Forms & Resources

Get Connected

Periodic announcements about events, internships and courses are sent to the environmental studies email list. You must sign yourself up to receive the emails.

To subscribe to the list: send an email to The subject line must be blank. The body of the message must have only: subscribe envs-students firstname lastname (firstname lastname is YOUR name)

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To remove yourself from the list: send an email to The subject line must be blank. The body of the message must have only: unsubscribe envs-students firstname lastname (firstname lastname is YOUR name)

Check out the ENVS Facebook page and ENVS Twitter feed for news, announcements and events.


Stay On Track

Make sure the courses you are taking count toward graduation in the way you plan.

Use Your Degree Audit:

  1. Login to myCUinfo and click on the "student" tab.
  2. Go to Academic Resources and click on Degree Audit/Transfer Credit Evaluation.
  3. You will then be transferred to a page where you will be asked to re-enter your Identikey information.
  4. Click on Current Program(s)/Major(s) for your degree audit for your primary major. (If you are in the ENVS society and policy track or ENVS environmental science track ("old" major) and you want to see your progress in the "new" major, click on the "What If" link and under the Degree Program option select ENVS-BA.)
  5. Wait for the audit to show up on the screen and click, "Open Audit."
  6. Your “current” audit shows your progress in credits, MAPS, CORE and your primary major.

To track your progress in ENVS-SPT or ENVS-EST (the "old" major), please use the "old" major tracking sheet.

Courses applied to the ENVS major Science and Policy (SPT) or Environmental Science (EST) Tracks may be found under “Electives” and “Core Requirements.”

Check your transcript to compare completed environmental studies courses with the degree requirements. Keep in touch with your advisor!

Cool Opportunities

Graduate School Resources

Career Resources

Green Careers

The movement for a sustainable economy has begun to reach beyond traditional conservation, environmental protection, and natural resource management institutions. With training in the principles of Environmental Studies and in environmentally-related disciplines such as geography, biology, and economics, you will find employment opportunities in numerous sectors of the government, private research firms, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and industrial companies.

University of Colorado students should contact Career Services early in their academic careers for advice about job prospects and applications. 

Career Planning Guides

Online Resources

Many resources are available online to help individuals interested in environmental careers.

Additional Environmental Jobs Resources


The Environmental Studies Program office has a small library of career books that can be browsed, including Opportunities in Environmental Careers, The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference, Sunshine Jobs, and 100 Jobs in the Environment.


Please review the following notes on financial aid.

ENVS Scholarships

Applications for Academic Year 2013-2014 are now being accepted. The application deadline is April 5, 2013. All applications must include the ENVS Scholarship Application 2013 (doc).

Applications and essays should be submitted in one document to

Qualified applicants must have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average in addition to the eligibility requirements listed below.


The Kim Wickholm Memorial Scholarship annually provides financial aid to a student in the Environmental Studies program. The fund seeks to encourage and reward those students who qualify academically, show concern for the natural environment, and wish to pursue careers in Environmental Studies. Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Wickholm established the fund in memory of their son, Kim Wickholm, a 1976 graduate in Environmental Conservation.

AMOUNT: The scholarship amount is approximately $1,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Only full-time students with a declared major in Environmental Studies are eligible. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and in the case of equal qualifications, financial means will be a consideration. Previous awardees may re-apply in subsequent years but must compete each year with all of that year’s applicants.


In the fall of 2005, Nicole Gibson, a recent graduate from the Environmental Studies Program set up the Donald and Marjorie Gibson Scholarship in honor of her grandparents.

AMOUNT: $1,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Students majoring in Environmental Studies who register for a full-time load for the academic year as a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences who exhibit financial need are eligible for consideration.


In 1966, funds were made available to establish the Mr. and Mrs. J. Tour Scholarship to benefit full-time “needy senior class or graduate students in the advancement of the study of physical sciences and engineering.”

AMOUNT: One student from each eligible department including Environmental Studies can be awarded a Tour Scholarship of $1,000 ($500 per semester), or two students can be awarded Tour Scholarships of $500 each ($250 per semester for both students) to be applied to tuition bills through the UCB Office of Financial Aid.

ELIGIBILITY: Seniors or graduate students who will be enrolled full-time and who can demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA and are nominated by the ENVS program for the scholarship.

Other Resources


The Investigate Careers in the Environment (ICE) Series is a weekly presentation and discussion series dedicated to empowering students to take charge of their future in the environmental field. The ICE talks began in Spring semester 2002. Dale Miller is the faculty sponsor of the ICE talks,and can be reached by e-mail,or at 303-492-6629. The ICE committee,comprised of the faculty sponsor and several students,arranges the speakers and coordinates the talks.

By bringing environmental professionals to campus to share their perspectives on a wide range of environmental careers,the ICE talks provide a unique opportunity for students to enhance their awareness of environmental career opportunities and interact with experts in the field. Each session provides an overview of a specific environmental career path,followed by time for questions and discussion.

Students on the ICE committee and attendees of the talks receive the benefit of meeting and making contacts with professionals and academics,and of helping to organize a useful,public service for the campus community.

All talks are free and open to all students. Pizza and juice are provided.

ICE talk Goals:

  • Empower students to take charge of their future in the environmental field.
  • Bring definition and depth to students’awareness of career opportunities in the environmental field.
  • Create opportunities for students to interact and network with environmental professionals.
  • Increase awareness within area professionals of CU Environmental Studies students to aid in recruiting.
  • Strengthen ties between environmental community on campus –Environmental Studies Program,Environmental Center,Environmental Program,and student environmental clubs.

Click on links below to learn about current and previous semesters' topics.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm


2007-2012 ICE Talks Archive