The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) offers a graduate program in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources that is designed to educate and develop professionals in social science aspects of natural resources. The program aims to develop professionals who will work and become leaders in the field both through research and practice. The Department offers two Master of Science degrees and one Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Master of Science degree generally takes two years to complete. The Doctor of Philosophy degree takes about three years to complete.
Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) is a 17-month Conservation Leadership Specialization within the Masters of Science Degree Program in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department.
CLTL will prepare students to be a part of the next generation of conservation leaders who will tackle these dynamic challenges. In August 2012, the second cohort of students began an intensive educational journey in the United States and Mexico. CLTL merges transdisciplinary university education with real-world action to train leaders who can deliver on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. By reaching far beyond the classroom walls, students will develop the knowledge and real-world skills to become effective conservation leaders making a difference for the environment and people’s lives.
CLTL is a partnership between Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico. For more information, please visit our website (http://leadershipthroughlearning.org/) or contact us at