SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL

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.

Degrees & Curriculum

Bachelor of Science

Sustainability Studies

Minor

Sustainability Studies

Why Sustainability Studies at CMC?

Colorado Mountain College offers sustainability courses in:

  • Watershed science
  • Permaculture design
  • Sustainable business
  • Ecology
  • Sustainability research
  • And 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.

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

Sustainability Studies Faculty

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Hillmer-Pegram, Kevin, Ph.D.

Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sustainability Studies
Program Chair, Sustainability Studies

970-947-8167 | kchillmer-pegram@coloradomtn.edu

Read more: Hillmer-Pegram, Kevin, Ph.D.

Career Opportunities

Through cutting edge coursework, extracurricular activities, internships, research projects, and more, CMC provides Sustainability Studies graduates a platform to become successful sustainability professionals. With your sustainability degree, you'll be able to launch a career in:

  • Business management
  • Consulting
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental education
  • International development
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Marketing and communications for the "green economy"
  • Public administration
  • Public lands management
  • Sustainable food
  • Urban planning

Career Service for Sustainability

Transition from college to career with Career Services at CMC. Get one-on-one attention or use Career Services' self-service tools and resources.

Internships

Although an internship experience is not required for graduation, an internship can be an especially valuable way to develop your professional skills and resume.

A number of our graduates have obtained paid employment with organizations for which they served as interns. Others have landed sustainability jobs with other organizations based on the skills they developed as interns.

See CMC's Internship Programs

Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship

Work part-time with the U.S. Forest Service while studying for a career in public lands management. Upon completion, you'll have the distinct advantage when applying for Forest Service or other federal land management jobs as an existing federal employee.

Learn more about this first-of-its kind, two-year paid internship program developed by Colorado Mountain College and the U.S. Forest Service.

Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship

Volunteer Opportunities

As a student in Sustainability Studies at CMC, you'll hear in your classes, from student clubs, and through e-mailed communications about many opportunities to volunteer to assist with events and projects of local nonprofits, businesses, schools, and municipal governments.

Volunteering offers you valuable real-world experience that can help you build an excellent resume as well as an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network. Volunteering is a great way to put your finger on the pulse of what's happening in sustainability all around you. Serving as a volunteer helps you learn by doing about what it takes make things happen in the realm of sustainability.

Be a part of our local sustainability community!