NWIC Initiates Environmental Degree

Nov 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-3: Responsible Welfare Reform, Tribal College News

Northwest Indian College (Bellingham, Wash.) will be offering an associate degree in tribal environmental and natural resource management next fall. Funded through an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grant from the National Science Foundation, the program will emphasize tribal environmental and cultural issues. NWIC is collaborating with Evergreen State College and Western Washington University’s Huxley and Fairhaven Colleges to develop the degree.

Sixty of the 90 course credits will be delivered through multi-disciplinary, integrated courses that encompass fields such as biology, chemistry, economics, and English. The program content is presently being developed with the assistance of the Pacific Northwest tribes, industry, government, and academia. Upon graduation from the two-year program, students will be able to work as a technician or transfer to one of the partner universities to seek a bachelor’s degree.

Between 20 and 30 students will be admitted for the fall classes. For more information, please contact Dan Burns at Northwest Indian College at (360) 676-2772 or e-mail at burns@cc.wwu.edu.

 

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