- College of Sciences
The Conservation Biology PhD program prepares students for independent research and roles within industry, nongovernmental organizations, academia or government sectors combining biological sciences with disciplines such as economics, law, urban/rural planning, politics, communication, philosophy and environmental engineering.
The Conservation Biology PhD program provides an interface between traditional biological sciences and the areas of economics, law, urban and rural planning, politics, communication, philosophy and environmental engineering. The purpose of this training is to produce scientists capable of doing independent research and the ability to work within the broader area of environmental politics, law and economics to communicate issues of conservation biology to policy makers, the general public and industry.
Students will choose one of two specializations: Conservation Biology or Integrative Biology. The Conservation Biology Track is intended to provide the academic background necessary to begin work in industry, nongovernmental organizations or government in a leadership role applying cutting-edge principles to problem solving in conservation biology. The Integrative Biology Track embraces applied and basic research concerning ecological questions to address current concerns in the area of conservation biology. Students taking either track would be prepared to pursue an academic career.
Tuition and Fees
$369.65 per credit hour
The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)