Wilderness and Civilization
Spend a semester learning about environmental sustainability and wildlands conservation. In this minor program, small groups of students delve into the study of wildland conservation and the human-nature relationship. Study combines the strengths of classroom and field learning, interactive classes, dedicated faculty and applied learning through internships. Courses are as diverse as environmental drawing and wilderness first aid. You’ll also explore Montana’s wild landscapes through multiple field trips, including a 10-day backpacking trip in the world-renowned Bob Marshall Wilderness.
years of innovative education
days backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness is a program highlight
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A Proud History
Founded in 1975, the Wilderness and Civilization Program is one of the first of its kind in the nation and remains unique in the field of experiential education today. We’ve trained more than 1,000 students, and many alumni have gone on to leadership roles in conservation organizations, wilderness education, land management agencies and their communities.