Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment

Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment

Virginia Wesleyan students interested in environmental management or forestry have a unique opportunity to further their education as part of a cooperative degree offering between Virginia Wesleyan University and Duke University.

The Cooperative College (3-2) Program allows students to proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study at Virginia Wesleyan University to two years of study at Duke University's Nicholas School's Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program.

Students in the program typically earn their bachelor's degree after their first year at the Nicholas School and their master's degree after their second year at the Nicholas School—earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in a total of five years of study. View program details.


Dr. Maynard Schaus
Associate Provost  and Professor of Biology