Curriculum

Introduction

One of the primary functions of colleges and universities is to educate students. By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers, and professionals; higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that offer courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

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Environmental Impact Assessment Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Environmental Impact Assessment is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 42 credits across courses in environmental law, environmental impact analysis ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Justice Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Environmental Justice is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 18 units across courses in community-based participatory research, environmental racism, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Restoration Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Environmental Restoration is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 24 units across courses in biology, sustainable agriculture, conservation, and environmental ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Environmental Studies is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 19 units across courses in environmental law, environmental impact analysis, and ...

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Global Studies Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

SJSU’s Department of Environmental Studies offers the Minor in Global Studies as an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to look at the world holistically. The tremendous international migration of ...

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Park Ranger and Administration Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Park Ranger and Administration is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 19 units across courses in environmental restoration, forest ecology ...

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Sustainable Energy Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Sustainble Energy is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 23 units across courses in physics, energy policy, and solar energy.

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Sustainable Water Resources Minor

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The minor in Sustainble Water Resources is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The minor requires a minimum of 21 units across courses in water resource management, water policy ...

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Global Citizenship Certificate

  • San Jose State University (CA)

Global Citizenship is an interdisciplinary certificate program, offered by the Department of Environmental Studies, intended to assist students and members of the non-student community in understanding the interconnectedness of peoples ...

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Environmental and Soil Sciences Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Many human activities adversely impact soil, water, and environmental quality, and there is a constant need for experts in the technologies required to collect sound information and to provide food ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Earth Science Education (BA/MA)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The five-year IB/M program is a rigorous, well-planned program designed to provide students an optimum combination of experiences in which they can build content area knowledge, knowledge of teaching ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Animal Science (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This major provides six areas of interest leading to the B.S. degree: Pre-professional (veterinary medicine or graduate training), Biotechnology, Business/Service, Equine Science, Food Science and Production Management.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems major, with concentrations in Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture, and Turfgrass Science, focuses on the science and practices associated with sustainable plant production and/or ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Contaminated Site Remediation Graduate Certificate

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

As ecological concerns increase, environmental engineering approaches are becoming more in demand and more complex. A certificate program in Contaminated Site Remediation can ultimately lead to a Master of Engineering ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The GIS certificate program at University of Connecticut offers a focused set of four 3-credit graduate-level courses that concentrate on the science behind the development and use of geospatial technologies ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Race Ethnicity Politics Graduate Certificate

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

UConn master’s or PhD students studying fields, including, social science, social work, law, history, or public policy will find this face-to-face Storrs Campus-based certificate an excellent opportunity to build ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Natural Resources: Land, Water, and Air (PhD)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment offers two graduate degrees in Natural Resources: Land, Water, and Air, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Natural Resources: Land, Water, and Air (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment offers two graduate degrees in Natural Resources: Land, Water, and Air, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S ...

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Oceanography (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Oceanography offer a unique opportunity to apply an interdisciplinary approach to the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of marine systems on ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Oceanography (PhD)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Oceanography offer a unique opportunity to apply an interdisciplinary approach to the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of marine systems on ...

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Applied & Resource Economics (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The M.S. degree program seeks to provide a foundation in economic theory, quantitative analysis, and knowledge in a particular area of agricultural and resource economics. For some students, the ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Biodiversity and Conservation Biology (BS/MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Students enrolling in this program as undergraduates earn a joint B.S.-M.S. degree through an integrated 5-year curriculum. Students who already hold a Bachelor of Science degree can ...

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Energy and Environmental Management (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Master of Energy and Environmental Management (MEEM) is a revolutionary online graduate program that empowers you with the knowledge to produce immediate social benefits through direct real-world action. UConn ...

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Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

UConn offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees with strong emphasis on research in conjunction with a faculty member. Research opportunities vary from biotechnology and ornamental plant improvement to pest and ...

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Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PhD

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

UConn offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees with strong emphasis on research in conjunction with a faculty member. Research opportunities vary from biotechnology and ornamental plant improvement to pest and ...

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Geography/Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Geography Department offers 2 undergraduate majors that lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree, and 3 minors. Our majors prepare students for employment opportunities in both the public and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Environment and Sustainability Ph.D. equips students with diverse perspectives to develop profound new ideas, knowledge and answers to the most important concerns facing people and the planet ...

