Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies: Lead the Future with a Degree in Sustainability Studies

Learn from award-winning faculty how to create a more sustainable world

Sustainability is about promoting environmental health, human well-being, and economic vitality in ways that do not trade off any one of these goals for the others.

Our local and global communities need experts who can help meet current social needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Studying sustainability at Colorado Mountain College offers you the tools to become one of those experts through engaging with local culture, organizations, and sustainability-driven businesses.

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Why Sustainability Studies at CMC?

Colorado Mountain College offers sustainability courses in:

  • Watershed science
  • Permaculture design
  • Sustainable business
  • Ecology
  • Sustainability research
  • And much more

In these courses, you'll learn how business, personal, and institutional decisions affect environments, people, and economies.

A degree in sustainability provides you with a great launching point for career opportunities in business, social sciences, natural sciences, and more. At Colorado Mountain College, you'll have an opportunity to work on real-world challenges in a beautiful place where many organizations and businesses are working out sustainability on the ground.

That means you'll leave Colorado Mountain College, not only with a degree, but also with hands-on experience and contacts in the field.

Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship

Work part-time with the USFS while earning a Sustainability Studies degree.

“We need sustainability degrees today in the same way we needed computer science degrees in the 80′s. It’s the revolution, it’s the future. CMC’s program is a welcome and needed addition to the field.”

-Auden Schendler, VP of Sustainability at Aspen Ski Corporation and author of “Getting Green Done

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Colorado Mountain College is one of only nine postsecondary institutions in the nation and the only institution in Colorado to receive the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

Learn about Sustainable CMC.