College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014

Department of Biological Sciences

Conservation Biology, Undergraduate Certificate

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2022

The College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences designed this Undergraduate Certificate in Conservation Biology to provide students with knowledge and skills that will make them qualified and competitive for jobs with government agencies and other organizations involved in conservation biology. The certificate will be especially useful for students pursuing Bachelor's degrees in biology, environmental science, or forestry – but majors as diverse as sociology, communications, economics, and humanities are encouraged to apply. The Undergraduate Certificate in Conservation Biology is grounded in an understanding of ecology, resource management, and public policy.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Conservation Biology?

University Requirements

  • 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.

  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.


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 19
Major GPA C
Research Required
Study Abroad Required


Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate must completed in conjunction with a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University. Students should work closely with the certificate advisors and departmental advisors to plan how to integrate this certificate into their degree plan.

    This certificate has the following pre-requisites:

  • 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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