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Ecology and Conservation Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
In this Ecology and Conservation Biology program from University of Idaho, you will build a strong foundation in the traditional sciences, like biology and ecology. You will also explore the social sciences and form a deep multidisciplinary understanding of the environmental, social and political challenges that threaten plants, animals and ecosystems.
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Professionals in ecology and conservation biology help promote a sustainable future for our planet – and of those who live on it – by working to manage, conserve and restore the natural environments that support diverse forms of life on earth.

Professionals in this field manage natural resources, protect endangered species, and lead other conservation programs. Whether you want to work for a government environmental protection agency, a private conservation organization, an eco-tourism group, or for businesses in sustainable development, this program can help you get there.

This Ecology and Conservation Biology program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy spending time outdoors
  • Like biology, ecology and other sciences
  • Want to be out in the field doing research
  • Are passionate about understanding and conserving the natural world
  • Have strong communication and writing skills

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Endangered species manager
  • Conservation biologist/ecologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Natural resources specialist
  • Researcher or field technician
  • Conservation/restoration program manager
  • Botanist
  • Environmental educator
  • Invasive species management specialist
  • Landscape ecologist
  • Riparian/aquatic ecologist
  • Eco-tourism manager
  • Environmental lawyer (ECB provides a solid science background for J.D. candidates)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisms & Environments 
  • Intro to Chemistry 
  • Principles of Chemistry 
  • College Writing & Rhetoric
  • Survey of Calculus
  • Analytic Geometry & Calculus 
  • Fund of Public Speaking 
  • Integrated Seminar
  • Exploring Natural Resources

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 private, state, and continuing education funds.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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