Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Eva Rocke
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Like the undergraduate degree, the graduate program in Environmental Studies offers students a multidisciplinary approach to learning about and finding solutions for sustainability issues. Students select a focus area in environmental education, environmental justice, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental law and policy, land and water, environmental writing or sustainable food and farming. With the guidance of their graduate advisors, student may select from a variety of courses within Environmental Studies and from other colleges across the university.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Resource Conservation

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The W.F. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation master's degree in Resource Conservation integrates classroom learning with hands-on field experiences and internships to prepare students for a range of conservation professions. Students develop a foundation in conservation science and then focus on the issues and topics about which they are the most passionate. Once admitted to the program, students choose to emphasize in climate and environmental change, community conservation, ecology, environmental policy, international conservation, rangeland management and ecology, water resources, wilderness studies, or wildland fire management, or to design their own emphasis working with faculty advisors.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
M.S. in Wildlife Biology

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

With Montana's low human population density and undisturbed landscapes, this is one of the best places in the world to see and study wildlife. The Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana is among top-ranked programs nationally for the quality of our educational programs and research. Students can earn a B.S. or M.S. in Wildlife Biology or a PhD in Fish & Wildlife Biology. Focus on ecology, population biology, wildlife biology, and critical thinking and quantitative skills while developing leadership skills that support the connect of wildlife science to management.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Natural Resources Conflict Resolution certificate

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The natural resources and environmental law certificate provides law students the opportunity to specialize in environmental and natural resource law. It provides a interdisciplinary education and allows student to expand their knowledge in other areas of campus.


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