Requirements

Students interested in joining BESS must fullfill the following requirements:

  1. Courses: All students are required to take two courses in Panama in January and February (Foundations of Environmental Policy and Tropical Biology and Conservation) –these are the same requirements for NEO. 

    BIOL 640 Tropical Biol and Conservation 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    ENVR 610 Foundations of Environ Policy 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  2. Internships: PhD students must take 3 six-week long internships at institutions in the neotropics (NGO, university or industry), MSc have to take 2 of such internships.
  3. Skills Workshops: All students must take 3 specific skills workshops during their degree: Project Management, Multiculturalism and Communication.
  4. Research has to be done in the neotropics.
  5.  * McGill students have to also apply to the Neotropical Environment Option. You can see more info about Neo here: http://www.mcgill.ca/neo/