The MENV program requires its students to take a series of elective courses. As of 2024, students will be required to take 18 credit-hours worth of electives in MENV and can use their remaining 6 credit-hours either within MENV or in other departments across campus. In consultation with MENV advisors, students will select those electives courses from a range of MENV offerings as well as university-wide offerings that are best suited for their respective career paths. Students also have the opportunity to take elective courses from other institutions, including University of Colorado Denver.

Each specialization is unique and requires a different set of specialization course requirements which, in turn, impacts the number of electives students will take. The following list of MENV electives is illustrative of the types of courses that may be available to MENV students. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that course availability is subject to change.