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Environmental Studies AA Video

Associate of Arts: Environmental Studies

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Picture of students earning their Environmental Studies Emphasis (AA) degree at CMC.This program area is intended to serve students who wish to pursue environmental studies with an emphasis in the social sciences and humanities. The program is grounded in the theoretical framework of environmental studies and the three pillars of sustainability (equity, environmental, and economic) as defined by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. Students will take a 60-credit (minimum) AA program with specific classes chosen from each department. The three pillars of sustainability are represented by courses such as Environmental Ethics (PHI 218 ), Environmental Science (ENV 101 ), and Environmental Economics (ECO 245 ).

The program will prepare students to transfer into four-year environmental studies programs and, based on electives selected, specialize in a specific area of study such as environmental policy, resource economics, environmental anthropology, eco-psychology, environmental history, environmental education, or sustainability studies.  At CMC this program is a primary pathway to the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies  degree.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. This program is offered at all CMC locations except Online and Buena Vista. Please refer to the program table on our website: Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College. Not every course is offered at every campus.

Learn more about the Environmental Studies Program

General Education Requirements (31 credits)

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Electives (22 credits)

  •     Advised Electives  17.0 credits

Choose from courses numbered 100-299 that are Guaranteed Transfer (◆) or General Transfer (✽) in the Course Description section and CIS 118 , if required. No PED or activity-based OUT courses allowed for this requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor in order to satisfy transfer requirements to specific programs at four-year institutions.

Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (31 credits)
Additional Required Courses (7 credits)
Electives (22 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Arts: Environmental Studies degree (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 distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .

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