Sustainability Majors & Courses

Fifty-four academic departments at Colorado State offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability. Fifty-eight academic departments offer courses at any level.

Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources students get field experience on the North Fork of the Poudre River.

Sustainability course list

Sustainability courses are indicated in our inventory and have a primary and explicit focus on sustainability. Some of these courses are endorsed by our School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), which entails a detailed review and approval process by the SoGES Curriculum Development Committee.

All courses that include sustainability are indicated on our inventory and are courses that have a primary focus other than sustainability but incorporate or integrate sustainability challenges, activities, service learning, research, and/or case studies. As a land grant institution, many of these courses offer field experience and/or hands-on research or laboratory learning opportunities. Our methodology followed both the STARS technical manual as well as our campus definition of sustainability, which includes environmental, social, and economic considerations.