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Forestry & Environmental Management


Stuart Allison

Watson Bartlett Professorship of Biology and Conservation, Director of Green Oaks Biological Field Station

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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We live in an age of rapid environmental change, much of it driven by human caused modifications to the environment. How should we respond to these changes? Are there ways to better manage our environment for our benefit and the benefit of other species?

Forestry (no longer a field mostly concerned with producing lumber) and environmental management are two areas that focus on those issues. Knox, in cooperation with Duke University, offers programs in forestry and in environmental management. After three years at Knox and two years at Duke, students receive both a bachelor of arts degree from Knox and either a master of forestry or a master of environmental management from Duke.

Prior to starting study at the cooperating institution, a Knox student must:

  • have received at least 27 credits with at least a 2.0 grade point average;
  • have been in residence on the Knox campus at least 6 terms and have earned at least 18 Knox credits;
  • have completed all the requirements for a Knox degree except the requirements for the major, for total credits and that the last credits and terms before the degree be in residence;
  • be recommended for the program by the Dean of the College or, upon the Dean’s request, by the faculty program advisor.

In addition to these general Knox requirements for participation in a cooperative program, Duke requires course preparation in the sciences, mathematics, and economics. Students interested in this program should contact program advisor Stuart Allison early to plan courses.

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