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O que eu aprenderei?

The only program of its kind in Ontario. You will focus on the conservation of at-risk animal populations using current research and technologies, including genetics and environmental DNA (eDNA).

Program highlights:

Animal conservation biology has grown in recent years with the global loss of species diversity due to several factors, including habitat destruction, disease, and climate change. The Conservation Biology program will help address this – it is the only diploma program in Ontario that focuses solely on applied skills and research in animal biodiversity conservation.

As part of the program, you will:

  • Develop a broad background in animal biodiversity conservation
  • Take part in field work and lab work specific to conserving animal populations
  • Carry out genetic and tissue sampling with a focus on eDNA
  • Develop skills and knowledge in identifying at-risk aquatic and terrestrial animals, and assess their risk factors
  • Perform field surveys, and complete an applied research project in semester 4

Career opportunities:

Career opportunities within this field are varied. Graduates could work for federal, provincial/territorial or municipal government departments, colleges and universities, environmental consulting firms, industry firms, or as self-employed consultants.

Careers include:

  • Biological Technician/Technologist
  • Conservation Technician
  • Aquatic Biology Technician
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Conservation and Fishery Officer
  • Zoological Technician/Technologist
  • Species at Risk Technician
  • Wildlife Resources Technician

Pathway program:

If you do not meet the admission requirements for Conservation Biology, consider the General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option. This pathway program may provide the requirements you need for admission while you earn credit for first semester of Conservation Biology.

Related programs:

You may consider continuing your education in the Fish and Wildlife Technician, Ecosystem Management Technician, Environmental Technician or another of our two-year environmental or natural resource sciences diploma programs. In just two more semesters, you can obtain an additional Technician diploma and expand your career opportunities. You might also want to consider taking one of our graduate certificate programs to enhance your skill set. These include Aquaculture Co-op, Applied Planning – Environmental, or Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement.

Transfer agreements:

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Ontario tech university:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Undergraduate Diploma in Designing Adult Learning for the Digital Age

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 semestres)

Semester 1: CAN $8,916.36; semester 2: CAN $8,857.28
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


Frost Campus

200 Albert Street S.,


Ontario (ON),

K9V 5E6, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Minimum admission requirements:

Students applying to Conservation Biology must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD (or equivalent mature student status OSSD) including Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math. Completion of Grade 12 C/U Biology and Chemistry is recommended.

Academic requirements:

  • High school diploma

English language proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS : 6.0 (No band less than 5.5. Applicants from India: no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL : 79
  • Pearson Test English: 58+

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.