The University of Newcastle, Australia

Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecological Sciences

If you want to further your understanding of the different species and organisms that inhabit our environment to ensure they are protected for years to come, the Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecological Science major is for you.

Building on the coursework from the Biodiversity and Conservation major, you’ll take an in-depth look into Australia’s diverse range of ecosystems and species – both on land and in water. You’ll learn to identify living organisms, understand species diversity, biological control, and the functional role and interrelationships among ecosystem communities.

You’ll also explore conservation strategies for a range of Australian landscapes including rainforests, woodlands, saline land, mine-sites and rivers, and the theory and application of restoration ecology.

Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecological Sciences is a 120 unit major, specific courses can be found in the program handbook.

The Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecological Sciences major within the Bachelor of Science is available at both our Newcastle (Callaghan) campus and our Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus.