The primary mission of the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Conservation Biology is to provide high-quality training that prepares our graduates to evaluate, understand, and provide solutions to society’s conservation challenges. This program will teach relevant skills, provide expertise to meet STEM workforce needs, and prepare our graduates for careers in the public and private sectors. This PSM in Conservation Biology will interface traditional biological sciences with business, communications, law, politics, urban and regional planning, and environmental engineering.

The goal of the program is to produce biologists capable of working within the broader arena of environmental politics, law, and economics, to communicate issues of conservation biology to diverse audiences; and to recommend solutions to policy makers, the general public, and industry. Through collaborative efforts with business and organizations in the community, the program will introduce professionals into the STEM workforce who have both the research and professional expertise to meet current conservation needs.