** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Students explore and address key features of sustainable development strategies including the most pressing challenges occurring at the intersection of conservation and economic progress. Through coursework, students gain an understanding of the complex interrelations between economic development, land-use, the provision of ecosystem services, and global climate change from socioeconomic, ecological and natural resources management perspectives
Explore the biological diversity of the rainforests of Braulio Carrillo National Park in the Volcanic Cordillera Conservation Area
Compare and contrast biodiversity protection in examples of conventional and organic agriculture
Study water and waste management approaches on the Tárcoles River
Evaluate tourism services and park management practices in Poás Volcano National Park
Learn about climate change mitigation and adaptation in Central America, as well as strategies in the context of international policy frameworks