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Sustainability Studies (BA)


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The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. Students can complete the degree from any of these campus locations through a mix of in-person and virtual classroom settings. For additional program location & modality information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College.

CMC also offers a Business Minor option within the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability program. The Business minor requirements are included below.

Learn more about Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements (34 credits)


Select a content area to view the course options when specific courses are not listed

Written Communication (GT-CO1-2)


Take 2 courses (6 credits):

Mathematics (GT-MA1)


Complete 1 course (3 credits):

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4)


Take 2 courses (6 credits):

History (GT-HI1)


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

Social & Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS1)


Select 1 course (3 credits) from GT-SS1 courses with the ECO prefix    

Arts & Humanities, History, or Social & Behavioral Sciences


Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas below

NOTE: this course requirement will be waived if the Business minor is declared

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  
GT-HI1: History  
GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  


Important Note: must have a minimum of 15 credits from these content areas combined
 

Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1)


Complete 2 courses (7 credits):

Oral/Presentational Communication


Take 1 course (3 credits) from the following options:

Electives (36 credits)


  • Sustainability program upper-division (3000 - 4000 level) electives 9.0 credits
    See suggested list below.
    NOTE: these 9 credits will be waived if the Business minor is declared
     
  • Sustainability program open (1000 - 4000 level) electives 25.0 credits
    See suggested list below.
    NOTE: these open electives will be reduced to 19 credits if the Business minor is declared

No PED 1000-2999 courses allowed to fulfill elective requirements.

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

Wellness Elective (2 credits)


Select at least 2 credits from the following:

Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship


In addition to core courses in SUS, NRM, and GIS, Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship students select from prefixes AGY, BIO, CHE, ENV, FSW, GEY, MAT, OUT, PHY, REC, SAO and related fields in fulfillment of 60 credits of coursework required during the two-year internship program.

 

Business Minor (18 credits)- Optional


The business minor is an option for students to declare

Total Credits Earned


General Education (34 credits) or (31 credits with minor)
Sustainability Studies Program Requirements (50 credits)
Upper-division Electives (9 credits) or Minor Upper-Division Requirements (9 credits)
Open Electives (25 credits) or (19 credits with minor)
Lower-Division Minor Requirements (9 Credits) [if declared]
Wellness Elective (2 credits)
Total Credits Earned (120 credits)

Note:


State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

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