Interdisciplinary Core (6–9 credit hours)

TCD offers interdisciplinary core courses in three different categories: tropical conservation and development concepts, conservation and development skills, and research methods. An additional core course, Tropical Conservation and Development Practicum, offers academic credit for professional experience outside the classroom.A list of current TCD course offerings can be found here.

Curriculum requirements

  • MALAS and PhD students must take
    • LAS 6290 (or the equivalent) and
    • LAS 6291 plus
    • One additional core course that can be any of the following: LAS 6290, LAS 6291, LAS 6292, or LAS 6940.
  • Master’s students from affiliate departments must take two core courses:
    • LAS 6290 (or equivalent)
    • LAS 6291.