With skyrocketing tuition costs and festering piles of student debt, it’s good to know that the University of California, Irvine is looking out for the future of the human race.

UCI’s new online course, Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead, is not only a comprehensive 8-week course on zombie survival, it’s also FREE.

Need I sell you on it more? The course covers everything from the interdisciplinary factors behind the spread of infectious disease to post-apocalyptic nutrition. An actual college professor lecturing about eating squirrels? It’s all I ever wanted college to be.

Check out the official course.

Hat tip to the fine folks at Geekscape where we read their write-up and couldn’t resist checking it out.