Academic Program Funds - Undergraduate
Environmental Sciences Program Fund
The Rubenstein School's Environmental Sciences Program combines a natural science-based core curriculum with hands-on experience needed to identify, analyze, and solve environmental problems. Instructors are active environmental research scientists. Classroom encounters with environmental scientists who are leaders in their field are heightened by hands-on field and service-learning opportunities. This fund supports the general purposes of the Environmental Sciences Program in the School.
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Environmental Studies Program Fund
The Rubenstein School's Environmental Studies Program, known nationally for its interdisciplinary approach, serves a wide range of environmental interests. The program engages students in local and international internships and immerses them in the work of the environment. Their coursework is sometimes carried out in far-flung reaches of the world and always intimately exposes them to faculty in such varied pursuits as environmental law and policy, restoration ecology, and ecofeminism. This fund supports the general purposes of the Environmental Studies Program in the School.
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Forestry Program Fund
The Rubenstein School's Forestry Program trains students to meet the needs of the 21st century, which include managing forests for resilience, adaptation, and climate mitigation. The Program provides students with an education in ecologically responsible forestry, emphasizing the complex landscapes of the northeastern U.S., while also stressing global context and change - all with a high level of hands-on field classes, internships, research experience, and forest management projects. This fund supports the general purposes of the Forestry Program.
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Natural Resources Program Fund
The Rubenstein School's Natural Resources Program curriculum combines coursework from disciplines within and outside the Rubenstein School to produce an individualized major focused on an ecological theme or human/environment relationship. This fund supports the general purposes of the Natural Resources Program.
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Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program Fund
The Rubenstein School's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program prepares students to become leaders in innovative sustainable practices in the recreation and tourism fields; in the provision of high-quality recreation and travel experiences for individual well-being; and in planning and managing leisure systems for environmental quality and societal benefit. The program offers an integrative approach to the study of parks, recreation, and tourism that combines foundational knowledge in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences with professional skills in planning, business operations, and managerial skills. This fund supports the general purposes of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program.
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Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program Fund
The Rubenstein School's Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program curriculum focuses on the biology, ecology, management, and conservation of animal populations that range from species common enough to be hunted/fished to species that are endangered. Management strategies include direct manipulation of populations or indirect manipulation through alteration of habitat. Courses emphasize applied ecology and techniques for bringing populations into balance, and provide hands-on experience in labs and field trips. The four-year curriculum provides an excellent background for many wildlife and fisheries-related positions. This fund supports the general purposes of the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program.
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