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Ecology is the study of the distribution and abundance of organisms, the interactions among organisms, and the interactions between organisms and the physical environment. Conservation biology is an applied science based on ecological principles that focuses on conserving biological diversity and on restoring degraded ecosystems. Arizona State University has made a commitment toward a more sustainable world, and knowledge of conservation biology and ecology, gained through the BS program in biological sciences with a concentration in conservation biology and ecology, is one critical component to help meet this global challenge.
Conservation biologists at ASU investigate the impact of humans on Earth's biodiversity and develop practical approaches to prevent the extinction of species and promote the sustainable use of biological resources. Some investigate the causes of ecosystem degradation and use ecological principles to reestablish desired conditions within a range of ecosystems, including rivers, wetlands, grasslands, urban landscapes and forests.
This program is available as an accelerated degree program: https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/accelerated-bachelor-master-science.
Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology and Ecology) (BS)
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The curriculum prepares students for employment and provides a solid platform for students who wish to attend graduate school. The skills and concepts are preparation for careers with:
The concentration can provide training in specific skills that might be needed in these areas:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||15.2%||$78,240|
|Clinical Research Coordinators||9.9%||$118,970|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||11.1%||$69,400|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||7.6%||$62,290|
|Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||7.8%||$87,420|
|Natural Sciences Managers||9.9%||$118,970|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Water Resource Specialists||9.9%||$118,970|
|Life Scientists, All Other||9.2%||$74,540|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologists||8%||$76,690|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||12.4%||$40,670|
|Soil and Water Conservationists||6.3%||$61,480|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).