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Online Waterfowl Ecology & Management Course: Certificate and for Credit

Instructor(s): Dr. Philip Lavretsky and Dr. Richard Kaminski

Start date: August 28, 2023
End date: December 7, 2023

Students will 
• study waterfowl evolutionary and annual ecology of North American waterfowl, 
     waterfowl and plant identification, waterfowl harvest management, waterfowl
diseases, and conservation of ducks, geese and swans.
• learn about evolutionary histories, population ecology and management of this 
dynamic and diverse group.
• understand waterfowl and wetlands of North America, and discuss current 
waterfowl and wetland issues.
• be exposed to best conservation and management practices of populations 
and their habitats, including how NGOs, state and federal agencies partner to 
conserve populations and their habitats.
• review contemporary and classic literature.
Note: It is advised that students have prior course work in basic ecology

About the course
• For-credit and noncredit options available
• Offered online with asynchronous sessions
• Tailored to junior/senior standing undergraduates, 
graduate students and working professionals; graduate 
students and professionals will complete undergraduate 
requirements and write an “in my opinion” essay to earn 
graduate credit
• Dual language course; material will be presented in 
English and Spanish

Noncredit option
(Offered by the College of Science in partnership with 
Professional and Public Programs)
Tuition: $1,800
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end
of course.
Contact: p3cbt@utep.edu
Website: https://pace.utep.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=23SPWECS101

For-credit option
(Available from the College of Science) 
Credits earned: 3 semester credit hours
Tuition: $600 per credit hour* for a total cost of 
approximately $1,800 (*Subject to in-state and out-of-state fees)
Contact: plavretsky@utep.edu
Undergraduates apply here: https://www.applytexas.org/
Graduate Students apply here: https://www.utep.edu/graduate/apply-now/apply-now.html


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