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Undergraduate subject

Ecosystem Health and Biosecurity

12 October 2023
Major studies in Ecosystem Health and Biosecurity investigates the impact of change and human activity on the natural processes of our ecosystems.
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Ecosystem Health and Biosecurity

Introduction

This subject will help you understand the extent of our impact on the natural world and why it is so important to protect our native species and habitats.

This subject will help you understand the extent of our impact on the natural world and why it is so important to protect our native species and habitats now more than ever.

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Ecosystem Health and Biosecurity

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What will my study involve?

  • Learn about current threats to biosecurity and how these impact our own wellbeing by choosing your focus on areas such as marine biology, forestry, freshwater, and evolution.
  • Study biodiversity and learn practical skills through UC research centres and field stations.
  • Take part in work placements and projects working alongside community organisations.
  • Studying this major as part of the Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours is the only degree of its kind in Aotearoa, and is accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) to deliver environmental practitioners for roles in industry, government, education, research, and the community.

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Courses

Ecosystem Health and Biosecurity major

Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours, along with the following major courses:

200-level

300-level

400-level

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Career opportunities

Through your studies, you will be able to learn how to identify invasive species and other disturbances, analyse data, and consider the wider stakeholders involved. You will also learn broader skills like research, conservation, designing experiments, communication, problem-solving, and writing.

Career pathways could include:

  • biosecurity
  • regional council
  • policy and advisory
  • ecological restoration.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Environmental Science.

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