B.S. In Conservation Biology

A solid foundation in the biological sciences with a conservation focus

Conservation Biology is an emerging and relevant transdisciplinary field in which students study aspects of biology through a conservation lens with the goal of protecting biodiversity in all forms. The intrinsic valuation of biodiversity along with an emphasis on protection of all species, distinguishes Conservation Biology from other wildlife fields.

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B.S. in Conservation Biology

The Conservation Biology program provides opportunities for students who are passionate about conservation to develop the knowledge and skills to have a local, national and global impact on biodiversity conservation. Our Conservation Biology students are proactive environmental leaders and effective advocates for our planet. They are equipped to address critical issues such as biodiversity loss, habitat degradation, invasive species, and global change. They are well prepared for careers in state, federal, and private environmental agencies, research, or education as well as for continued studies at the graduate level.

Conservation Biology Program Highlights

What You Will Study

Students study a series of courses in ecology, genetics, cell biology, and evolution and then focus on how to manage ecosystems in order to conserve populations and their habitats. Additionally, they receive extensive training and experience in lab techniques, fieldwork, and community partnerships. They also engage in an in-depth study during their senior year and have the opportunity to conduct research and write a thesis related to their specific topic of interest.

Careers in Conservation Biology

As a Conservation Biology degree graduate from Unity, you’ll have a wide range of career options available to you. These include working as a field researcher, environmental consultant, conservation associate, land trust project manager, research scientist assistant, and more.

Students with a B.S. in Conservation Biology from Unity College can go on to earn their graduate degrees or teaching certificate, enabling them to pursue such careers as biochemists, restoration biologist, environmental planner, microbiologists, hydrologists, district conservationist, or teachers.

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Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to helping you drive real change through leading-edge knowledge and expertise.

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