Conservation Biology (Adv Cert)

The advanced certificate in conservation biology can be completed in 8 to 11 months and is awarded after completion of 15 graduate credits, including two core courses, two elective courses from an approved list, and an individually designed practicum, which may consist of a supervised independent research project or a sponsored internship with a governmental or nonprofit organization.

Course Title Credits
BISC 5510Conservation Biology3
BISC 5511Conservation Law and Policy3
Two elective courses, for example:6
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Principles of Geographical Information Science II
Seminar: Ecology/Evolution I
BISC 8051Project and Internship3
Total Credits15

For those students concurrently completing a M.S. or Ph.D. in biological sciences, the following courses cannot be counted as elective courses toward the certificate: