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.


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