2013 course offerings that will apply toward a Climate Change Studies minor
The University of Montana's Climate Change Studies Program offers one of the nation's first undergraduate degree programs devoted to the challenges and opportunities presented by global climate change. The minor in Climate Change Studies combines rigorous training in sciences with coursework in ethics and policy to offer students a unique, multidisciplinary understanding of climate change. This interdisciplinary minor provides opportunities for students to become informed and engaged on the issue of climate change—from multi-disciplinary coursework, to field studies, to study abroad and service learning opportunities.
“The climate change topic is rapidly evolving from only an earth science issue to a technological, economic and sociological issue. We have designed a broad interdisciplinary curriculum to reflect this expanding focus.” –Dr. Steve Running, Climate Change Studies Program Director, and a lead author on the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The minor in Climate Change Studies began fall 2009 and is open to students from all majors. The minor requires students take 21.0 credits: a 3.0 credit interdisciplinary introductory course (CCS 103X), and 6.0 credits in each of the following areas: climate change science, climate change and society, and climate change solutions.
Study climate change in the field this summer!
Watch a short video of the Bhutan Ride for Climate, featuring Climate Change Studies students and faculty.
The Climate Change Studies Program is a joint program with The College of Forestry and Conservation, College of Arts and Sciences, and Missoula College's Energy Technology Program that draws on the expertise of faculty across the University. See the full Climate Change Studies Curriculum.