The Program in Conservation Biology offers an interdisciplinary graduate conservation biology certificate. The program applies a multifaceted understanding of the factors affecting the conservation of biological diversity. It is centered in the Department of Biological Sciences but includes faculty members from the Departments of Environmental and Plant Biology, Economics, Geography, and Political Science.
Students enrolled in any master’s or doctoral program at Ohio University are eligible to apply for the certificate. Each application for the certificate program is reviewed by an oversight committee composed of three faculty representatives from participating departments. Each student in the program chooses a certificate advisor to oversee the completion of requirements.
The requirements for the certificate are the completion of BIOS 581 Animal Conservation Biology, BIOS 797 Seminar in Conservation Biology, and three courses from the following list for a total of 17–20 credit hours. Two of the three courses must be outside your major field of study. The certificate is awarded upon fulfillment of these requirements and completion of the graduate degree.
The courses listed here are offered by five departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, up to five hours of courses offered under titles such as Special Topics or Colloquium that focus on aspects of conservation biology may be applied toward the certificate with the approval of your certificate advisor.