The Environmental Science Minor helps you make an impact

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Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field with diverse job opportunities. The minor engages students from various majors across campus and covers environmental science, geoscience, chemistry, biology, and public health.

Students gain a holistic understanding of environmental issues, including climate change, pollution, and conservation. The minor equips students to address environmental challenges and contribute to sustainability efforts, offering a valuable pathway for students to make a positive impact on the planet.


Jared Beeton, Chair & Professor of Environment & Sustainability

"You will learn about the spheres of Environmental Science (the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere), examine how they interact, and discover why we need science to solve global and local environmental problems."

What can you do with a minor in Environmental Science?

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager/Director
  • National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and other agencies
  • Environmental Activism
  • Non-Profit Environmental Groups
  • Non-Governmental Organization



Jared Beeton, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Environment & Sustainability,