College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013


International Forestry and Conservation, Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate is designed to provide students with the theoretical foundation and practical skills to advance the conservation of biodiversity and management of natural resources in developing countries.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in International Forestry and Conservation?

Students pursuing this certificate will develop an understanding of how forests are changing on a global scale through human activities. Students examine management approaches used in developing countries from plantations to conservation reserves, and major issues that affect forests including biodiversity, deforestation, indigenous use, tourism, and environmental protection. Students also have the opportunity to study internationally to obtain firsthand knowledge about how forestry and conservation are practiced abroad.

University Requirements

  • An undergraduate certificate may be earned as part of a bachelor's degree or as a stand-alone certificate.

    To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Major GPA 2.0
Study Abroad Optional


Certificate Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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