Bioacoustics Microcredential

Learn core and advanced principles of acoustics in biological systems, how acoustics is used to study biological processes and ecosystem dynamics, and the principles underlying how animals communicate the way they do.

UNH Bioacoustics Microcredential

Coursework

Required Courses:

Prerequisites:

Skills

The earner of the Bioacoustics Microcredential has learned:

  • Core and advanced principles of acoustics in biological systems
  • How acoustics is used to study biological processes and ecosystem dynamics
  • The principles underlying how animals communicate the way they do

How It Works

The Bioacoustics Microcredential is a short-term credit-bearing program offered by the UNH Center for Acoustic Research and Education

To receive the Bioacoustics Microcredential learners must successfully complete BIOL 827: Animal Communication & BIOL 828: Marine Bioacoustics within a period of 2 years or less.

Upon completion of the required coursework, learners will receive a UNH Bioacoustics Microcredential Digital Badge issued by Credly that is shareable via social media, digital resumes, online portfolios, and email signatures.

What To Expect

BIOL 827: Animal Communication & BIOL 828: Marine Bioacoustics are traditional graduate-level course at the University of New Hampshire.  Both courses meet for regular sessions during a traditional semester schedule.  Courses are available online and/or in-person depending upon the semester.  Check each of the individual course links provided above for specific course semesters, dates, and times.

Learners in the courses will be a mix of matriculated UNH degree students and nonmatriculated continuing education students.  All learners are expected to participate and engage as defined by the expectations of the individual course instructor, syllabus, and curriculum to successfully complete each individual course.

How to Enroll

There is no formal application process for the Bioacoustics Microcredential, learners simply enroll directly in BIOL 827: Animal Communication & BIOL 828: Marine Bioacoustics during set enrollment windows.  (View the UNH Course Registration Calendar.)

Current matriculated UNH degree students must enroll for courses in their standard course enrollment procedure with the consultation of their academic advisor and enrollment through Webcat and the Office of the Registrar.

Nonmatriculated, nondegree, visiting, and continuing education learners can enroll for courses online through UNH's nondegree enrollment platform

Start Your Learning Pathway Today

Start working towards your Graduate Certificate in Acoustics.

Once you earn your Bioacoustics Microcredential, you can apply the 7 credits earned directly towards a UNH Graduate Certificate in Acoustics with the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

UNH Bioacoustics Microcredential Learning Pathway

For More Information Contact

Laura N. Kloepper, Ph.D. (she/hers)
laura.kloepper@unh.edu
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Associate Director for Education
Center for Acoustic Research and Education (CARE)
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space


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