Education

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    Wilderness Studies Minor : Wilderness & Civilization Program

    Offering students a minor in Wilderness Studies in just one semester, this unique interdisciplinary, campus-and field-based program immerses students in Montana's wildlands each fall. Final admission deadline is April 1 of each year. Apply today!

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    Freshman Wilderness Experience

    Experience Montana wildlands before you start classes in the fall: join UM's Outdoor Programs and the Wilderness Institute for your choice of a four-day backpacking or float trip.

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    The Northern Rockies Outdoor Leadership Certificate

    The Northern Rockies Outdoor Leadership Certificate is a trans-disciplinary program open to students from any major. Gain and enhance leadership skills by engaging in active coursework and field learning. This unique certificate strengthens any student's future professional, academic, or personal plans.

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    Wilderness Lecture Series

    The lecture series serves as a forum for the exploration of current wilderness issues. Each year, the series brings scholars and leaders from across the country to the University of Montana to focus on a particular theme. 

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    Wilderness Management Distance Education Program

    The Distance Education Program provides online and correspondence courses focusing on wilderness management and stewardship. Courses include topics ranging from philosophy and ecology to recreation and planning.