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.
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:
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry
Water and Air Resources
Resource Economics and Policy
Coastal Environmental Management
During their three years at Illinois Wesleyan, forestry and environmental management
students complete the general education requirements of the College of Liberal Arts,
selected requirements of their major department and 26 courses.
Regardless of their major, students are expected to complete:
At least one of the following calculus courses
Mathematics 151, 161 or 165
One of the following statistics courses:
Natural Science 227
Business Administration 227
Introduction to economics:
For students who select the Resource Ecology or Forest Resource Management programs,
an introductory course in Ecology:
Biology 217 preferred, but Biology 227 acceptable
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:
a Master of Business Administration degree from the School of Business
a law degree (Juris Doctor) from the School of Law
a Master of Arts in public policy degree from the Institute of Policy Sciences and
Contact: Natural Science Division Illinois Wesleyan University (309) 556-3060