Other Concentrations

Applied Global Conservation Concentration

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Applied Global Conservation 2018-2019 (PDF)

4 YEAR PLAN - Applied Global Conservation 2018-2019 (PDF)

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.

With advanced planning, students may be eligible for accelerated master's programs at Mason in the following area:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS).


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities


environment conservation