The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC) offers two Master’s (non-thesis) programs and one certificate program by distance education: a Masters of Natural Resource Development (MNRD), a Masters of Wildlife Science (WISC) and a Certificate in Military Land Sustainability.
Thank you for expressing interest in the Distance Education (DE) program through the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC). This program primarily has been chosen by working natural resource professionals as a means to pursue a graduate degree while maintaining their employment. As such, students in this program are typically self-supporting. Information on the admission requirements and application process can be found on the WFSC Graduate Admissions page. Admission into the graduate program requires agreement on the part of a member of the graduate faculty in WFSC to serve as the student’s advisor.
The MNRD degree (non-thesis) is designed for working natural resource professionals who want graduate training in natural resources and environmental science. It aims to develop an understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, economics, policy and culture as factors that influence natural resource conservation and management.
The WISC degree (non-thesis) is to provide working natural resource professionals with an understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, policy, culture and economics as factors that influence natural resource management. The program is designed for students already having established fundamentals in biology and natural resource related topics.
The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability is a unique web-based graduate program (non-thesis) that provides students with an understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, economics, policy and culture, as factors that influence natural resource conservation and management on military lands. The program is comprised of coursework in three integrated, multidisciplinary thematic areas of emphasis: land management, policy analysis and development, and cultural competencies and conflict management. The Certificate in Military Sustainability requires the completion of a minimum of 15 graduate credit hours, and serves to either complement existing professional graduate degrees offered in the Departments of Ecosystem Sciences and Management (TAMU), Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (TAMU) and Forestry and Environmental Resources (NCSU) or can be obtained as a certificate only.
The Certificate in Military Land Sustainability requires completion of a minimum of 14 graduate credit hours. A sample degree plan and details on program requirements can be found on the http://militarysustainability.org/graduate-certificate website or the TAMU Catalog.
Additional course work will be required for students wishing to pursue one of the professional Master’s degree programs in conjunction with the graduate certificate at Texas A&M. Students interested in a Master’s degree may review the graduate programs available above.
|Course||Course Description||Semester Credit Hours|
|WFSC 641||Sustainable Military Land Management||3|
|WFSC 644||Wildlife and Natural Resource Policy||3|
|WFSC 642||Field Military Land Management||1|
Available courses from WFSC will be listed on the WFSC Distance Education website. The course schedule will vary each semester. Students will need to view the schedule of all distance education courses offered by Texas A&M University on the TAMU Class Schedule.
Visit militarysustainability.org for more information on the degree plan and requirements.
*Once the courses are complete to obtain the certification please contact Lindsay Hutchins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone, 979-845-5704 to have the certificate added to your transcript.
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