Ecology & Conservation Biology (B.S.) Degree Program
Ecology & Conservation Biology (B.S.) Degree ProgramThe ecology and conservation biology degree leads to professional positions in federal and state agencies as well as private companies and environmental organizations. It also can serve as preprofessional training for law or graduate school. Graduates with a bachelor of science degree in this field have an 80 percent job placement rate.
With this degree you may:
- Solve ecological, social and political problems related to biological diversity
- Predict the consequences of alternative natural resource management decisions
- Develop conservation plans for threatened and endangered species
- Manage wildlands for ecological sustainability
- Restore degraded ecosystems
- Respond to the public on environmental policies and management practices
- Conduct basic research on core ecological patterns and processes
As part of your degree program in ecology and conservation biology, you will have the opportunity to complete an original research project. These projects offer directed skills training, allowing you to network with a wide range of talented conservation professionals, and your work may lead to multiple publications of student research in peer-reviewed journals.
Moscow, Idaho, is the ideal base camp for anyone who loves nature and adventure. We are just minutes away from world-class fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. This is such a beautiful place; it’s both relaxing and fun. Spend your college years and career exploring the outdoors, the mountains, fields, rivers and lakes. There’s no better place to prepare for a career studying and preserving the great outdoors than the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources.
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The Taylor Experience
Three Bleak wilderness interns and two DeVlieg research scholars packed their gear and embarked on a flight that would begin a transformative wilderness experience for the next two months. More
“I encourage all prospective students to explore the ECB curriculum online, so that you can see how this program gives students a strong foundation while also enabling them to achieve their own educational goals.”
- Josh Pohlman
Ecology & Conservation Biology '09; Biochemistry '09