Our School is different. There’s no other way to explain it. Since our focus is the environment, you won’t spend much time in a lecture hall. Field trips, field schools and applied projects challenge you to put your new skills into practice. Most programs offer work placement opportunities, many offer paid co-ops and some offer international experiences.
You’ll get to know our faculty and other students by name - it’s a close community - and you’ll make friendships and connections that continue throughout your career.
Our School offers a variety of study options depending on your educational and career goals: certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, and graduate certificates. We also offer part-time learning opportunities within select programs.
Animal conservation biology has grown in recent years with the global loss of species diversity due to habitat destruction, disease, and climate change. The Conservation Biology program helps address this – it is the only diploma program in Ontario that focuses solely on applied skills and research in animal biodiversity conservation.
- Katy Sokoloski, Graduate
“Conservation Biology is a field where research and management are put into practice to save species. Our program trains students in the applied skills and critical thinking required to make real conservation decisions, and both students and faculty are dialed-in to current issues, resulting in rich dialogue and debate. At Fleming, you’ll meet friends and future colleagues who share your passion to conserve the world’s biodiversity.”
- Erin McGauley, Professor
Students within most of our diploma programs take the same courses during the first semester. This provides foundational knowledge and skills that students can apply to related areas of study. The best part? Once you start, you may find another program is a better fit for your goals and interests. You can transfer into your preferred program in semester two, depending on capacity and academic requirements. Learn more about Common First Semester here.
Double the power of your diploma! Most of our diploma programs and some of our certificate programs allow you the opportunity to obtain a second credential with just one or two more semesters of study. Expand your skill set and your career options. Learn more here.
Have an area of interest but not sure exactly which program is the right fit for you? Learn more about program content and career options within these specializations:
Trees and Forestry
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)