50th Anniversary

River Studies & Leadership Certificate

Prescott College has partnered with the River Management Society (RMS) and a cohort of five Western universities and colleges to offer the River Studies and Leadership Certificate program.  The five partner institutions are Prescott College, Utah State University, Colorado Mesa University, University of Utah, and the University of Idaho

The River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC) is designed to offer undergraduate students—who have become inspired to join the next generation of river professionals—a  foundation of knowledge, skills, and experience in river-based science, policy, conservation, education, and recreation.  Undergraduate students are awarded this certificate by RMS after they have successfully completed a cogent package of river-focused coursework and a river-related professional project.  

RSLC coursework is focused specifically on river systems, yet it is interdisciplinary in nature; students explore and study river systems in ways that integrate the life and earth sciences, policy and conservation, socio-cultural and economic factors, as well as education and recreation. Ultimately, the RSLC adds valued focus to a student’s degree and presents employment advantages through networking with the River Management Society. For complete details, please visit the RMS website.