Biodiversity Major

Biodiversity (BIOD)

Admission Requirements

Exploring the Cycles of Life

 Engage in Interdisciplinary Studies

Explore natural selection, evolution, genetic variation, life cycles, ecosystem structure, population dynamics and more, both in class and in the field, for a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge.

 Gain Hands-on Experience

Complete field experiences and consider an international exchange or internship to expand your understanding of biodiversity.

 Build Your Career Foundation

Biodiversity graduates can enter the growing field of biodiversity science, through associated industries and government agencies, and contribute to global efforts to understand and protect life on Earth.

Why Biodiversity?

Biodiversity impacts every aspect of our planet and our lives and is critical in the functioning of ecosystems large and small. This major explores the meaning and significance of biodiversity and current issues, combining theoretical and practical experiences both in the field and in the classroom.

If you're interested in studying Biodiversity, you may also be interested in Animal Biology, Biological Science, Environmental Biology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Plant Science, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, or other majors.

BIOD Course Calendar

What Can You Do with a Degree in Biodiversity?

Prepare for related post-graduate work and pursue careers in biology, conservation, aquaculture, biotechnology, education,and research, either in government or the private sector. 

Here are a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued: 

  • Museum curator
  • Bio-prospector 
  • Conservation biologist 


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