Every Wild Rockies Field Institute course has been approved for college credit through the University of Montana. Students from a wide variety of majors, minors, and concentrations can earn between 3 and 15 academic credits towards their degree. Students attending quarter system schools are able to transfer between 4.5 and 18.5 credits. To date, we have enrolled students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. Upon completion of a WRFI course, students receive an official transcript with traditional letter grades from the University of Montana to transfer the credits back to their home institution. All WRFI courses are considered upper-division, 300-level academic credits at the University of Montana. In addition, our course dates accommodate students at semester system, as well as quarter system, schools.
To discuss how a WRFI course and credits earned through the University of Montana can contribute to your undergraduate studies, please contact the WRFI office.
The University of Montana has accredited all Wild Rockies Field Institute courses since WRFI was founded in 1993. Departmental leadership and faculty at the University of Montana have academic oversight over all of our courses through an annual review process. The School for Extended and Lifelong Learning at the University of Montana serves as an administrative liaison between the Wild Rockies Field Institute and the University of Montana. Currently, WRFI offers courses through the following departments at the University of Montana: Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Science and Management, Geography and Philosophy.
WRFI has alumni from hundreds of colleges and universities across the country and Canada. If you are curious whether students from your school have participated on a WRFI course and transferred credits from the University of Montana, please contact the WRFI office.