Meeting the environmental challenges of the 21st century requires research, education, and training that spans traditional disciplinary boundaries. The Environmental Studies Program provides unique training that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to confront complex problems affecting social-environmental systems. The program is flexibly structured, giving students the opportunity to pursue diverse areas of interest, especially those that do not fall neatly within disciplinary boundaries. Environmental Studies graduates pursue diverse career paths, including positions in academia, government, education, environmental consulting, natural resource management, and those within the private sector.  

A Commitment to Solving Environmental Problems

The faculty and students in our program specialize in a wide range of fields, including public policy and governance, environmental philosophy and ethics, biogeochemistry, conservation biology, climate studies, food systems, environmental psychology and environmental health. Despite our diverse interests, we share a common commitment to problem-oriented research and learning, and an environment that nurtures the integration of ideas and methods across disciplines.   

Rich Research Opportunities

Environmental Studies students at the University of Colorado, Boulder are fortunate to be embedded within a rich research environment. Faculty and students from the program conduct research locally, throughout the intermountain west, and even around the globe.