Biometry/Biometrics Major

Biometry and Biometric Studies is a program that focuses on the application of statistics and other computational methods to the study of problems in the biological sciences and related fields in agriculture and natural resources.

Biometry and Biometric majors and degree programs likely include instruction in computational biology, mathematical statistics, matrix algebra, applied calculus, experimental design, linear modeling, sampling theory, stochastic processes, spatial and temporal analysis, longitudinal analysis, sparse/unbalanced data and complex error, and applications to such topics as population genetics, animal breeding, forest genetics, population dynamics, wildlife biometry, ecology, and agricultural and natural resource management.

What can you do with a major/degree in Biometry and Biometric Studies?

Work in the field of biometry (biometrics) may be found in information technology security industry where employment is by businesses and other organizations to design and implement data defense methods. Other career areas include forestry scientists, forensics specialists, health care monitoring personnel, and security technology firms.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Biometry and Biometric Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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