Make Colorado Your Classroom with the Associate of Arts Environmental Studies Degree

Start smart with 2-year degree from Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College’s Environmental Studies (AA) and Environmental Science (AS) degrees can open up worlds of career opportunities, whether your interest is research, the arts or advocacy.

Green jobs are expected to double between 2000 and 2016. Our programs give you the knowledge and skills you need to find success in this emerging, thriving economy.

Colorado Mountain College’s eleven campuses in the Rocky Mountains are situated in some of the most ecologically diverse environments in the country. The region is also a political hotbed of environmental issues surrounding water, energy, conservation and pollution. You’ll gain front row seats to highly charged issues, and an understanding of the effects of national and regional policies on local communities.

Mountain living contributes to a transferable degree designed to give you a broad experience on-campus and in the field. Our Associate in Arts degree prepares you for transfer into four-year environmental studies programs.

Depending on the electives you select, the degree also provides an excellent foundation for four-year degrees in environmental policy, resource economics or sustainability studies. Work closely with an advisor to choose courses that best meet your four-year degree goals.

Environmental Studies Careers

Graduates of environmental studies programs work in a wide variety of careers. Many graduates move onto work in the fields of:

  • Environmental advocacy
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental anthropology

Download/view the Outdoor/Environmental Studies Brochure