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Conservation Biology Major


Focuses on knowledge and skills required for the study and management of biodiversity.

Students develop the ability to analyse complex interplays between humans and the natural world, and devise approaches to important conservation issues.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical conservation biology situations
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook on organismal diversity.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions relevant to conservation issues.
  6. Think critically to analyse, conceptualise and prioritise solutions to complex conservation biology problems.
  7. Use experimental and digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1183Origins and Evolution of Life15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology15
SCI2116Diversity of Life15
SCI2118Australian Biota15
SCM3201Conservation Biology15
SCI3115Wildlife Management15

Employment Opportunities

This major is relevant to those seeking careers in government agencies, non-government organisations and industries that undertake environmental impact assessments and manage specific ecosystems (such as wetlands, forests, coastlines and arid regions) or species conservation programs.

Possible future job titles

Biodiversity Manager, Nature Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Wildlife Conservation Worker, Environmental Educator, Sanctuary Manager, Natural Resource Officer, Biologist, Bushland Supervisor, Environmental Management Officer

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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