Wilderness and Civilization

(Wilderness Studies Minor)

Wilderness and Civilization is an inspiring and demanding academic semester. It is the only program in Montana where students can earn a Wilderness Studies minor. Wilderness and Civilization combines the strengths of field learning with interactive classes, dedicated faculty, and applied experience.

• Wilderness and Civ is an experiential Semester program limited to 25 students - ensuring close interaction with faculty and peers.

• Students from any university in the country may apply; if you attend a school that participates in the NSE program, you can automatically transfer the credits.

• Experience the ecology, land management, and natural & human history of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the lower 48. Examine human-wilderness relationships through interdisciplinary study in policy, ecology, arts and literature.

• Earn CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Leave No Trace certifications.

• Explore Montana's wildlands during 3-day and 10-day backpacking trips, a 4-day river trip, as well as many other 1-2 day field trips.

• Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from any major may apply.

• Rolling admissions until final application deadline of April 1st.

• Program fee is only $450 in addition to University tuition!

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Applications for 2022 now being accepted. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 1. Contact andrea.stephens@mso.umt.edu for more information.

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