Biology - Conservation Biology
Biological Sciences majors selecting this sequence will receive broad training in Conservation Biology. This sequence is designed for students seeking careers in the conservation of natural ecosystems and their organisms (all levels of biodiversity).
The coursework will also prepare students for graduate studies in Conservation Biology, and for internships and entry-level positions in conservation-oriented non-governmental organizations, state and federal governmental organizations, and environmental consulting firms.
Point of Pride
The School of Biological Sciences touts a nearly 90 percent acceptance rate for its students who apply to post-baccalaureate programs, such as graduate school, medical school, pharmacy school, or a physician assistant program.
Why study Biology - Conservation Biology?
Biology is the study of living organisms, but those organisms and their habitats that contribute to the life support system of Earth are declining. Conservation Biology is the science that works on understanding these living systems so that protection, maintenance and restoration of species and their habitats can be done.
With courses such as Ecology, Evolution, Conservation of Animal and Plant Biodiversity, Botany, and Zoology, students in this major will get exposure into a variety of conservation areas, including environmental, animal, and human conservation.
Conservation biologists work in non-governmental and governmental conservation organizations, environmental consulting firms and academia.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!