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Wilderness & Civilization Program

Program Type
All disciplines invited
Missoula (and all over Montana)
Academic Year
1 semester (18 credit Wilderness Studies minor)
A or B
W&C is an inspiring 1-semester program. Each year, a group of students from around the US immersed themselves in wildland study-- interactions between people and the land. W&C combines strengths of classroom and field learning, interactive classes, dedicated faculty, and applied learning via internships. Coursework is interdisciplinary drawing from art, biology, literature, policy, economics and Native American Studies. W&C offers students opportunity to explore contemporary conservation debates, make connections between disciplines and learn to cooperate to make positive change. W&C students receive an 18-credit Wilderness Studies minor to complement any major. Application due date: February 15 for early admission, April 1 for general admission. For more information, visit UM Forestry W&C Program or contact wi@cfc.umt.edu, or call 406-243-6956.

Additional Information

Requirements: W&C admits sophomores, juniors, and seniors with an average of 3.0+ GPA (limited to 25 participants). Students admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain their program acceptance. Out-of-state students may participate via the National Student Exchange Program (NSE) or apply directly to the program. The W&C minor (18 credits) can be completed in 1 semester (fall) which begins with a 10-day Bob Marshall Wilderness backpacking trip and a canoe trip./wi/education/wc/

Access Types:
  • Open: open to all eligible applicants who meet stated deadlines

Contact Information

Andrew Larson
(406) 243-5521 (P)
(406) 243-5521 (phone) (F)
Missoula, MT 59812

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