UNIVERSITY OF GHANA : B.Sc Animal Biology and Conservation Science

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myshsrank | December 14, 2020 |

OVERVIEW

Animal Biology and Conservation Science is devoted to the scientific study and management of indigenous plants and animals. It is a multidisciplinary science with a primary goal of reducing the impact of environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and climate change. In this regard, experts in Animal Biology & Conservation Science conduct experimental studies with animals in controlled/natural environment; collect biological data and specimens for analysis and study the characteristics of animals Health, Fishery Biology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Applied Entomology and Advanced Genetics.

The latter focuses largely on modern concepts of molecular biology and genetic engineering. Also, students admitted into the 
Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science may combine with other courses for a degree in Animal Biology with such other courses. Notably, BSc Animal Biology with Biochemistry, BSc Animal and Plant Biology (combined major), BSc Animal Biology with Chemistry, and BSc Animal Biology with Psychology.
 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The student of Animal Biology and Conservation Science will be so adequately equipped with knowledge, directed towards the complex interrelationships among humans, other animals, plants and the physical environment and how to reduce their negative anthropogenic impact.

INDUSTRY/GLOBAL TRENDS

Environmental change requires an expert understanding of animal biology and conservation, whether in charting the recovery of endangered populations, or in avoiding outbreaks of diseases such as avian flu. The importance of captive breeding and reintroduction implies that experts in animal biology also have an important part to play in the management of zoo animals as part of conservation programmes. This programme covers a field of study that is both scientifically rigorous and extremely relevant to today’s world.
 

ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed on the basis of completed assignment, examination, laboratory activities and project or other methods outlined in specific subject outlines

TUITION METHODS
 

Lectures, Class discussion and Practical tutorials.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students are trained professionals in health care, environmental sciences, natural resource management and basic ecology. Notably, Clinicians, University Lecturers, Agricultural Entomologists, Biomedical Researchers, Medical and Dental Officers, Veterinary Officers, Public Health Officers, Environmental Consultants, Conservation Biologists, Wildlife Managers, Teachers in Second Cycle Institutions and Scientific Officers. An Animal Biology and Conservation science degree also offers an excellent general university education and can provide a gateway to careers in management, journalism and the media, finance and other areas of 
commerce, law, computing and the leisure industry.
 

Source: Johnny Doe

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