If a student is interested in a subject or is not ready to commit to a graduate certificate program, enrolling as a non-degree seeking student allows them to experience UF’s online courses in wildlife forensic sciences and conservation.
Why Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation?
Fish and wildlife officers, conservationists, and park rangers are just a few professionals who will benefit from the online wildlife forensic sciences and conservation graduate program. Adding graduate-level coursework to your resume can provide potential earning increases and job advancements, as well as boost your knowledge in an area of interest.
What will you learn?
Students can expect to cover a wide variety of topics that dive into historical and contemporary laws and legislation, crime scene processing, and conservation medicine. Topics will include:
- Overview of crime scene procedures and protocols
- Various types of evidence unique to wildlife forensics
- Evidence recognition and handling
- Crime scene test methods and techniques
- Conservation and ecology issues in wildlife crime
- Current trends in wildlife and biodiversity threats
- Legalities in domestic and international wildlife issues
What does it mean to be a non-degree seeking student?
UF’s online wildlife forensics and conservation program offers the opportunity to enroll in one course (up to 3 credits) as a non-degree seeking student. This gives professionals the chance to sharpen skills and focus on areas of interest specific to their line of work, without the demand of a full degree curriculum. All courses are open and available for non-degree enrollment.
How many credits are available?
Once enrolled, students may take up to 3 credits as a non-degree seeking student prior to being admitted as a master’s degree or certificate student. A new non-degree application is required for each term you wish to take courses as a non-degree seeking student.
Up to 3 credits can be transferred toward the online master’s degree or graduate certificate in wildlife forensic sciences and conservation later on, provided you earn a B or better (B- or less will not transfer). Being a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the online master’s degree or graduate certificate program.