B.A. On Campus

Environment and Sustainability

Western Colorado University

48 months
18600 USD/year
18600 USD/year
6816 USD/year
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At Environment and Sustainability from Western Colorado University you’ll study the structure and function of natural systems; examine how social, political and economic activity impacts those systems; and experiment with resilient solutions to unsustainable human impacts.


Environment and Sustainability from Western Colorado University comprehensive coursework and hands-on experience will prepare you for a meaningful career fueled by your passion and natural interests. Upon graduating, you’ll be an effective interdisciplinary communicator with the skills and knowledge to lead environmental and sustainability efforts anywhere.

Graduates with Environment and Sustainability from Western Colorado University  will:

  • gain deep understanding of environmental issues and a passion to find innovative solutions 
  • be able to start meaningful careers in education, climate change policy and environmental science. 
  • learn the skills and science behind solving the most pressing environmental issues of today and in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Biology 
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment and Sustainability 
  • Writing the Environment
  • Science of Sustainability and Resilience
  • U.S. and Western Environmental Politics
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Water Policy and Politics
  • Seminar in Water Topics
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Applied Sustainability
  • Environmental Ethics
  • This Is The Headwaters
  • Headwaters Conference
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Energy and the Environment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Western is on a rolling admission cycle. However, we recommend to apply before the following dates.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Western’s Online Application or the Common Application.
    • Submit your official high school and/or college transcripts.
    • Request your official TOEFL, IELTS, ACT and/or SAT exam scores to be sent to Western. 
    • An admissions essay following the prompt “Why Western?” (optional)
    • A personal statement (optional)
    • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
    • A resume (optional)
    • Submit the $30 application fee
    • High school GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6816 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Gunnison

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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