Unit Set Information

Conservation Biology Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAGM

This major focuses on the knowledge and skills required to understand the significance of biodiversity and why it is in decline worldwide. Students develop the ability to analyse complex interplays between humans and the natural world, and devise approaches to tackle important conservation issues. Students taking this major in combination with a major in Biological Science or Marine and Freshwater Science will be particularly well-skilled in the underlying science of conservation. Combining this major with either Environmental Management or Occupational Health and Safety, is especially appropriate for those seeking employment as Environmental Officers in industry or government.


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This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Joondalup

Learning Outcomes

Related Careers

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

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.

Major Structure

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

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.