Joint B.S./M.S. degree program in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology


Questions about Careers


This page provides answers to frequently asked questions concerning jobs and career advancement after completing the degree program.  If you have other questions, or suggestions of additional sites that we should link this page to, please let me know.


Where should I look for information about jobs?


Many organizations have job postings on the web.  The best sites are probably those run by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), and the Texas A&M job board.


The postings on these sites changes daily as new jobs become advertized, so it is well worth book-marking the sites that seem most relevant to you and checking them frequently. 


If you are interested in specific organizations, you will find that many have their own job boards.  For instance, to check out jobs at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), click here.


If there are specific types of jobs or locations that you're interested in then let me know as various people send me announcements.


What kind of jobs have graduates from the program got after leaving?


Although the B.S./M.S. program is still young, former students have gone on to obtain a wide variety of positions. These include:

  • Science Center of Connecticut (as an environmental educator)
  • Connecticut Ag Station (invasive species work)
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (wildlife biologist)
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (wildlife biologist)
  • Teach for America
  • Vet school
  • UConn Office of Environmental Policy
  • Mystic Aquarium (exhibits staff)
  • Yale University (research coordinator in wildlife epidemiology lab)