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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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Major details



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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