This 4-year program is an up-to-date, encompassing multi- and interdisciplinary approach, and provides a balanced theory and application of biodiversity and conservation to teaching and learning. The goal of this program is to produce students who are holistic and well-rounded on issues and concerns pertaining to biodiversity and conservation, equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge that they can apply in their respective careers in the future, and ethically and morally committed to contribute to the development of society.
This program runs under the Department of Technology and Heritage comprises of 133 credits of courses including one (1) semester of industrial training.
In overview, students will take courses covering topics like biodiversity, conservation biology, taxonomy (i.e. plants, animals, insects and microorganisms), molecular biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, biostatistics, ethnobiology, nature tourism, GIS, laws, policy and governance, and society and environment, among others. The Final Year Project I and II will be held in Year 3 and 4 while Industrial Training will be held during the final semester.
Towards their studies, students are given the option to choose elective courses based on their personal interest. Choices of elective package are (i) ecosystem management, (ii) nature tourism, and (iii) heritage conservation.
Graduates of this programme can advance their professional career as researcher, lecturer/academician, teacher, forestry officer, wildlife officer, curator for museums and herbaria, tourist manager/tour operator, protected area officer, biologist, taxonomist, botanist, entomologist, zoologist, environmental education officer, consultant, among others. Graduates have the opportunity to work in government agencies, non-government organizations including local and international agencies.