Conservation & Environmental Sustainability

Why study Conservation and Environmental Sustainability?

The 21st century faces unprecedented environmental changes, from climate change and urbanization to deforestation and biodiversity loss. As Earth’s ecosystems are disrupted, we face the loss of ecosystem services: the benefits humans receive from healthy ecosystems (e.g. clean drinking water, crop pollination, recreational spaces). Confronting today’s environmental challenges requires cooperation and commitment from all sectors of society. The Executive Education Program in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability provides students of all fields with a thorough background in the science, policy, and practical tools needed to become sound decision makers and effective environmental leaders. The Program also analyzes the complexity of environmental issues and examines the ecological, economic, and political systems within which environmentally sustainable solutions can be implemented. 

See the Curriculum page for details on the requirements for completing the program.