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Illinois Wesleyan University participates with the School of the Environment at Duke University in offering a 3-2 cooperative program in forestry and environmental management, providing a unique combination of liberal and professional education. Illinois Wesleyan students majoring in environmental studies, biology, business, economics, or political science may participate in the program.

Illinois Wesleyan students majoring in environmental studies, biology, business, economics, or political science may participate in the program. Qualified students are then accepted into either of two degree programs at Duke University:

  • Master of Forestry (M.F.) for those concentrating in Forest Resource Management
  • Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) for those concentrating in either:
    • Resource Ecology
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry
    • Water and Air Resources
    • Resource Economics and Policy
    • Coastal Environmental Management

Upon satisfactory completion of the initial two semesters of study at Duke (24 semester hours at Duke), Illinois Wesleyan University awards the student the appropriate bachelor's degree. After successful completion of two additional semesters of study, the student receives one of the professional master's degrees from Duke University. Many students complete their four-year baccalaureate degree program from Illinois Wesleyan before entering the M.F. or M.E.M. program at Duke.

For students with specific career goals combining interests, Duke's School of the Environment has established formal concurrent degree programs allowing students to earn both a M.F. or M.E.M. degree from the School of the Environment, and either:

  • Master of Business Administration degree from the School of Business
  • Law degree (Juris Doctor) from the School of Law
  • Master of Arts in public policy degree from the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs