2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Conservation Biology Graduate Certificate


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College: Sciences Degree: CRT
Department: Biology
Program Websites: http://biology.cos.ucf.edu/graduate_index.php

Program Description


This certificate is no longer accepting applications effective Fall 2016.

The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology provides students with an excellent opportunity for cross-discipline training in conservation theory in a classroom setting with fieldwork in the laboratory portions of Biology.

The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology emphasizes basic and applied conservation biology. The certificate offers an excellent opportunity for cross-discipline training that provides conservation theory in a classroom setting and valuable field work in the laboratory portions of the Biology courses. The Department of Biology provides basic courses on campus, while scientists at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom offer applied courses on Disney property. Practical experience dealing with small animal populations is provided within Disney’s unique zoological setting.

Curriculum


The Conservation Biology certificate requires four graduate courses (12 credit hours) in conservation study.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses: 12 Credit Hours


Students should take two courses from Group A, one course from Group B, and the course from Group C.

Independent Learning


Graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology are expected to engage in independent learning throughout their enrollment. Independent learning is a key component of all of the courses approved for inclusion in this certificate, where emphasis is placed on the development of analytical skills and critical thinking. In addition, depending upon their career goals, other experiences such as directed readings, additional research projects, or internships may be undertaken by the students.

Application Requirements


Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Kenneth Fedorka PhD
Assistant Professor
kenneth.fedorka@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-6685
BL 401B

Graduate Admissions

Anthony Tufano
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230  
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL  32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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