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Freshman Interest Groups


Majors of Interest:

Agroecology, anthropology, biology,  botany, Earth system science, ecology,  economics, engineering, environment and natural  resources, geography, geology, medicine,  political science, rangeland ecology/watershed  management, sustainability, wildlife biology/management, zoology

FIG Description:

Explore Sustainability & Eco-Tourism in COSTA RICA!

Just what is sustainability? In this FIG, you will explore what sustainability means for you, and for the world. From natural resources to human communities, you will engage in challenges, solutions, and creative thinking around the topic of sustainability. Explore beyond the classroom as you spend the J-Term (occurs during winter break) in Monteverde, Costa Rica exploring how to sustain the ecological communities and built environments in which we work, study, and play. 

Travel in Costa Rica: January 14-25, 2019*  |  Special Application Required

*travel to Costa Rica is mandatory for Sustainability FIG students


Downey Hall


  • UWYO 1101 - The Challenge of Sustainability
  • ENR 1300 - Foundations of Sustainability

*You will be able to add an additional 2 or 3 courses to your schedule when you meet with an advisor during orientation in June.

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