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Sustainability Studies (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies. Sustainability is defined as the union of a healthy environment, a vital economy, and social equity. Sustainability is an interdisciplinary concept that has become pre-eminent within twenty-first century global society. It concerns the attempt to understand how focusing on the growth of human society, rather than its development, threatens the future health and well-being of humans and the natural world in which we live. Most critically, it seeks whole picture solutions that advance not only human well-being, but also the health of the planet. The degree exposes the student to a broad diversity of academic disciplines that are pertinent to comprehending and creating solutions for the social and environmental challenges facing us currently and in the future. It seeks to couple the knowledge, skills, and values of these disciplines with practical, hands-on experiences outside of the classroom in order for the successful graduate to be able to effectively understand, live in, and work in a world that will be significantly different from the past in its pursuit of sustainable solutions.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Dillon, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards.

We also offer a Business Emphasis in our Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability  program.

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State Guaranteed General Education Requirements (31 credits)

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Colorado Mountain College Requirements (8 credits)

Electives (34 credits)

  • Sustainability program upper-division (300 - 400 level) electives 9.0 credits
    See suggested list below.
  • Sustainability program open (100 - 400 level) electives 25.0 credits
    See suggested list below.

No PED 100-249 or PED 275 courses allowed to fulfill elective requirements.

It is highly recommended that students seek academic advising in their degree planning.

Total Credits Earned

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements (minimum 31 credits)
CMC Requirements (8 credits)
Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Program Requirements (47 credits)
Upper-division Electives, 300-400 level (9 credits)
Sustainability Program Open Electives, 100-400 level (25 credits)
Total Credits Earned (minimum 120 credits)


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