What will I learn?

In this specialization, students will develop an understanding of the processes that influence relationships among organisms and interactions with their environments through regular coursework and individual research projects. This program will prepare students for careers with government agencies, such as conservation, fisheries, wildlife management, and forestry departments, as well as non-governmental organizations, environmental education groups, and the environmental industry. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate studies in fields such as ecology, evolution, animal behavior, natural resource management, or marine and aquatic biology.

Learning Outcomes

1) Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved.

2) Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.

3) Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.

4) Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.

5) Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 to 130 credits)

Tuition fees
US$23,988.00 per year
USD $11,994 per term

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

Start date

Expected August 2020


School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Copernicus Hall - Room 2240700, 1516 Stanley Street,



06050, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have secondary and post-secondary educational records.

For international students

Students must have secondary and post-secondary educational records. The three versions of the TOEFL that a prospective student may take are listed here with minimum acceptable scores: Internet: minimum score 61; Computer: minimum score 173; Paper: minimum score 500

The IELTS Exam is also accepted. A minimum band score of 5.5 is required

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

CCSU is where pioneering students are developed into thoughtful leaders who are ready for a dynamic global society.

  • Has an illustrious teaching history since 1849
  • Based in New Britain, Connecticut, two hours from NYC
  • 15:1 student-to-professor ratio
  • 85% of graduates stay in Connecticut area