The credits you earn from the Endangered Species Conservation 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.
Credit Transfer Recommendations
CONS 400: Conservation Seminar (Weeks 1-10, 2 credits)
This course is relevant for upper-division natural science seminar credit (ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, wildlife biology, biology, etc.)
CONS 406: Small Population Management (Weeks 1-10, 4 credits)
This course is relevant for upper-division natural science course credit (ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, wildlife biology, biology, etc.).
CONS 491: Conservation Management Planning (Weeks 1-10, 4 credits)
This course is relevant to upper-division synthesis credits, as well as credits for upper-division composition or communication. Throughout this course, students work on an in-depth research analysis and develop a science-based monitoring plan for a species or habitat of conservation concern. Student work on this project may qualify for science and humanities credits, depending on the topic selected.
CONS 496: Research in Conservation (Weeks 11-16, 6 credits)
This course is relevant for internship and/or independent research credit. For students enrolling in more than one residential semester-away programs, many universities grant credits for more than one internship. Check with your university to verify whether to use CONS 496 for internship credits more than once, or to apply additional credits toward upper-division natural science requirements.