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Students can soon obtain a River Studies Certificate

December 2, 2016

VCU Life Sciences recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the River Management Society (RMS) that will allow students in Environmental Studies, Biology, and other VCU programs to participate in a River Studies Certificate. RMS is a national nonprofit professional organization whose mission is to support professionals who study, protect, and manage North America's rivers.

Students will complete academic coursework in river science, management, policy, spatial data analysis, and water safety to receive the Certificate. In addition to VCU coursework, students will be encouraged to study at cooperating colleges and universities in Colorado, Idaho, Washington, and other states in the Pacific, Northwest and Southwest region. VCU is the first school on the east coast to become part of the River Studies Certificate collaborative. For more information, contact Dr. James Vonesh (Biology) or Dr. Greg Garman (Environmental Studies).

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