Biological Aspects of Conservation Major
About the Major
The Biological Aspects of Conservation (BAC) Major is designed to provide students broad training in biological and related disciplines most relevant to conservation. The program emphasizes basic knowledge of natural history, whole organism biology, ecological interactions, and conservation biology. Aldo Leopold and Norman Fassett first initiated this major in the 1940s to prepare individuals for careers as game wardens, ranger naturalists, and museum workers. These opportunities continue and have expanded to include work in environmental education; forest, game and park management; endangered species research and recovery efforts; and work with private conservation organizations. The major is also recommended for those seeking a liberal education in the intrinsic values of natural resources and those preparing for graduate study in the rapidly developing field of conservation biology (e.g., our M.S. program in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development).
The Biological Aspects of Conservation major is in the College of Letters and Science.
How do I declare the Biological Aspects of Conservation Major?
You will need to schedule an advising appointment to declare the major. There are no prerequisites for major declaration.
Student Services Coordinator: Will Lipske; firstname.lastname@example.org; 262-6836; 445 Henry Mall, Room 109 (Map); Make an appointment with Will via WiscCal (Note: Appointments made via WiscCal must be scheduled at least 24 hrs in advance.)
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Department Contact Info: 445 Henry Mall; room 109 | Madison WI 53706 | email@example.com | 608-262-6836