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Climate Change Studies


The University of Montana's Climate Change Studies (CCS) minor is the first undergraduate degree program of its kind in the nation. The CCS program offers students a unique opportunity to become informed and engaged on the pressing issue of climate change — from multi-disciplinary coursework, to field studies, to study abroad and service learning opportunities. The minor and all courses are open to students from all majors.

What students say about the Climate Change Studies minor

“The Climate Change Studies minor has made me reevaluate some of my closest beliefs, taught me the value of skepticism, challenged me to verify sources, instilled in me a wonder for the complexity of the world, and pushed me to not only learn about climate change but act on what I learned.”

“It helped me to better fully conceptualize the system and its problems, as well as how to communicate the problems to the public.”

“It has enabled and empowered me to not only find my niche in the field of biological education, but allowed me to focus my passion for teaching through a lens which is personal.”

“This minor will be with me forever, changing my life and lives I hope to help change.”

“It has given me a better understanding of our Earth, how to live sustainably, and the importance of that lifestyle as well.”

Watch a student-produced video about the Climate Change Studies Program