This online graduate certificate prepares you to take wildlife conservation actions in the real world that integrates the needs of nature and people in a sustainable and equitable way. While completing this certificate, you can dive into the history of the land ethic while refining your own, you can build the skills of a sustainability change agent, you can construct a habitat management plan, you can communicate to different audiences about conservation, and you can study the history and/or the current state of wildlife policy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

1. Refine their own land ethic after studying the writings and ideas of leaders in wildlife conservation;

2. Improve community stewardship of natural resources using the skills of a sustainability change agent;

3. Construct a habitat management plan that is grounded in conservation science and responsible human land use;

4. Create effective, visually appealing conservation messages designed for specific audiences;

5. Evaluate how science, advocacy, and public engagement inform wildlife conservation policy; and

6. Analyze current fish and wildlife conservation policy and the scientific, political, and socio-economic forces influencing it.

Effective Fall 2023

 Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Select a minimum of 4 courses in consultation with advisor:12
Wildlife Conservation Ethics
Wildlife Habitat Management on Private Land
Wildlife Policy, Administration, and Law
Wildlife Conservation Policy--Current Events
Leadership and Public Communications
Natural Resources Policy and Biodiversity
Action for Sustainable Behavior
Program Total Credits:12

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.