Why this program?

You are passionate about conservation, and you are dedicated to the preservation of our environment, ecosystems, and all living things that rely on them. You are eager to tackle the the environmental and ecological issues that affect us all. You are persistent in the vital and urgent task to reduce human impact on ecosystems and adapt to rapid change. Whether you’re starting out or a working professional, our program prepares you well.

From policy, ethics, and natural history to conservation, restoration, and adaptation, environmental issues cross many disciplinary boundaries; understanding these varied perspectives is increasingly important as we learn to live sustainably on this planet in an age of climate disruption. The bioregional focus of the program helps connect students to their local natural and human communities, enabling them to go beyond a conventional education and learn to identify and solve problems at multiple scales. Its applied emphasis on practical and local application of knowledge prepares students for professional work, creating opportunities for networking. The degree provides breadth through the common core, as well as depth in their choice of concentration.

What can you do with this degree?

This program is ideal for those who want to help meet the challenges of our time, whether they are working professionals, career changers, or just starting out. From wildlands conservation and ecological restoration to policy making and behavior economics, you emerge a multi-faceted problem solver with extensive knowledge and deep experience, so you can affect lasting change through whatever discipline suits you.

What will this program look like?

This bioregional program gives you the expertise in environmental issues and apply it directly to your own community.  The cohort-based program is comprised of six foundational courses. Choose from three areas of concentration-Conservation Biology, and Environmental Communication- or create your own. Gain first-hand, real-world experience through local implementation, so you can acquire the credentials needed to land securely in your career. Develop and deepen your network, whether you’re starting out, coming from another field, or growing in your current position

Admissions Information

Number of Credits

Cost Per Credit

Start Dates
August 22, 2023

Completed Fall 2023 Application Deadline
August 9, 2023

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • personal statement
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References

Key Program Information

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Our graduates go onto fulfilling careers of leadership in their communities and beyond, where they can lead the way to lasting change. Some careers include:

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wilderness Ranger
  • Science and Education Director
  • Regional Planner
  • Wildlife Care Manager
  • Visitor Services Specialist
  • EPA Tribal Coordinator
  • Resource Manager
  • Environmental Science Educator
  • Conservation Director
  • Forest Service Researcher

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.