Students learn how to effectively address global conservation challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem collapse. These challenges are complex and necessitate an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon fields such as biology, policy, law, anthropology, sociology, conflict resolution, environmental justice, economics and communication. Students learn to apply their knowledge and effect real-world change. With access to the Smithsonian-Mason Semester and international conservation organizations in the Washington, DC area, our graduates are well positioned to compete in today’s diverse conservation job market or enter graduate school.
Mason offers many Accelerated Master's Programs that allow students to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as 5 years. Click here to learn more about the different degree programs.
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