A Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology from the
Idaho positions you as a leader in the conservation and sustainable management of our planet’s ecosystems. With this degree, you will be prepared to help manage natural resources, protect endangered species and lead other conservation programs. You may specialize in one of the following areas of concentration:
- Natural Resource Ecology: Provides the knowledge and tools to manage ecosystems. You may work as an ecologist, researcher or manager addressing issues of sustainable development, ecological integrity, the impacts and management of introduced species, and ecological restoration or reintroduction.
- Conservation Biology: Prepares you to conserve biological diversity and protect rare, threatened or endangered animals and plants. Graduates often work as conservation biologists, conservation planners, ecologists or researchers.
As a student in the rigorous program, you’ll learn to solve the ecological, social and political problems related to biological diversity. Long-term conservation and sustainable management of wildland ecosystems are the primary objectives of this degree.
The program draws on many disciplines in the College of Natural Resources, giving you ready access to all of the college’s excellent faculty and resources. You will receive personal guidance on course work, employment and careers from an adviser in, or associated with, the following departments Fish and Wildlife Resources, and Conservation Social Sciences.