Specialisation

Major - Conservation Biology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3049.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

3670.1 Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)
3671.1 Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)
3671.2 Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Conservation biology has emerged as a field of study from a synthesis of the ecological, demographic, genetic and societal risks faced by small natural populations. This major equips students with skills in fundamental biology, in the ecology of populations and communities, in population genetics and in the legal conservation framework to enable them to work in this area.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Rosemary Nicholson

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows. Five units must be from the Level 1 and 2 pools, with no more than three units at Level 1. Students must also complete three units at Level 3.

Level 1

300802 Biodiversity
300816 Cell Biology
300824 Management of Aquatic Environments
300813 Wildlife Studies

Level 2

300836 Botany
300839 Ecology
300845 Genetics

Level 3

Students must complete

300855 Conservation Biology

And choose two of

300929 Aquatic Ecology
300918 Invertebrate Biology
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity


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