Fish and Wildlife Management

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management examines the policies, regulations, and technical approaches to managing fish and wildlife population control and conservation. You’ll be taught to develop strategies to ensure species survival in light of environmental and climatic change, and habitat degradation and fragmentation. Knowledge from this certificate program applies to many career fields including state and federal fish and wildlife management agencies, nonprofits, and consulting companies.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Fish and wildlife policies, programs, and contemporary issues
  • Public land management agencies
  • Wildlife management and conservation
  • Population ecology theories and principles
  • Environmental policies, regulations, and laws
  • Watershed planning, policies and practices

This online certificate is intended for undergraduate students who want to expand their knowledge of fish and wildlife management without committing to a degree program. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.