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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science Emphasis (AS)

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This emphasis is a primary pathway to the Colorado Mountain College Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies  degree. This emphasis can also prepare students to transfer into a four-year Environmental Science program or, based on electives selected, transfer to an environmentally-related program such as Geology, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Health.

The Environmental Science emphasis is available at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Dillon, Leadville, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. Not every course is offered on every campus,  some campuses may require travel between sites or technology enhanced modalities to complete the emphasis.

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General Education Requirements (29 credits)

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Arts & Humanities

Select 2 courses (6 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  


Select 1 course (3 credits) from content area GT-HI1: History  

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  

Natural & Physical Sciences

Complete 2 courses (8 credits):

Colorado Mountain College Requirements (5 credits)

Colorado Mountain College has the following requirements:

Communication Requirement

Select 1 course (3 credits) from the following:

Wellness Requirement

Select 2 credits from the following:

Program Electives (26 credits)

Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to satisfy transfer requirements for specific four-year institutions.

As an example, students should select a minimum of 26 credits from at least 2 different content areas depending on interests.

Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (29 credits)
CMC Requirements (5 credits)
Electives (26 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Science with Environmental Science Emphasis (60 Credits)


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).


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