in scientific inquiry. 

Undergraduate Policies

For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Undergraduate students may participate in accelerated programs toward graduate or professional degrees. For more information and details of the policies and procedures related to accelerated studies, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

Program Faculty

Patricia Princehouse, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Department of History; Director, Evolutionary Biology Program

Radhika Atit, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology

Cynthia M. Beall, PhD
Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Michael Benard, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Darin Croft, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine

Yohannes Haile-Selassie Ambaye, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology; Curator and Head of Physical Anthropology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Emmitt Jolly, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Bruce Latimer, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine

Peter McCall, JD, PhD
Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Scott Simpson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine

Mark Willis, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology

Peter A. Zimmerman, PhD
Professor, Center for Global Health and Diseases, School of Medicine