The Conservation Biology Major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. The Conservation Biology major is designed for students interested in public or private-sector careers in fields such as endangered species protection and recovery, habitat conservation, conservation biology education, and fisheries and wildlife management.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Thinking About This Major?
The Center for Career & Professional Development has many tools and resources available to help you choose your major. Below are three of them:
Focus 2: A series of reliable, intuitive, career and education decision-making assessments to help students select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in their career development.
Skills developed as a Conservation Biology major (via Focus2): Decision making, equipment selection, listening, managing time, problem solving, reading comprehension, reasoning, science, writing and authoring.
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn more about what you can do as a Conservation Biology major! Some areas of career options are research, healthcare, biological sciences, ecological biology, biotechnology, education.
Handshake: UMW’s online career management platform that includes the latest jobs from employers hiring at your school. You can search for organizations based on major, location, job type, and many other categories.
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