Wildlife and conservation biology
Focus on real-world problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. Gain theoretical and practical experience in wildlife ecology and research, landscape and vegetation management, and biodiversity conservation and management.
|Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees|
|Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
Why study wildlife and conservation biology at Deakin?
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Deakin's Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) was the first course to be offered in Victoria with a major focus on wildlife and conservation biology. Teaching staff members are active researchers in their field and have strong connections to industry.
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Career skills to make a difference
As a graduate, you will have the skills to contribute in a professional capacity to the study and management of wildlife populations both in Australia and overseas. You will be provided with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in this vibrant and growing interdisciplinary field.
A flexible qualification
A degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology is a broad qualification that combines the skills for a specialised career with more generic skills that give graduates job flexibility and broad career options. Graduates will gain the knowledge and skills to be actively involved in managing and understanding all facets of the natural environment.
Hands-on, practical experience
The hands-on emphasis of the course includes field-based experiences such as extended wildlife field studies trips and regular practical classes in every year level. You will complete a professional work placement and be actively encouraged to volunteer in local and international environmental programs.
Global Science and Technology Program
The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high-achieving students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas to help them develop new skills and a broader world view.
Honours in wildlife and conservation biology gives you the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research, additional coursework and training in research techniques. It can offer you a competitive edge in the job market along with providing a pathway to a higher degree – including a PhD.
As a graduate you will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, and environmental science, and ready to take up challenging roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist.