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Our Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity Conservation and Management draws on areas of strength within the Department of Earth and Environment and the Department of Biological Sciences to provide students with specialized knowledge about managing and conserving the Earth's biological resources. It is designed for students who seek careers in agencies that manage and conserve biological resources; for people in the private sector who seek specialized knowledge in this area; for educators seeking advanced training; or for others interested in the topic.

The certificate is managed by the Department of Earth and Environment and the Biodiversity and Conservation Certificate Committee. It is open to degree-seeking students only.

  • Courses

    This certificate requires 15 credits, including:

    •  EVR 5409 Advanced Conservation Biology (3)


    Conservation Sciences and Management (6 credits required):

    • PCB 5046 Plant Conservation Biology (3)
    • EVR 5069 Wetland Ecology and Management (3)
    • EVR 5376 Advanced Ecology and Management of Invasive Species (3)
    • SWS 5305 Advanced Soil Resources Analysis (3)


    Integrated Biological Resources Management (6 credits required):

    • PCB 5418C Advanced Marine Protected Areas (4)
    • BOT 5816 Ethnobotany (3)
    • EVR 6360 Protected Area Management (3)
    • EVR 6406 U.S. Endangered Species Management (3)
    • EVR 6330 Tropical Ecosystems Management (3)


    Related courses may be considered. For more information, consult the Graduate Certificates Catalog.

  • Application

    Current degree-seeking students should complete the Graduate Certificate Application and submit it to the department for approval. Approved certificate applications will be forwarded to the Registrar for processing.