Apr 21, 2021
This certificate is no longer accepting applications effective Fall 2016.
The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology provides students with an excellent opportunity for cross-discipline training in conservation theory in a classroom setting with fieldwork in the laboratory portions of Biology.
The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology emphasizes basic and applied conservation biology. The certificate offers an excellent opportunity for cross-discipline training that provides conservation theory in a classroom setting and valuable field work in the laboratory portions of the Biology courses. The Department of Biology provides basic courses on campus, while scientists at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom offer applied courses on Disney property. Practical experience dealing with small animal populations is provided within Disney’s unique zoological setting.
The Conservation Biology certificate requires four graduate courses (12 credit hours) in conservation study.
Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Required Courses: 12 Credit Hours
Students should take two courses from Group A, one course from Group B, and the course from Group C.
Graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology are expected to engage in independent learning throughout their enrollment. Independent learning is a key component of all of the courses approved for inclusion in this certificate, where emphasis is placed on the development of analytical skills and critical thinking. In addition, depending upon their career goals, other experiences such as directed readings, additional research projects, or internships may be undertaken by the students.
Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Kate Mansfield PhD
Millican Hall 230
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112
ETS PPI: 5233