Biodiversity and Conservation Science Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity and Conservation Science will provide students with the fundamentals of conservation ecology, as well as the key principles of evolution and biodiversity underlying the challenges and opportunities related to conservation. Additionally, through this three, three-credit online course curriculum, students will learn specific current and future concepts and technologies to pursue conservation in practice. Please note that this program is 100% online.

Required Courses:
BCM 700Conservation Ecology3
BCM 725Evolution, Biodiversity, and Conservation3
BCM 745Emerging Conservation Concepts and Technologies3
Total Credits9

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission

How to Apply as a Graduate Special Student (non-degree seeking):

Please send the following materials to the Office of Graduate Studies at

  • UW System Application for Graduate Special Status:
  • Official transcript showing proof of a bachelor's degree sent to UWGB Admissions at directly from the institution that issued the degree. Note: students who completed their bachelors at UWGB do not have to submit official transcripts. 
  • International students may also need to provide the following documentation:

How to Apply as a Current, UWGB Degree Seeking Graduate Student:

Progress to Completion

  1. Candidate applies to the Biodiversity and Conservation Science Certificate program by submitting the appropriate materials.
  2. Candidate is admitted to the Biodiversity and Conservation Science Certificate program by the UWGB Program Chair.
  3. Student fulfills the program course requirements.
  4. Students completing a graduate degree program at UWGB will have the certificate posted to their transcripts upon conferral of their graduate degree. 
  5. Students who are not completing a graduate degree may request certificate verification from the Office of Graduate Studies at