Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation)
The study of Ecology and Conservation requires a good understanding of plant and animal biology, including an appreciation of the natural history of organisms and of environmental factors such as climate and topography, which help define habitats.
|3 years full time
Part time available
|Midyear start - Yes|
|OP/Rank 2012 was 16/66|
|CRICOS code is 076290A|
Our natural world is facing some of its most challenging and complex issues yet. The planet needs help – and our Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation) lets you play an important role.
What you will learn
By completing this degree you will be equipped to:
scientifically identify, offset and solve real environmental threats
manage climate change, environmental pollution and deforestation impacts
protect biodiversity and established ecosystem processes
understand how plants and animals function, reproduce and relate to their environment
improve at-risk ecosystems, plant and wildlife species
grasp how plant and ecological science relates to current conservation issues
Identify and manage plant and animal species and communities.
Close to world-class ecological research centres and diverse natural environments, JCU offers a perfect setting for your degree.
Our region is home to the World Heritage rainforests of the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park — not to mention sprawling outback, savanna, wetlands, and agricultural and urban areas.
You will also gain relevant knowledge and skills through:
practical involvement in current ecological and conservation research projects
field trips and practical work experience in a rich variety of botanical and zoological communities and environments
leading partner organisation networks, including CSIRO and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Learn from the experts
You will enjoy being in an internationally recognised centre of ecology and conservation research.
JCU is the only Australian university to receive the highest ERA ranking (5*) for environmental science and management. Over a 10 year period, we are the highest ranked Australian university for citations in ecology and environment.
Join us and discover how you too can benefit from, and contribute to, this expertise.
Our graduates find employment locally and internationally as researchers, academics, teachers, environmental assessors and consultants in universities, research organisations, government agencies and environmental consultancy firms, including JCU’s partner organisations.
With further study, graduates can progress into a career in research ecology. Research ecologists observe and experiment in laboratories and natural habitats, analyse data and synthesise information to better understand ecological interactions. In universities, they may also teach and supervise ecology students.
Joint degree options
Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance their career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Science degree can be combined as a joint degree in:
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