Spring 2022

Featured Courses

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


Wildlife Crime Scene Processing

This course will serve as an introduction to wildlife crime scene investigations. The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of procedures and protocols that can be used when processing a wildlife crime scene and will discuss in detail various types of evidence.


Wildlife Forensics Internship

This course gives credit for wildlife forensics internships. Susan Underkoffler, Dr. Hayley Adams and Dr. Ngaio Richards are co-instructors. This course is offered all semesters.


All Master’s students take 4 core courses. Graduate Certificate students must take 3 core courses. Master’s students also take 21 credits of elective courses.

(Unless otherwise noted, all courses are assigned a letter grade.)

Core Courses

Course #Course TitleInstructorCreditsSpringSummerFall
WIS 6561Wildlife Crime Scene ProcessingSusan Underkoffler3X
WIS 6557International Wildlife Conservation Law, Policy & Ethics – OR – Joseph Rivera3X
WIS 6558U.S. Wildlife Law, Policy & EthicsJoseph Rivera3X
WIS 6559Forensic Science in Conservation BiologySusan Underkoffler3X
SUR 6395GIS Fundamentals  – OR – Amr Abd-Elrahman3X
STA 6093Introduction to Applied Statistics for Agricultural and Life SciencesDenis Valle/Ben Baiser3X
(All students must take EITHER WIS 6557 OR WIS 6558)

(Master’s students must take EITHER SUR 6934 OR STA 6093)

Electives – 21 Credit Hours Required (Master’s Students Only)

Course #Course TitleInstructorCreditsSpringSummerFall
WIS 5562Conservation MedicineHayley Adams3X
VME 6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in AnimalsMaranda Kles3X
WIS 6934Working Dogs in Conservation and Forensic SciencesHayley Adams3X
WIS 6934Wildlife Tracks and SignLee Burton3X
VME 6574Aquatic Animal Pathology & Forensic ScienceMegan Stolen3X
VME 6573Applications of DNA for Companion Animal and Wildlife CasesAnn Marie Clark3X
VME 6616Veterinary Products and the EnvironmentNgaio Richards3X
WIS 6306Applied Wildlife Forensic Genetics (prerequisite: VME 6573)Nicole Chinicci3X
WIS 6576Human-Wildlife ConflictHayley Adams3X
WIS 6421Wildlife Toxicology: The Ecohealth PerspectiveHayley Adams3X
WIS 6563Wildlife Forensic PathologyJohn & Margaret Cooper3X
WIS 6425Carrion Ecology & EvolutionAdrienne Brundage3X
VME 6580Cybercrime in Wildlife InvestigationsCraig du Plooy3X
WIS 6050Professional Communication in Wildlife Forensic ScienceHayley Adams3X
WIS 6905Botswana Field Course/Study Abroad (Special Topics)Adams/Underkoffler6X
WIS 6905Supervised Research (Special Topics)Adams/Richards/Underkoffler1-5XXX
WIS 6946Wildlife Forensics InternshipAdams/Richards/Underkoffler1-6XXX

Students may take any electives from UF’s online Veterinary Forensic Sciences program to satisfy any elective requirements for the online Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation program.

View additional elective courses here.

Registration for courses is available to students once they have been accepted to the program. Students cannot register themselves using One.UF.

Courses and schedule are subject to change based on demand and availability.