International Conservation

The International Conservation emphasis is an interdisciplinary course of study that addresses opportunities and constraints to the use, management and conservation of forests, lands and their resources around the world. The focus addresses ecological, social, economic, and political processes and change. Students who complete the International Conservation emphasis will be prepared to pursue international conservation assignments, such as with the Peace Corps. The emphasis also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study by providing students with the basic knowledge, skills and critical analyses essential for further studies in international conservation.  Students interested in International Conservation are encouraged to complete the campus-wide minor in International Development Studies and consider participating in the Franke Global Leadership Initiative.

Required Core Curriculum

In addition to specialized courses in the International Conservation track, all students must complete the required core curriculum. 

Degree Requirements

Suggested Courses for the International Conservation Track

The following courses are recommended for students emphasizing International Conservation.  Students in the International Conservation track are strongly advised to complete the university-wide minor in International Development Studies.  Please note that the courses in bold are highly recommended and also count towards the International Development Studies minor.

NRSM 170 -  International Environmental Change 3
NRSM 424 - Community Forestry & Conservation 3
NRSM 475 - Environment & Development   3
ENST 225 - Community & Environment 3
PTRM 345X - Sustaining Human Society & Natural Environments 3
PTRM 353 - Tourism & Sustainability in the Himalaya 3
NRSM 379 - Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions 2
ENST 396 - PEAS Internship 2
GPHY 432 - Human Role in Environmental Change
GPHY 434 - Food & Famine 3
PTRM 451W - Tourism &  Sustainability 3
WILD 460 - International Wildlife Conservation Issues 2
ENST 480 - Food, Agriculture & Environment 3
ENST 487 - Globalization, Justice & the Environment 3
ENST 493 - Environmental Justice in Latin America (Study Abroad) 3