Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)
The Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation degree is designed to provide students with a broad background in the sciences underpinning research in conservation biology and related areas. It offers a broad and flexible program with a strong focus on students acquiring research skills, and then applying these skills in environmental management and wildlife conservation. The degree offers a unique combination of subjects that combine basic biological knowledge with environmental and conservation management issues.
- 69 credit points
- minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above
- minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above
- minimum 42 credit points designated as science. Subjects covered include: Botany
- Conservation and evolutionary genetics
- Ecology and evolution
- Environmental plant physiology
- Invertebrate zoology
- Marine biology
- Marine birds and mammals
- Vertebrate zoology.
- Biodiversity and conservation
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 (senior secondary certificate) or equivalent
- HSC Mathematics (Band 2) plus Chemistry (Band 3) or their equivalents recommended for Biology and Chemistry units
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Career opportunities include employment in research institutions, environmental consultancies, national park and environmental protection agencies, museums, wildlife park and zoo captive-breeding programs, customs agencies, agriculture, fisheries and forestry agencies.