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The Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Biology is designed for students preparing to enter a wide variety of careers in the environmental sciences. The degree provides a strong, diverse background in biology as well as the supporting fields of geology, geography, political science, economics, recreation and tourism management, chemistry and mathematics. The major includes two concentrations: Conservation Biology and Environmental Policy and Management. In both concentrations students have the option to seek employment immediately after graduation in the private, public or non-profit sector, or to continue their education in graduate and professional programs.
Environmental and Conservation biologists work to sustainably manage or restore ecosystems, develop and implement environmental policies, or conduct research on how ecological processes affect biological diversity. A few examples of potential careers are wildlife ecologists, environmental educators, forest managers, environmental consultants, and personnel at public environmental regulatory or land use planning agencies. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) Those students entering a research career will need to take courses to meet admissions requirements of graduate programs, and should consult their faculty advisor.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 120 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
Biology Club, CRICK, Environmental Conservation Group
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