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2014 course offerings that will apply toward a Climate Change Studies minor

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Climate Change Studies:
Integrating Studies of Science, Society, and Solutions

The University of Montana's Climate Change Studies (CCS) minor is the first interdisciplinary 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 program is open to students from all majors.

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.”  --Recent graduate of the climate change studies minor

Become Informed and Engaged on Climate Issues

Class on Lake McDonald - Glacier National ParkThe 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.

Climate Change Studies Program Overview

See the full climate change studies curriculum and student engagement opportunities.

Study climate change in the field this summer!

Glacier National Park and Montana’s Crown of the Continent
3 credits, August 10-22, 2014

Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
1 credit, August 18-21, 2014

Cycle the Rockies: Energy and Climate Change in Montana
6 credits, June 11 – July 8, 2014

Learn about the Climate Change Studies minor from the voices of students and faculty

Climate Change Studies Minor Program at the University of Montana from Harper kaufman on Vimeo.

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.