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Curriculum

Our 32-credit blended learning curriculum is designed to train conservation leaders in practical interdisciplinary skills through campus learning and remote experiences. Advance your leadership, conservation and environmental management expertise with curricula in conservation planning, land use policy and through professional skills development.

15-Month program
beginning in late May / June of every year
32 CREDITS


SEMESTER 1
Summer Conservation Institute
8 CREDITS


SEMESTER 2
Fall On-Campus Intensive Study
11 CREDITS


SEMESTER 3
Spring Distance Learning
9 CREDITS

In the tools topics course you will take all six 1-credit modules below. Each module is 5-weeks in length, and modules are spread out across the 15-week semester.

First 5-week session:

  1. Mapping and Collecting Data
  2. Legislative Procedures and Agency-Based Conservation

Second 5-week session:

  1. Conservation GIS
  2. Conservation Grant Writing

Third 5-week session:

  1. Adaptation Strategies
  2. The Interface of Conservation Science and Policy

SEMESTER 4
Summer Leadership Experience
4 CREDITS