The ESIL certificate requires four elements:  (1) enrollment in the ESIL program, (2) participation in ESIL workshops, (3) completion of at least one ESIL internship, and (4) completion of the following courses and their prerequisites as stated in the University course catalog.  STEM majors can complete the certificate by completing all of their major coursework and an additional three courses.  Non-STEM majors can complete the certificate by completing seven courses (plus laboratory sections) in addition to their major requirements.  See below for detailed course plans.

  • Applicants must be enrolled at CU Denver as an undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree student.
  • Applicants must complete the ESIL enrollment form.
  • Upon submission of the ESIL enrollment form, students must meet with an ESIL advisor for next steps in the certificate program.
  • Non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate applicants should consult with and ESIL advisor prior to application.

In addition to your STEM major requirements, the ESIL certificate requires the following three courses:

Mathematics or Geography (Choose One Course)

  • MATH 2830 Statistics

OR

  • GEOG 4080 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Diversity (Choose Two Courses)

  • COMM 3271 Communication and Diversity 
  • ETST 3036 American Indian Cultural Images
  • ETST 3110 Indigenous Studies
  • MGMT 4100 Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business
  • PSCI 3214 Federal Law and American Indians
  • PSCI 4144 Indigenous Political Systems 
  • PSCI 4146 Indigenous Politics

In addition to your non-STEM major requirements, the ESIL certificate requires the following seven courses (plus laboratory sections):

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Take All Five)

  • CHEM 2031/2038 General Chemistry (Plus Laboratory)
  • MATH 2830 Statistics
  • CVEN 3401 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • GEOG 4080 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Additional Science (Choose One Lecture-Laboratory Sequence)

  • GEOL 1073/1074 Physical Geology: Surface Processes (Plus Laboratory)

OR

  • PHYS 2010/2030 College Physics (Plus Laboratory)

OR

  • BIOL 2051/2071 General Biology (Plus Laboratory)

Diversity (Choose Two Courses)

  • COMM 3271 Communication and Diversity 
  • ETST 3036 American Indian Cultural Images
  • ETST 3110 Indigenous Studies
  • MGMT 4100 Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business
  • PSCI 3214 Federal Law and American Indians
  • PSCI 4144 Indigenous Political Systems 
  • PSCI 4146 Indigenous Politics