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Earn your degree or certificate in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the University of Wisconsin.

Earn your master’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Management or a graduate certificate in biodiversity science, data management, or conservation leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Courses are completed entirely online—an ideal format for busy professionals.

Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

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Protect our natural world for future generations.

Gain the skills and knowledge to manage complex conservation challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, managing threatened and endangered species, restoration and remediation of environmental damages, and balancing multiple recreational uses, while integrating the human perspective through community engagement and culturally responsible conservation practices.

Study online, anytime, while staying connected.

Access course content from any device

Zero on-campus meetings or requirements

No need to be online at a specific time for classes

Interact with faculty and fellow students via online discussion boards

Flexibility to earn a master’s degree or one or more certificates.

Complete all three stackable certificates + the capstone project to earn your master’s degree.


Biodiversity and Conservation Science—Stackable Certificate

3 courses. 9 credits. Explore approaches to conservation planning, policy, and land stewardship. Courses in conservation ecology, evolution, biodiversity, and emerging concepts and technologies in conservation.

Conservation Data Management and Analysis—Stackable Certificate

3 courses. 9 credits. Learn how to collect and communicate environmental research to support conservation planning. Courses in conservation research, data analytics and visualization, and spatial analysis and mapping.

Conservation Leadership, Policy, and Management—Stackable Certificate

3 courses. 9 credits. Learn how to integrate human and cultural elements into conservation planning. Courses in conservation project management, human dimensions of conservation, conservation leadership, and community engagement.


The University of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW System campuses to offer online degrees and certificates, students of UW Extended Campus programs receive a quality University of Wisconsin education—no matter where they live and work.

The Biodiversity Conservation and Management program is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs have been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.