The University of Denver's dual degree in environmental science and geographic information science (GIS) allows students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years. The bachelor's, in environmental science, will help students develop the skills to understand and resolve environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on the natural and physical sciences. The master's, in geographic information science, will integrate traditional studies of physical, human and cultural geography and geographic information systems.

Students generally finish most of their undergraduate work by the end of their junior year and begin their graduate studies as seniors. The skills students may develop can prepare them for careers in fields like resource management, urban planning and environmental quality management. Recent graduates have found work in private industry and federal, state and local government.