Ecology and Conservation Biology
Ecology and conservation biology is the study organisms and their interactions with the environment with a particular focus on understanding the threats to and strategies for protecting organisms and their environment. The ecology and conservation biology major provides a wealth of experiential learning opportunities for students with computer labs, wet labs, field trips and field courses.
Ecology and Conservation Biology at Memorial
We offer various field courses in biology at the Bonne Bay Marine Station, located in Gros Morne National Park, as well as in Terra Nova National Park in eastern Newfoundland and at Memorial's Harlow Campus in England. Students taking this major will also have the opportunity to hone their quantitative skills with computer-based labs that offer training in geographic information systems, computer programming and statistical and mathematical modelling of biological data.
The Department of Biology offers a co-operative education option available to ecology and conservation biology majors. Admission to the co-op option is competitive for a limited number of places.
- Fisheries officer
- Wildlife officer
- Marine biologist
- Bio or Medical Technologist
- Science Teacher
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.
Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Science
Fall, winter and spring semesters
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
- March 1 for fall admission
- Oct. 1 for winter admission
- Feb. 1 for spring admission