Tropical Environmental Sciences

Code

CERTIFICATE

DURATION / SCHEDULE

12 weeks

LENGUAGE

English

Terms

Spring, Fall,

Credit

16

FEES

$ USD 8397

 

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation of the tropical ecosystems are vital for life on Earth and the general well being of humans. Many foods and medicine resources come from the tropics, and the balance of the region impacts not only the world economy but also the global biological diversity.

 

 

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in:

 

Tropical Environmental Sciences

 

Tropical Ecology
Tropical Marine Biology
Freshwater Ecology
Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica
Wildcats of Costa Rica (felides)
Tropical Botany: Useful plants
Conservation Biology of Endangered Marine Species
Marine Mammals of Costa Rica
Tropical Birds
Introduction to genetics: current applications
 
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*If a student comes during a Term which has Easter week the program is a week longer and  will have to pay an extra week for their homestay.
** Optional Spanish Learning course added to cost (deduct $865 if not chosen)
 

 

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