B.S. Biology, Ecology and Conservation Biology Emphasis
Students who love nature in all its complexity will want to pursue a B.S. Biology, with the Ecology and Conservation Biology emphasis. These students can pursue a career in stewardship of natural resources or research in ecology or organismal biology. This program emphasizes hands-on learning through a wide variety of field research opportunities.
Students interested in becoming ecologists or wildlife biologists will spend their career studying plants and animals and how they interact with their ecosystems. These individuals typically work outdoors, gathering data and studying plants and animals in their natural habitats. In laboratories, they work to further the understanding of plants and animals in controlled conditions.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for environmental scientists and specialists will increase by 8% between 2019-2029. That’s an additional 7,100 jobs.