Center for Wildlife Management Studies

Fundamentals of Wildlife Management

Tanzania
Summer Session 1
4 Weeks
4 Credits
Summer 2024
Jun 3 - Jul 2
Closed
Program Costs
  • Tuition$5,555
  • Room & Board$2,395
  • Total$7,950
Application Deadlines
Summer 2024
April 1, 2024
Summer Session 1 Program

Fundamentals of Wildlife Management

Rhotia, Maasai Steppe,
Tanzania

In this summer fundamentals course, the complex human-dominated landscape of the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem, with diverse and competing land use types, becomes your classroom. Through field-based excursions, interactions with local communities, and discussions with wildlife conservation and management experts, watch the critical issues surrounding wildlife management and conservation come to life before your eyes. 

  • Embark on a multi-day camping expedition in Serengeti National Park, attending field lectures on the behavior and migratory patterns of the park’s magnificent wildlife. 
  • While camping in the Tarangire area, visit the community-managed wildlife management areas of Burunge and Randilen. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of natural resource conservation towards rural community livelihood and development. 

Academics

This academically rigorous program follows a six-day/week schedule. Each program combines theory learned during classroom sessions with field-based applications. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to help students actively discover and understand the complexities of environmental, social, and economic issues in Tanzania.

Major academic themes include:

  • Behavioral ecology
  • Field ornithology
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Community conservation approaches
  • Wildlife and natural resource management policies

Courses

On the Fundamentals of Wildlife Management program, you will take one 4-credit course. This course is participatory in nature and is designed to foster inquiry and active learning combining lectures, field exercises, assignments, and tests. This course is taught in English.

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SFS 3500
Wildlife Management and Conservation
4 credits
SFS 3500

Wildlife Management and Conservation

4 credits

This course exposes students to wildlife management practices and the complex issues surrounding sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of Tanzania. Students explore a vast array of concepts and principles in ecology, natural resource management, and socioeconomics, which are central to effective and sustainable wildlife conservation.

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Core Skills

You will gain practical skills in the field such as: animal behavior observation, environmental impacts assessment, species identification, wildlife census techniques, natural resource management planning, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, tourism impact assessment methods, and basic Swahili language skills.

Field Sites

You will visit different ecosystems and communities including Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Manyara National Park, Maasai and other Indigenous communities, rural villages, freshwater wetlands, acacia forests, wildlife migratory corridors, and ranches and farms.


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Semester

Wildlife Management Studies

15 Weeks
18 Credits
Spring 2024
Jan 30 - May 10
In the Field
Fall 2024
Sep 6 - Dec 17
Open
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9
Open

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Program Costs
  • Tuition$21,000
  • Room & Board$5,750
  • Total$26,750
Summer Session 1

Fundamentals of Wildlife Management

4 Weeks
4 Credits
Summer 2024
Jun 3 - Jul 2
Closed

More Information

Program Costs
  • Tuition$5,555
  • Room & Board$2,395
  • Total$7,950
Summer Session 2

Carnivores of the African Plains

4 Weeks
4 Credits
Summer 2024
Jul 8 - Aug 6
Open

More Information

Program Costs
  • Tuition$5,555
  • Room & Board$2,395
  • Total$7,950

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