Conservation, P.B.C.


Want to transition to a conservation-related career path, but lack the required undergraduate courses to enter into an advanced degree program? The post-baccalaureate certificate in Conservation provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to make this transition.

This certificate is also a direct pathway into the MS in Sustainability and Environment program, as all courses count toward the MS degree and the graduate school. 


  • UNC Greensboro is ranked as one of the Nation’s Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges, according to the Princeton Review (2020).
  • Students have access to modern geographic technology, including an oversized cartographic plotter, GPS equipment, and computers with industry-standard software programs like Arc/Info, ArcView, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS, Surfer, AtlasGIS, MapInfo, and ER Mapper.
  • State-of-the-art laboratories – like the Geomorphology and Weather and Climate Lab and the Regolith Analysis Laboratory – offer in-depth geographic analysis using the latest precision instruments.  
  • The program’s accreditations and affiliations include:
    • Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences
    • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
    • National Council for Science and the Environment


  • You choose conservation-focused classes from both the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability (GES), and the Department of Biology.
  • Class topics include Natural Resource Geography, National Parks and Protected Areas, Ecology, Global Change, and much more. 


Graduates are prepared for positions such as:

  • Ecotourism
  • Urban Planning
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Law
  • Communications
  • Business

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Program Details

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Graduate Certificate

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Aaron Allen
Director of the Environment & Sustainability Program
Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability