Undergraduate students take courses in biology, ecology, diversity, environmental biology, ecosystem health, ecosystem ecology, and human and animal interactions with the physical environment. These allow the student to get a fundamental understanding of the issues in ecosystem health. Students also take courses in statistics and epidemiology. These courses are designed to teach students about populations and how to measure their health through numerical and health-system analyses. Microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and toxicology courses are designed to teach the students about the various common causes of poor ecosystem health, such as pollutants, disease organisms, and natural toxins.
Graduate students who already have the above courses will do directed studies into the field of their choice. This usually involves laboratory and field studies, where they get to take their own measurements and gather data. Weekly seminars round out the students' education where they can learn about recent advances in ecosystem health, biodiversity, and ecological issues in general.