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About this major

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

Please note: This major is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation).

Wildlife Conservation combines biology and conservation management with additional prescribed units of study in statistics and animal sciences. It will provide students with extensive training in wildlife conservation by incorporating the study of biodiversity and evolution, animal science, and animal behaviour and management.

Graduate attributes

Graduates of this major will have attained skills in using biological language to discuss, explain and apply ecological and evolutionary processes and their role in wildlife conservation. They will be able to use statistical tools and concepts to analyse and interpret ecological and evolutionary data.

They will also be able to analyse conservation issues using ecological and evolutionary principles from individual species to global populations and communities.

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