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, and 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. To facilitate scheduling for professionals, graduate courses in the Department of Biological Sciences are offered in the late afternoon or evening.
Applicants must 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
**50% off application fee through November 15, 2012!**
With the development of molecular biology, the sequencing of the human genome and the improvement of imaging technology in recent decades, the field of biomedicine now relies heavily on computing and information science and technology. Biomedical Informatics has become an essential part of the knowledge and skill sets necessary in the professions of medicine, health care, the biotechnology industry, government, and the financial sectors specializing in biomedical science and technology. This 15 credit Advanced Certificate requires courses in Biostatistics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics as well as a practicum Project and Internship course.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Frank Hsu, PhD
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Dept. of Computer and Information Science email@example.com or (718) 817-4483