The SFS: Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Management Studies program in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania is well-suited for students who want a hands-on study abroad program that examines the issues of African wildlife and sustainable development. With time spent between field camps in two countries, students have the opportunity to study the wildlife management practices in both locations by comparing and contrasting conservation and development policy, soil and vegetation composition, water resource availability, and culture of the regions. For the Directed Research project, students work in teams conducting research related to on-going SFS studies on topics such as grazing, land-use patterns, water use, and factors affecting wildlife populations.

Program Changes:

The Kenya component of the Wildlife Management Studies program for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters has been suspended.  These two semesters will take place entirely within Tanzania. 

Faculty Adviser:

Professor Delbert Hutchison

Fields of study:

Wildlife management, ecology and environmental studies, Swahili language


Completion of at least one college-level ecology or biology course

Language Prerequisite:


Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring


Fall, Spring Calendar: September-December; February-May 


18 credits per semester - Required Courses
Techniques of Wildlife Management (4 credits)
Wildlife Ecology (4 credits)
Environmental Policy and Socioecon. Values (4 credits)
Directed Research (4 credits) 
Intro to Swahili Language and East African Tribal Communities (2 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 SFS credit = 1 Whitman credit


Rustic, thatched-roofed bandas in Kenya and expedition tents in Tanzania


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Program Link:

SFS: Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Management Studies