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What will I learn?

The concentration program in natural resource ecology in the BS in applied biological sciences offers students the broad base of knowledge needed to sustainably manage natural resources in a variety of ecosystems.

Students learn about fundamental components of natural systems such as soils and water and the plant and wildlife communities they support. Students also learn to measure and assess plant and animal populations through a variety of field techniques and computer tools, including Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing. Knowledge and techniques are applied to case studies in the classroom and laboratory projects.

Students can apply their knowledge further by seeking undergraduate research opportunities with faculty, and internships with outside organizations and businesses.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include employment in public agencies and private consulting firms and includes possible positions such as:

  • environmental consultant
  • environmental researcher and educator
  • natural resource manager
  • park manager
  • range manager
  • watershed manager
  • wildlife biologist or ecologist

Which department am I in?

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,200.00 per year
Freshman and sophomore students in the Polytechnic School and New College receive 10% discount on tuition

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


Polytechnic Campus

5990 S Sterling Mall Mesa,



85212, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

First-year students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.

Application deadline: Spring - November 1; Fall - May 1.

English language proficiency requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Score of at least 57 (pBT) or 61 (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Overall band score of the academic test of at least 6.0; Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Score of at least 53; Duolingo English test - Graduate minimum score of 95.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Arizona State University (Kaplan International) offers below pathways course for this subject

About Arizona State University (Kaplan International)

Kaplan helps international students gain admission to ASU, one of the most popular U.S. universities chosen by overseas learners.

  • Ranked #1 in the USA for innovation
  • Based in Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the USA
  • Choice of 350+ bachelor’s and nearly 200 master’s degrees
  • Range of merit scholarships available

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