Department of Biology
Urban Ecology is one of the fastest-growing subfields of ecology, and a graduate degree from Hofstra University will position you to fill the increasing demand for professionals who understand the complex interactions between human and habitat in cities and suburbs. Choose either a Master of Science (MS) or a Master of Arts (MA) in Urban Ecology. You will be prepared for a wide range of career paths – from education and environmental consulting to conservation and natural resource management – with a rigorous academic foundation and experience conducting advanced, cutting-edge research that addresses critical conservation, development and ecological challenges. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.
Urban Ecology is a subfield of ecology that deals with the distribution, abundance and interactions of plants and animals (including humans) within urban and suburban environments. Graduates with master's degrees in urban ecology find employment in a wide variety of public and private institutions and agencies, including environmental education, environmental consulting, natural resource management and conservation with both non-governmental and local/state/federal organizations. Some pursue advanced professional degrees.
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