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River Studies & Leadership Certificate
Gain the knowledge, skills, and experience in river-based science, policy, conservation, education, and recreation to launch your career journey as a river professional. With the completion of river-focused coursework and a 40-hour project, you’ll graduate with the skills you’ll need to lead the next generation of river-related decision making.
We offer this certificate program in partnership with the nationally acclaimed River Management Society (RMS). In addition to the coursework that makes the River Studies & Leadership Certificate, you’ll gain access to important avenues into your career.
"This unique certificate gives students hands-on experience and fits perfectly with FLC’s experiential learning focus, natural resource courses, and programs like the Four Corners Water Center and Fort Lewis on the Water."
Get started on your certificate
The River Studies & Leadership Certificate is awarded through River Management Society, not FLC, so rather than appear on your transcript as an FLC credential, this certificate is something you'll mention on your résumé. Additionally, this means you apply for it through a different process than you would an FLC certificate.
If you have questions, contact FLC’s RSLC Advisor, Gigi Richard.
You are required to take the following four courses:
Choose which emphasis most aligns with your interests or goals. Then choose two courses from that emphasis area.
We encourage you to take one special topics science course with a river or water focus OR perform a 3-credit independent study or research project with a river or water focus AND take one course from the following list:
We encourage you to take one special topics course in the social sciences with a river or water focus orperform a 3-credit independent study or research project with a river or water focus and take one course from the following list:
Choose one of the following:
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Add this certificate to your degree and rig your boat to launch on a rewarding career. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, experience, and connections to support you in a variety of fields related to river systems.
Imagine yourself as a: