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As an institute of higher learning, the most important aspect of Colorado College is academics. Environmental Science and other sustainability related topics are popular majors at the college, and many of the school’s academic programs involve sustainability- related study. The Office is working to establish a designation that would denote sustainability related courses on student transcripts. The courses that would fall under the definition of this minor are listed in the Curriculum page. 

The Office is also in conversation with the academic departments to establish Sustainability Minor or a Sustainability Certificate that would allow students to combine academic coursework with a co-curricular experience to receive recognition on their official transcript.         

Colorado College students, faculty and staff also perform research on sustainability topics.  Information about State of the Rockies, a program that documents the status of the Rocky Mountains ecology, and individual scientific resource performed by faculty and students can be found under the research tab.