Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical conservation biology situations
Think critically to analyse, conceptualise and prioritise solutions to complex conservation biology problems.
Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions relevant to conservation issues.
Use experimental and digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
Demonstrate a global outlook on organismal diversity.
Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.
Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
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.
Coming from a farming background, I was always interested in studying biology. So I made the decision to move here and begin my studies at ECU.
ECU offered me a course with exciting fieldwork and lecturers who were so welcoming. They even helped me find work experience positions! I have completed volunteer work at the Western Australian Herbarium.
I’ve learned that anything is achievable if you set your mind to it and focus on your goals and dreams.
"The chemistry was right to return to study"
Applied and Analytical Chemistry student Samantha Ridgway talks about how easy it was to come back to study as a mature age student.
"I've always had a passion for animals"
Conservation and Wildlife Biology student Shanaaz Badat talks about her ECU experience.
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