Ecology

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why choose Ecology?


Ecologists ask questions such as: Why does New Brunswick have twice as many tree species as Alberta? Do wind turbines threaten the survival of bats? How does climate change impact fish populations?

Ecology examines the relationship that living organisms have with their environment. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the field or laboratory. You also have the opportunity to complete a two-term research project under the guidance of a faculty member, and will gain hands-on experience conducting research at a field school held off our main campus.

Career opportunities

Ecologists have global opportunities to work in areas such as:

  • conservation
  • mining
  • forestry
  • the public sector

A degree in Ecology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as:

  • law
  • medicine
  • veterinary medicine
  • architecture.

Program highlights

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Practical research opportunities - Gain hands-on experience learning techniques and using tools to address real-world issues.

Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.


Courses in this program

Introduction to Biochemistry, Introduction to Marine Science, Principles of Ecology, Principles of Genetics, ​Energy Flow in Biological Systems

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