Conservation Leadership, Policy, and Management Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Leadership, Policy, and Management will provide students with a deep understanding of many dimensions of conservation, including human and cultural elements, and cover the best principles toward practical conservation design and implementation. Additionally, through this three, three-credit online course curriculum, learners will hone the most effective techniques to lead diverse teams and engage the community to yield the most sustainable impact of conservation efforts. Please note that this program is 100% online.

Required Courses:
BCM 710Conservation Design and Management3
BCM 720Human Dimensions of Conservation3
BCM 740Conservation Leadership and Community Engagement3
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 Conservation Leadership, Policy, and Management certificate program by submitting the appropriate materials.
  2. Candidate is admitted to the Conservation Leadership, Policy, and Management 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