The combination of conservation biology and socio-ecological science is also much more useful to employers, who are aiming for more creative thinking and flexibility than is provided by narrowly focused courses in conservation biology. We have designed this major by working closely with the Department of Conservation (DOC) so that it meets the defined needs in the conservation industry.Bachelor of Science: degree outline
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the academic calendar.
You will study the following compulsory papers:
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment
ECOL501 Ecology and Evolution
BIOL502 Plants and Animals
BIOL501 Biological Sampling and Interpretation
ENVS521 Physical and Human Geography
Plus another 90 points (six 15-point papers) as electives.
Other majors or pathways, such as Environmental Science, Marine Biology, or Geospatial Science, can be completed along with Applied Conservation within three years without doing more than the standard eight papers (120 points) per year.
In the final year of your degree you will have the opportunity to enrol in either the Research Project paper (30 points) if you had a B-grade average in 60 points at level 6. This may involve placement in an employer organisation related to your major and undertaking a mini research project.
There is a shortage of science graduates with a combination of biological science and social science skills. Therefore graduates with these skills are extremely valuable for improving the effectiveness of conservation initiatives and are sought after by conservation employers such as DOC, Auckland Council (AC) and national and international Non-Government Organisations working in conservation.
Last updated: 02-Jun-2017 3.37pm
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