Global climate change. Habitat destruction. Invasive species. Urbanization. Accelerated species extinctions. Expertise in conservation biology has never been more relevant and in demand.
Flexible Schedule/Compelling Coursework
With courses in the evenings and on weekends, Fordham’s graduate certificate in conservation biology offers opportunities for exploring conservation biology and urban ecology.
Applicants should have completed a BA/BS in biology, or other natural/environmental science, or equivalent coursework. GRE scores are not required. Learn more about admissions requirements.
The course topics include:
- Evolutionary and ecological processes affecting small populations
- Factors affecting global biodiversity
- Conservation of species and ecosystems
- Fundamentals of environmental law and policy
- Urban Ecology
Work with New York’s Top Conservation Organizations
The certificate culminates with a hands-on practicum providing real-world experience, with opportunities to work at one of New York’s conversation organizations, such as:
- American Museum of Natural History
- Bronx River Alliance
- New York Botanical Garden
- Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
- NYC Audubon Society
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- United Nations Environmental Programme
Unparalleled Access to Ecological Research Sites
Fordham’s formal partnerships with the New York Botanical Garden and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo provide access to diverse plant and animal populations and renowned facilities just adjacent to our Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.
Additionally, students can take courses and conduct research at Fordham’s Louis Calder Center, a biological field station and ecological preserve composed of 113 forested acres in Westchester County housing:
- State-of-the-art ecological, molecular, chemistry, and microscopy laboratories
- Experimental lake mesocosms
- Field and forest enclosures
- Long-term research sites/plots