B.Sc. On Campus

Conservation Biology

SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

48 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
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Conservation biology is the application of science to conserve the earth's imperiled species and ecosystems. We offer a bachelor degree in Conservation Biology at the SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


At the SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry we offer a bachelor degree in Conservation Biology. 

The field is a relatively young one that is growing rapidly in response to the biodiversity crisis, perhaps the most critical environmental issue of our time. Conservation biologists view all of nature's diversity as important and having inherent value. 

This diversity spans the biological hierarchy and includes variation at the level of genes, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biomes.

Key Features 

  • A focus on biological diversity and an intrinsic valuation of nature is what distinguishes conservation biology from wildlife management (with its somewhat more utilitarian perspective and a focus on populations of birds and large mammals) and from general environmental biology (with a broad focus on environmental issues). 
  • Conservation biologists seek ways to integrate biological perspectives with social, economic, legislative and political ones to achieve conservation goals.

Programme Structure

  • The courses associated with this major reflect the interdisciplinary and holistic nature of conservation biology. 
  • After obtaining a foundation in basic science communication, and general education subjects, students learn the evolutionary and ecological forces that have generated the patterns of biodiversity around us, through courses in organismal biology, evolutionary and systematic biology, population biology, ecology and ecosystem science. 
  • An introductory course in conservation biology and one in problem solving in conservation biology familiarize students with the dimensions of the current biodiversity crisis and the management tools available to mitigate for it. 
  • These, in combination with a selection of advanced courses in conservation biology, a senior synthesis and an internship or research experience in conservation biology, cover the breadth of biological, social, political, and economic aspects of the biodiversity crisis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language that meet one of the following standards established by the faculty of SUNY-ESF
  • Transcripts and international academic credentials
  • Submission of the SUNY International Student Applicant Forms. No fee is required for processing these forms.
  • Copy of the passport should be submitted with application materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3535 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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