If you're passionate about the natural environment, you'll know what impact humans are having on our planet. Here's your chance to make a difference by contributing to the conservation or management of our rich biodiversity.Find out more
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Study world ready
In this Bachelor of Science degree, you'll learn how to analyse the complex interactions between humans and the natural world, and apply the tools of modern biology to finding solutions to important conservation issues.
"I've always had an interest in the environment and chose ECU because it offers hands-on, job-ready degrees"
I have learnt so much from being out in the field and putting lecture content into practice. I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to go on a two-week study tour in the Gascoyne region of WA.
I have also been involved in a number of volunteering opportunities, with Fisheries and Parks and Wildlife and these have been valuable learning experiences.
I found the lecturers really passionate and knowledgeable about their study area. As part of our third year of study, we have field trips with government departments, such as the Department of Parks and Wildlife. This will also be very useful when applying for jobs in the future.
"My course allowed me to do things most people only dream about"
Fieldwork is an important part of the Biological Sciences course. I was able to help with reptile surveys and research projects all over the state.
These opportunities took me to stunning areas of WA, including the Kimberley, and allowed me to get up close and personal with elusive species of native fauna that most people don't even know exist.