River Studies & Leadership Certificate
The confluence of education and action
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 to lead the next generation of river-related decision-making.
FLC partners with the nationally acclaimed River Management Society (RMS) for this certificate. In addition to coursework knowledge, you’ll gain access to important avenues for your career with opportunities like:
"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."
How to apply
The River Studies & Leadership Certificate is awarded through River Management Society, not FLC. This certificate is something you'll mention on your résumé, and it will not appear on your FLC transcript as a credential. Because of this, to apply you must:
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 or perform 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:
Your career path
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.