School for Field Studies is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript. More information can be found in the Academics Policy page.
SFS offers field-based, environmentally-focused study abroad programs that are academically rigorous and include a directed research component.
Visit the School for Field Studies' website for specific program features and eligibility requirements.
Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition: Student research will focus on enhancing the condition of forest, river, and mountain ecosystems while balancing the processes of modernization and cultural preservation.
You will enroll in five courses for a total of 18 credits:
- SFS 3040: Political and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Environment (4 credits)
- SFS 3060: Mountain Ecology (4 credits)
- SFS 3050 Land Use, Natural Resources, and Conservation (4 credits)
- SFS 4910: Directed Research (4 credits)
- SFS 2010: Religion and Cutlure of Bhutan (2 credits)
Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods: Traveling throughout Bhutan, you will learn about culture and history, religious traditions, environmental issues, and conservation policies. (SFS 3580, 6 credits)
Course descriptions and full syllabi are available on the program page of SFS' website.