The ENVS curriculum was designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education in environmental issues in order to prepare students for the complex world. It is an interdisciplinary major, which means that students take courses from about twelve different majors at CU.

No. This is because of the major’s interdisciplinary design.

Directions for finding classes is available on the Registrar's website.

Explore suggested focus areas and learn how to select courses that align with your interests with our guidance documents.


Yes. You can also do an internship for credit, but not both. Internships for credit: the ENVS department has a strong internship program for juniors and seniors with opportunities in 35-40 organizations along the Front Range. Internships for pay: students must arrange themselves or through Career Services.

Choose an internship that best suits your career path. For example, if you are interested in sustainable food development, seek an internship on a farm.


Consult the Graduation and Diploma Calendar on the Registrar's website and then apply online using myCUinfo.

The general CU Commencement is where all undergraduate and graduate students officially receive their degrees. Students stand as their programs of study are called but are not recognized as individuals. CU maintains a Commencement website with specific information about the event for students and family members. There is no Commencement ceremony in the summer. August graduates may take part in either the May or December ceremonies the year they graduate.

Most departments, including the Environmental Studies department, hold recognition ceremonies where students are called by name. The Environmental Studies event is usually the afternoon after the university commencement ceremony. Information is published to the department Graduation page and emailed to graduating students.


Students that gain experience related to their desired field while in school are more likely to obtain employment related to their major.  The Data Analytics website provides employment statistics of CU Boulder Alumni.