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:
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
One of the following statistics courses:
Introduction to economics:
For students who select the Resource Ecology or Forest Resource Management programs, an introductory course in Ecology:
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:
Natural Science Division
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