Associate of Science with Emphasis in Ecosystem Science & Stewardship

photo: Natural Resourse Management class in the field near Leadville, Colorado

Associate of Science with Emphasis in Ecosystem Science & Stewardship

Help solve some of our planet’s most pressing challenges through science and stewardship

Are you interested in how ecosystems work and how to sustainably manage their resources and other functions? Do you want to experience place-based and hands-on learning in an easily-accessible, campus-owned forest and surrounding wilderness areas?

Earn an Associate of Science (AS) with emphasis in Ecosystem Science & Stewardship (ESS) at the high-elevation Colorado Mountain College campus in Leadville and gain the foundational knowledge needed for continued education in this exciting and important field.

During your residency, you will have the opportunity to further connect your coursework to real-world projects through the Field Experience Lab or by earning a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate. These experiences will help you to build field and research skills, connect classroom learning to applied projects, and prepare you for seasonal entry-level positions with non-profit, private, and governmental organizations.

Join a close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff who will support you and your success at every step along your learning-journey. You will graduate with skills and experiences unique among two-year transfer programs.

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