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Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Fort Collins, CO, United States
The major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University provides a strong scientific foundation in ecosystem ecology integrated with a broad knowledge of the cultural, social, economic, and political issues that are shaping the issue of sustainability. 

Overview

Students in the major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University learn to integrate science into real-world decision making, with the goal of developing sustainable strategies to maintain ecosystem services around the globe. 

We provide students with a broad base of experiential and collaborative learning opportunities, opportunities for research through our affiliation with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, and the latest scientific knowledge about sustainability science and how organisms interact with their environments to form complex ecosystems. 

Opportunities to join in research, internships, practical and group-based learning, and field experiences in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and beyond combine with an outstanding classroom education to build a solid foundation for applying sustainable resource management principles.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the major learn:

  • How to help people use natural resources in a sustainable way.
  • About environmental change at local to global scales.
  • The amazing connections between different earth system components.
  • How to conduct research or field work in a variety of settings addressing questions important to sustainability.

Potential Occupations

Completion of the undergraduate degree qualifies students for a wide variety of careers related to sustainability and natural resource science. 

Examples of possible careers include: sustainability coordinator, ecologist, environmental educator, invasive species specialist, biological science technician, climate change scientist, natural resource specialist, or corporate environmental consultant. 

Students completing the undergraduate degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability will also be well prepared to succeed in graduate education in a variety of disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecosystem Ecology 
  • Sustainability Science 
  • Internship and Career Preparation 
  • Quantitative Reasoning for Ecosystem Science 
  • Sustainable Watersheds 
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • $50 application fee or waiver
  • Official high school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation
  • English proficiency test results
  • Immigration documents (for international students)
  • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12058 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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