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A Changing Planet Environment Studies Course Resources, Videos & PPTs

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The Director of the Sustainability and Innovation Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder & Environmental Studies Professor Jason Neff has developed a series of PowerPoint and YouTube videos for ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2020
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Fall 2020 Virtual DIY Fair

  • San Diego State University (CA)

With students being stuck at home due to COVID, I thought that a smart idea to keep students engaged in sustainability would be to have a week-long virtual DIY fair ...


Environmental Studies

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

The Environmental Studies program provides an interdisciplinary understanding of such increasingly serious issues as environmental pollution, wildlife and habitat preservation and conservation, sustainable land use, threats to biodiversity, resource depletion ...

  • Posted Nov. 24, 2020
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Including sustainability issues in nurse education: A comparative study of first year student nurses' attitudes in four European countries

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Lausanne
  • Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Jaén

Introduction Education in sustainable development is a goal recognised by a large number of countries and a vital concept in healthcare. It is therefore important that nurse education incorporates elements ...

  • Posted Nov. 10, 2020
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Approaches to SDG-Based Curricular Pathways and Research Communities

  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

Universities are increasingly being called to develop integrative approaches toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their research, educational, and operational capacities. This webinar will present on ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2020
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University of Oregon GrowPod Tomato Harvest

  • University of Oregon (OR)

University of Oregon students and staff harvesting tomatoes in the experimental GrowPod.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Alliance for Water Stewardship Partnership

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has partnered with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to develop the first curricular program in the nation dedicated to training students in professional water stewardship planning ...


Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments, 4th edition

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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Ontario Tech University - Solar Panels

  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (ON)

Ontario Tech University’s long-established reputation as a post-secondary leader in conservation and green community-building has achieved a Gold rating from AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS ...


University of Cincinnati Environmental Literacy Certificate Program Poster

  • University of Cincinnati - Clermont (OH)

Recognizing that environmental literacy is integral to the University of Cincinnati's mission of serving the world and enriching our global community, UC provides students the opportunity to earn an ...


University of Cincinnati Students on a Tour of Fernald Nature Preserve

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

University of Cincinnati students on a tour o as part of one of the requirements for the Environmental Literacy Certificate Program, where experiential learning collides with real world experience.​

Fernald ...


Humber College - Learning by Leading

  • Humber College (ON)

Learning by Leading™ Program is based on the idea that students learn best by taking leadership in helping to solve real-world problems. The Humber Arboretum was selected as the only ...


Humber College - Forest Nature Program

  • Humber College (ON)

The Forest and Nature Program (FNP) is a unique play and learning experience that offers children the opportunity to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in ...


Central New Mexico Community College, Main Campus Detention Basin

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

Photos # 1 & 2 Description: This detention basin slows and filters stormwater that drains from a large parking lot located at CNM Main Campus, near University Avenue. It also supplies ...


Central New Mexico Community College Westside Campus Solar Array & Energy Storage System

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

Contractors commission the tracking equipment at the Westside Campus Solar Array & Energy Storage System. Students in the CNM Electrical Trades Photovoltaic Concentration Program stand by to learn. It was ...


UMass Amherst Clean Energy Corps

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Clean Energy Extension students review and photograph architectural plans for an elementary school they are assessing, as well as present their findings.


Unity College Sustainability Science Curriculum

  • Unity College (ME)

Sustainability science is at the heart of everything we do at Unity College because to us, nothing is more important than the mark we make on this planet.

Sustainability science ...


Santa Clara University Waste Characterization with Campus Residents

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Center for Sustainability interns Nate Redinbo ('20), Ali Deambrosio ('20), and Amanda Eason ('20) teamed up with Dunne Hall residents for a Waste Characterization event. These events involve gathering waste ...


CSU Monterey Bay - Laundry to Landscape

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

CSU Monterey Bay implemented a pilot laundry to landscape project that is connected to 8 washing machines. The greywater is filtered and then distributed to adjacent landscaping. The project was ...


Colorado State University Photo for 2020 SCI

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Photo attached for use in 2020 SCI


Central Community College - Hastings Wind Turbine for SCI 2020

  • Central Community College (NE)

SCI Overall Top Performer, Associates Institutions

The long- and near-term Central Community College action plan is to provide students and the community with a campus-wide living learning laboratory for resiliency ...


Appalachian State University - The Impact Clinic

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Impact Clinic - The Impact Clinic at Appalachian State University is an applied learning initiative that partners teams of faculty and students with local business representatives to evaluate the business ...


Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools

  • Harvard University (MA)

Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools, a program of The Principals’ Center, offers a historical and cultural context for understanding how inequality plays out in schools and provides educators with ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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