University of Denver (DU) - Ecology
A program that focuses on the scientific study of the relationships and interactions of small-scale biological systems, such as organisms, to each other, to complex and whole systems, and to the physical and other non-biological aspects of their environments. Includes instruction in biogeochemistry; landscape and/or marine/aquatic dynamics; decomposition; global and regional elemental budgets; biotic and abiotic regulation of nutrient cycles; ecophysiology; ecosystem resilience, disturbance, and succession; community and habitat dynamics; organismal interactions (co-evolution, competition, predation); paleoecology, and evolutionary ecology. Get more details and student breakdown below, including other Colorado schools that offer an ecology degree. Students at University of Denver who have completed this program in 2010-2011 have received the following degrees:
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Breakdown of Students That Completed the Ecology Program
The table below lists the number of students that have completed the ecology program at the University of Denver for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Career Options For Graduates
Students who have completed this program, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below. The information covers overall job description, estimated salary and wages, along with job projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of natural sciences managers in our career profile section.
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Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of biologists in our career profile section.
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in our career profile section.
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Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of biological science teachers, postsecondary in our career profile section.
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