Graduate Certificate in Fish & Wildlife Management
American Public University System

Program Details

A Graduate Certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management is available fully online through American Public University System. Students who already hold a bachelor or master’s degree can take this certification program to focus their learning on ecological functions, habitat restoration, and the management of fish and wildlife populations.

Courses explore environmental policies, regulations, and laws through real-world examples of various management approaches. Students in this environmental science program will learn processes for restoring or improving populations of rare, threatened, or endangered species. Graduates will be prepared to establish science-based policies in roles with park management, fish hatcheries, wetlands, or conservation agencies.

The curriculum includes studies of topics such as:

  • Restoration ecology
  • Environmental economics
  • Conservation biology
  • Fisheries management


  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission