Flexible, 100% online. Earn your degree or certificate in Biodiversity and Conservation Management from the University of Wisconsin.

Earn your master’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Management or a graduate certificate in conservation science, data management, or 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 resources for future generations.

Gain the skills and knowledge to manage complex conservation challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, species extinction, habitat loss, deforestation, intensive agriculture, and pollution, while integrating the human perspective through community engagement and culturally responsible conservation practices.

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. Focus on the principles of ecology and biodiversity, conservation planning, policy, the use of biological collections and taxonomic keys in conservation research and education, and explore approaches to conservation and land stewardship to address core conservation challenges.

Conservation Data Management and Analysis—Stackable Certificate

3 courses. 9 credits. Start with an overview of research project design including tools for acquiring, managing, and presenting conservation data. Learn how to visualize, interpret, and communicate data with hands-on experience in current applications, and foundational concepts in mapping and geospatial analysis.

Conservation Leadership, Policy, and Management—Stackable Certificate

3 courses. 9 credits. Focus on conservation project management, including grant writing, budgeting, building partnerships, cultural competency, leading diverse teams, ethics and advocacy, strategic planning, communications, and developing an understanding of treaties, laws, and policies.


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 and Conservation 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.