BIO 469: Data Analysis & Representation (2 credits)
In this course, students improve their statistical analysis skills with ecological data sets, and they learn effective ways to communicate complex scientific information to both popular and professional audiences. This course emphasizes quantitative approaches, graphical representation, and science writing.
BIO 485: Undergraduate Research in Conservation Biology (6 credits)
In this course, students work in the field with wildlife professionals and a diversity of imperiled terrestrial and marine wildlife species. Students learn best-practice sampling and monitoring techniques, animal handling and tracking, and ecological data analysis. The internship emphasizes the design and execution of novel research, and it culminates in the presentation of student research in a public and professional forum.
Combined, the courses above fulfill a significant portion of the requirements for NAU’s Undergraduate Certificate in Conservation Biology.
Undergraduate Certificate in Conservation Biology
NAU's Certificate in Conservation Biology demonstrates that holders have the knowledge and
skills that qualify them and make them competitive for jobs with
government agencies and other organizations involved in natural resource
conservation. Combined, the courses listed fulfill a significant portion of the requirements for the certificate.