A concentration in Ecology and Conservation will equip you to be an active, real-world champion of the environment—an expert who applies problem-solving techniques to the ecological issues now confronting a variety of natural and managed ecosystems. You’ll explore areas including forest ecology and management, habitat loss and restoration, endangered species, wetlands biology, fisheries and wildlife management, and the management of lakes and watersheds.
The common thread linking all of these areas will be your ability to apply sound ecological principles in an effort to understand, analyze, and address environmental problems. In this concentration you will learn how to integrate ecological science with sound public policy in ways that protect and enhance the planet’s biological resources. You'll be prepared for a number of rewarding environmental careers—positions for which you will be a high-demand candidate, due to the hands-on nature of our program.