Conservation Biology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the application of the biological sciences to the specific problems of biodiversity, species preservation, ecological sustainability, and habitat fragmentation in the face of advancing human social, economic, and industrial pressures. Includes instruction in ecology, environmental science, biological systems, extinction theory, human-animal and human-plant interaction, ecosystem science and management, wetland conservation, field biology, forest and wildlife biology, and natural history. Is Conservation Biology the right major for you?
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Conservation Biology Major

What Courses Do Conservation Biology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Conservation Biology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Natural History
  • Sociology
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