Faculty: Gregory J. Ettl
Warren Wilson College participates in the Cooperative College Program with the Nicolas School of the Environment at Duke University in a combined program of liberal arts and professional education in environmental resources. In this dual degree program a student attends Warren Wilson College for three years, completing the Warren Wilson College core competency and service requirements and the Dual Degree entrance requirements for Duke University. The student then attends Duke University for two years. The student earns two degrees: a B.A. from Warren Wilson College, and a Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University. The MF is a professional degree in Forest Resource Management while the MEM is a professional degree in one of five areas: Resource Ecology; Environmental Toxicology, Chemistry, and Risk Assessment; Water and Air Resources; Resources Economics and Policy; or Coastal Environmental Management.
The Dual Degree program allows the student to receive a broad liberal arts education and also earn a professional degree. It provides for maximum education with minimum investment of time and money. Students receive the advantages of a small college with extensive faculty-student interaction, as well as the larger variety of courses at a large university.
Grades: A minimum overall GPA of B (3.0 out of 4.0) is required. Courses with grades below C do not transfer. The student must also be recommended by the dual degree program liaison officer at Warren Wilson College. Admission into Duke's School of the Environment is very competitive, and minimal completion of Duke's admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into its program.
Requirements: A minimum of 92 credits must be completed at Warren Wilson College, including the following:
Forest Resource Management
Water and Air Resources
Environmental Toxicology, Chemistry, and Risk Assessment
Coastal Environmental Management
Resource Economics and Policy
Environmental Health and Security
Ecosystem Science and Management
Conservation Science & Policy
Global Environmental Change