Home < Degrees < Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development < Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Courses outside of the curriculum noted below will not be counted toward the degree without an approved exception from the program office. Courses graded BC or lower are not normally accepted toward program requirements.
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
(*indicates new course/course change proposals in progress)
Semester 1—Summer Conservation Institute, 9 credits
 Cohort Leadership and Seminar—Envir St 973*, 3 cr
 Conservation Planning—Envir St 972*, 3 cr
 Environmental Policy—Envir St 843, 3 cr
Semester 2—Fall On-Campus Intensive Study, 10 credits
 Cohort Seminar—Envir St 975, 1 cr
 any combination of the following two areas totaling 9 credits
  Biology and Ecology, 3 or 6 cr
  Social Systems and Sustainability, 3 or 6 cr
Semester 3—Spring Distance Learning, 9 credits
 Conservation Professional Practice—Envir St 976*, 3 cr
 Conservation Biology—Envir St 651/951*, 3 cr
 Tools—Envir St 977*/978*/979*, 3 cr
Semester 4—Summer Leadership Experience, 4 credits
 Independent Practice, 4 cr
Specific Credits
A minimum of 32 credits as outlined above, including any combination of the following two areas totally 9 credits:
 Biology and Ecology, 3 or 6 cr
 Social Systems and Sustainability, 3 or 6 cr
And including 4 independent practice credits.
The program office, with faculty advisor, will help candidate select courses among options in semester 2 and for the tools modules in semester 3, and will help candidates secure an independent practice experience.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates must complete a final report and presentation which constitutes the final examination. Contact the program office for more information.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates must meet with the program office each semester to discuss progress and plans for their independent practice experience. The program office will help candidates coordinate meetings with the faculty advisor as needed.
Language Requirements
One faculty advisor will be appointed for each candidate with the assistance of the program office.
Review Policy
Program office
By the end of the third semester

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