Global climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, urbanization, and accelerated species extinctions are increasingly recognized as critical threats to the world’s ecosystems and human health. As a result, expertise in Conservation Biology has become essential for many scientists, teachers, politicians, and citizen scientists in academia, environmental consulting firms, government agencies, non-governmental agencies, and secondary education.
To meet this need for professionals with expertise in Conservation Biology, Fordham’s Department of Biological Sciences recently developed and implemented a Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology. Students participating in this program will receive a broad background in the:
evolutionary and ecological processes affecting small populations
factors affecting global biodiversity
conservation of species and ecosystems
fundamentals of environmental law and policy
The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology can be completed in one year and is awarded after completion of 15 graduate credits, including two core courses (Conservation Biology and Conservation Law & Policy), two elective courses from an approved list, and a practicum.
Appropriate electives offered in the recent past include:
Ecology of Urban and Suburban Landscapes
Behavioral Ecology, as well as seminars in ecology and evolution.
To facilitate scheduling for professionals, graduate courses in the Department of Biological Sciences are offered in the late afternoon or evening.
Applicants should have a BA/BS in Biology, other natural science, or environmental science. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Students without the required background will be advised to take necessary prerequisite courses.
For more information, please contact:
J. Alan Clark, PhD, JD firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 817-3678