• Overview
  • Protecting and restoring life on earth.

    Professionals in ecology and conservation biology help protect the future of our planet – and of those who live on it – by working to manage, preserve and restore the natural environments that support diverse forms of life on earth.

    In this program, you will build a strong foundation in the traditional hard sciences, like biology and ecology. You will also explore the social sciences and form a deep multidisciplinary understanding of the environmental, social and political problems that threaten plants, animals and ecosystems.

    Professionals in this field manage natural resources, protect endangered species, and lead other conservation programs. Whether you want to work for a government environmental protection agency, a private conservation organization, an eco-tourism group, or for businesses in sustainable development, this program can help you get there.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy spending time outdoors
    • Like biology, ecology and other hard sciences
    • Want to be out in the field doing research
    • Are passionate about protecting the natural world
    • Have strong communication and writing skills
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Endangered species manager
    • Conservation biologist/ecologist
    • Environmental consultant
    • Natural resources specialist
    • Researcher or field technician
    • Conservation/restoration program manager
    • Botanist
    • Educator
    • Invasive species management specialist
    • Landscape ecologist
    • Riparian/aquatic ecologist
    • Eco-tourism manager
    • Environmental lawyer (with additional education)