Programs and Courses

Fall 2020

Featured Courses

These courses will build practical skills and practices for working in the field.

WIS 6934

Wildlife Tracks & Sign

This is an online course with some field work that teaches how to to recognize a variety of animal tracks and sign, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of animal behaviors relating to the habitats frequented, feeding locations, den/bedding areas and other activities.

WIS 6558

U.S. Wildlife Law, Policy & Ethics

Gain a thorough understanding of the U.S. legal system governing fish and wildlife conservation as it relates to wildlife management and crime.

UF’s online Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation graduate program offers an online master’s degree, a graduate certificate, and non-degree options aimed at working professionals and students in wildlife conservation, ecology, and animal protection. Coursework will cover the contemporary issues in domestic and international wildlife protection and conservation. Students can also expect to dive into the current laws and regulations, plus the handling and interpretation of evidence found in wildlife crime activities.

Current and potential careers for students of the wildlife forensic sciences and conservation program include, but are not limited to:

  • Wildlife conservation officers
  • Game and fish officers
  • Individuals involved in NGO wildlife conservation programs
  • Crime scene analysts
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Forensic investigators
  • Academic students

UF Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation fight, a confrontation between two white rhino in the African savannah on the lake Nakuru, Kenya