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Undergraduate Certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
This program is designed for professionals who are passionate about environmental stewardship, the program explores management fundamentals and the impact humans have on finite fish and wildlife resources.
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Overview

The university, a leader in providing career-relevant education online, offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management. This interdisciplinary degree covers prevailing issues including law, policy, programs and emerging risks to water resource management, public lands management, and fish and wildlife preservation. 

The program draws learners who are dedicated to the discipline and was designed using core competencies associated with fish and wildlife manager responsibilities. Courses are conducted entirely online, giving working adults the flexibility to fit a respected education into their busy lives.

The online Undergraduate Certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management is taught by scholar-practitioners. Many instructors hold leadership positions at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, the Nature Conservancy, and other environmental organizations. 

Faculty members stay actively involved with the changing laws, policies, scientific advancements, and the social and political influences that are shaping environmental public policy. 

This ensures that the university students stay at the forefront of federal and state policy and regulation changes that are impacting fish and wildlife resources.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts and principles of the management of fish and wildlife resources.
  • Explain the impact of human activities on the survival and management of fish and wildlife populations.
  • Identify the federal, state, and local agencies responsible for the management of fish and wildlife resources.
  • List the competencies needed to become a professional fish or wildlife manager.
  • Compare the effectiveness of fish and wildlife management techniques and methods.
  • Explain the regulations, policies, and politics that influence the management of fish and wildlife in the U.S.

Accreditation

American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    First Monday of every month

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      up to 84 months (students can finish much faster than 84 months)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Fish and Wildlife Policies, Programs, and Issues
  • Public Lands Management
  • Introduction to Wildlife Management
  • Population Ecology
  • Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  • Water Resources Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • You must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED) to apply to the university.
  • You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID before registering for courses. Military undergraduate students will submit a government issued JST or CCAF transcript.
  • You may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment. If you have previously earned 9+ hours of college credit, please contact us about waiving this requirement.
  • If you are a transfer student, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from any other schools where you earned college-level academic credit.
  • Your first course here will be Foundations of Online Learning (COLL100). 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.
Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

  • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities
  • Contact private lenders – companies or banks
  • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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