Undergraduate Program Curriculum and Course Offerings
A summer program at CSU's Mountain Campus, our majestic retreat and outdoor laboratory located in the spectacular mountains west of Fort Collins.
A one-week field practicum prior to the Fall semester exploring Colorado's ecosystems and visiting the state's numerous management projects and natural areas
Honors Scholars (Track 1 or Track 2) have modified requirements in our degree programs and follow separate checklists. (Please visit the CSU University Honors Program for information on how to apply to be an Honors Scholar.)
All Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Watershed Science majors in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS) take a four week summer field course at CSU's Mountain Campus. Students enroll in NR 220 Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements. Optionally, students participating in specialized research programs, certain study abroad programs, or other eligible experiential learning placements may submit a request for substitution for NR 220 to pursue other research or professional development opportunities away from the CSU Mountain Campus.
Although not required for degree completion, some students in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Watershed Science may wish to participate in an internship or take part in independent study with a faculty member. Academic credit may be available for such placements, and students should consult their Academic Success Coordinators to learn more and receive assistance.
Colorado State University provides equivalency tests through the College-Level Examinations Program (CLEP), which offers general examinations in more than 30 areas of study. When a CLEP Exam is not offered for a particular course, a challenge exam can be requested from the CSU Academic Department or College offering the course.
Some CSU Academic Department and Colleges provide standardized options for challenge exams including the CSU English Department and College of Business for the following exams:
- Composition Placement Challenge and Re-evaluation Essay - related to CO 130 and CO 150 Requirements
- BUS 150 Challenge Exam - for BUS 150
Please visit the University Testing Center for the complete set of policies and procedures on CLEP and Challenge Exams.
Watershed Science Courses
Warner College of Natural Resources Courses