The creation of the PSM degree tracks in Natural Resources and Environmental Science is driven by a keen awareness that the triple bottom line of sustainability as it relates to the economy, environment and social equity is too complicated to be addressed by a single discipline. The PSM is intended to be an endpoint, and not necessarily a stepping stone to the PhD.
This interdisciplinary foundation will build broad-based practical skills such as:
- Project management
- Business management
- Computational skills
- Legal and regulatory issues
In addition to their coursework, students will develop professional skills in consultation with prospective employers, through internships, and through problem-based projects sponsored by employers and University of Idaho faculty. This will allow graduates to quickly bring advanced science skills to the workplace.