• 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.  
  • Students may be a current undergraduate student at CU Denver OR have a previous STEM degree from CU Denver or another institution. 
  • Students may be eligible in a major outside the fields of biology, civil engineering, or geography and should contact an ESIL advisor. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing from your current or previous institution; an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduate programs. 
  • Non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate applicants should consult with and ESIL advisor prior to application. 

  • The certificate requires enrollment approval and an assigned advisor.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above, with no certificate course credit with grades of C- or below.
  • Students must be enrolled in one course per year to maintain active status in the program.
  • Coursework is expected to take one year of full-time enrollment to complete, for certificate completion only. 
  • For students concurrently enrolled in a STEM degree at CU Denver, the certificate may be completed concurrent with the degree.
  • Students in the certificate program are required to attend ESIL seminars.  
  • A written report and presentation of internship research is required. (Note:  Biology students may earn academic credit for internships through BIOL 3939.  Geography and Environmental Sciences students may earn academic credit for internships through GEOG 3939.)
  • A CU Denver certificate program should be taken in residency at the CU Denver.

 

The ESIL Certificate can be completed by completing all of your STEM major requirements and then selecting from the options below.

Math or Geography Course Option

  • MATH 2830 Statistics

OR

  • GEOG 4080 Intro to GIS

Two Indigenous 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

 

The ESIL Certificate can be completed by completed by completing coursework listed below.

Math or Geography Course Option

  • CHEM 2031 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2038 General Chemistry Lab
  • MATH 2830 Statistics
  • CVEN 3401 Environmental Engineering
  • GEOG 4080 Intro to GIS

Lecture-Laboratory Course Option

  • GEOL 1073 and 1074 Physical Geoglogy: Surface Processes

OR

  • PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2030: College Phyiscs 

OR

  • BIOL 2051 and BIOL 2071 General Biology

Two Indigenous 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