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Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology & Ecology
Conservation biology and ecology is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines how living organisms interact with each other and with their environment, as well as how to mitigate the pressures that development and climate change impose on natural systems. Whether you want to explore the migratory behaviors of endangered species, work in ecosystem conservation and restoration or become a manager of natural resources, an ecology degree from Florida Tech gives you hands-on experience in environmental analysis and experimentation and prepares you for a career.
Gain Practical Experience
Students in the conservation and ecology degree program build a strong foundation in biology and a well-rounded background in conservation science, with an emphasis on ecological principles. Florida Tech's "fast start" approach means that you can get involved in undergraduate research during your first year. Many faculty research laboratories and teams are open to and encourage freshman participation. In addition, class-based fieldwork is a staple of the conservation biology and ecology degree program, so students spend a lot of their time learning outdoors. As a senior, you'll refine your practical skills in technical electives and specialized labs and have the opportunity to undertake independent or collaborative (with a peer or professor) research in a topic of your choosing.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, ecology majors build leadership and professional experience through internships and participation in academic organizations like Tri Beta (biological sciences honor society), Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations. Ecology degree majors also participate in unique summer field programs that take them to Costa Rica, Peru, the Caribbean, Australia, the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, and the African Savannah.
Become Recruited Upon Graduation
Employers seek out graduates with an ecology degree from Florida Tech. Employers that have recruited our students for internships and careers include the American Museum of Natural Science, Baltimore Aquarium, Epcot, Florida Medical Entomology Lab and Sea World.
Earn an Advanced Degree
After receiving an ecology degree, students often go on to master's and doctoral programs at Florida Tech and other prestigious universities, such as Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and Duke.