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The credits you earn from the Conservation, Biodiversity, and Society residential semester-away program can usually count toward a degree at Mason or another college or university. Consult your academic advisor to see how each course’s credits might meet your specific degree requirements.

See how these credits apply to degree programs at George Mason University

 

Credit Transfer Recommendations

CONS 320 – Conservation in Practice (3 credits)

This course is relevant to internship credits, as well as credits for upper-division composition or communication. Student work on this project may qualify for science or humanities credits, depending on the practicum placement selected by the student. For students enrolling in more than one of our residential semester-away programs, many universities grant credits for more than one internship. Check with your university to verify whether to use CONS 320 for internship credits more than once, or to apply additional credits toward advanced composition or communication.

CONS 401: Conservation Theory (3 credits)

This course is relevant for upper-division natural science course credit (ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, wildlife biology, biology, etc.).

CONS 402: Applied Conservation (4 credits with lab)

This course is relevant for upper-division natural science course credit (ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, wildlife biology, biology, etc.).

CONS 410: Human Dimensions in Conservation (3 credits)

This course is relevant for upper-division humanities or social science course credit (communications, environmental policy, sustainability studies, conflict resolution, planning and policy, etc.).

CONS 490: Integrated Conservation Strategies (3 credits)

This course is relevant to upper-division synthesis credits, as well as credits for upper-division composition or communication. Throughout the course, students develop an in-depth research analysis that explores how science informs policy and management decisions in the context of a global conservation issue. Student work on this project may qualify for science or humanities credits, depending on the topic selected.

Not a Mason student?

Students from other institutions may enroll in our residential semester-away programs through George Mason University.

Questions about applying credits to your degree?

Email smconservation@gmu.edu or schedule an advising appointment at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus.