Programs and Courses

Summer 2020

Featured Courses

Check out featured courses for Summer 2020! These courses count as elective credit for the Master of Science in Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation.

WIS 6563

Carrion Ecology and Evolution

Carrion Ecology and Evolution includes a range of organisms including molecular, bacterial, fungal, invertebrate, and vertebrate communities. Intra & interspecific interactions related to population biology, community ecology, & processes that manifest into habitats and ecosystems will be addressed. A multidisciplinary view of organisms will provide the basis for understanding decomposition.

WIS 6576

Human-Wildlife Conflict

This course introduces issues of human and wildlife conflict both in historical context & current conservation. Explore solutions, including innovative & traditional agricultural practices, hunting & tourism as potential means of off-setting the cost of wildlife damage, & policy development at the local, regional, and national or international levels.

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