Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) From La Trobe University

Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

La Trobe University

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Program Overview

Our environment is facing serious threats. Learn how to conserve it with La Trobe’s Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology.If you're passionate about the environment and want the skills and knowledge to make a difference, this could be the degree for you.La Trobe's Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology draws on many areas of science including botany, genetics and zoology. You'll learn to apply ecological concepts to the conservation of species and ecosystems and explore the legal framework for conservation.

Your curriculum will cover biology fundamentals – including how organisms, the environment and human populations interact with each other – as well as climate change and sustainability. As you progress in your studies, you'll advance your understanding of conservation issues, learn to use different technologies to collect and process data, and design your own detailed conservation management plan. You'll be taught by La Trobe experts involved in conservation projects, and who work with partners in state and federal government departments and non-government organisations such as Bush Heritage and Trust for Nature.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,000




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Animal And Plant Life
  • Climate, Sustainability And Society
  • Ecology, Evolution And Biodiversity
  • Global Environments
  • Making Sense Of Data
  • Molecules, Genes And Cells
  • Australian Fauna And Ecology
  • Ecological Genetics And Evolution
  • Environmental Law
  • Issues In Conservation

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,000 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

You'll graduate ready for employment in diverse roles across environmental sciences. Possible roles include:

  • Conservation scientist
  • Park ranger
  • Environmental consultant
  • Wildlife research biologist
  • Wildlife officer


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