MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


The Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program (CBSD) empowers its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to advance effective and equitable strategies for conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable living. CBSD's unique curriculum combines studies of the nature and value of diversity with studies of the economic and social dimensions of development. The program leads to a master of science (MS ) degree in conservation biology and sustainable development. Master's-level students may combine CBSD with graduate or professional study in other fields through certificate or joint, double, or dual degree programs. In addition, doctoral students in related UW-Madison programs may complete CBSD as a PhD minor. Alumni find careers with a wide range of employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. CBSD is administered by the Nelson Institute in cooperation with the College of Letters and Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison.

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