Conservation Science, Minor (0317)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0317

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

This minor will show you how to use science to support conservation strategies and policies. It integrates conservation, ecology and biodiversity – with a focus on the problems of restoring and maintaining viable populations of animal and plant species, and natural and managed ecosystems – so you can better address complex conservation problems. This program is taught by world-class experts and supported by industry partners. You will deepen your understanding of all aspects of biodiversity and conservation, mitigating risk, environmental restoration, national and international conservation policy, and systematic conservation decision-making processes.


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Hawkesbury Internal

Minor Structure

Students must complete all units. The recommended sequence is provided below; however, students may study the units in any order.

Subject Title Credit Points
ENVL 2008Australian Ecosystems: Threats and Solutions10
ENVL 2009Ecosystem Restoration10
ENVL 2010Conservation Priorities and Process10
BIOS 3037Climate change and biodiversity conservation10
Total Credit Points40