Students enrolled in ecology graduate programs will engage in a course of study designed to help them understand, interpert, and analyze the interactions that occur between organisms and the enviroment. Students who earn an ecology graduate degree might apply their knowlege in a number of different capacities in fields such as conservation, enviromental science, enviromental planning, ecological research, community health, and agricutlture.
There are a handful of degree types you can attain from a graduate program in ecology. These include but are not limited to:
- Graduate Certificate in Industrial Rocks and Minerals
- Master’s in Rangeland Ecology and Management
- Ph.D. in Desert Studies
If you enroll at an ecology grad school you are likely to encounter coursework in subjects including; community ecology, ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, research and statistics, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, abiotic components of their enviroment, evolutionary biology, natural resource management, and sustainability.
Graduate programs in ecology might award students with degrees that might help them explore potential career oppportunities with government agencies, technical consultation organizations, and engineering services1.