Environmental Science

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The Environmental Science program at Rocky Mountain College emphasizes interdisciplinary studies in the field and lab and a broad range of hands-on experiences. Classes are designed to include a wide variety of field-based, conservation-focused projects that allow our students to engage deeply in the theory and practice of environmental science and conservation biology. Students also gain extensive, hands-on experience with local flora and fauna and field survey techniques. Rocky Mountain College’s proximity to abundant natural resources and open land make for an ideal outdoor laboratory to study human interactions and impacts on the environment. Students have the opportunity to study and work alongside the Yellowstone River, the longest free-flowing river in the U.S. Students and faculty also conduct ongoing research at multiple sites within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Our average class size is about 14 students, greatly enhancing learning opportunities. Students have the opportunity to engage in plenty of one-on-one time with our faculty and benefit from interactions with agency and industry professionals in the classroom and the field. Our classes incorporate numerous field trips throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Classes have recently visited Yellowstone National Park, the Beartooth Mountains, the American Prairie Reserve, the Crow Indian Reservation, Charles M Russel Wildlife Refuge, Tanzania, and the Galapagos Island.


  • Intensive hands-on approach
  • Small class sizes that facilitate field experiences
  • Undergraduate research opportunities both inside and outside the classroom
  • Internship placement in local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, environmental education, and research
  • International academic and travel opportunities
  • Specialty courses that include field survey techniques in zoology, range ecology, wildlife conservation, tropical ecology, and forest ecology

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"Being a Business/Accounting major at RMC is amazing. The mentoring and close working relationships with the professors really goes a long way. You get more than just one-on-one. It's more like one-on-ten because you have peers that you grow with in the program until graduation. So, there are always many hands to help you out. It's a whole different vibe and it's great."
Bilechi Sumaili

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  • Minors available in Accounting, Management, and Economics