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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Conservation Biology (BS)

  • Illinois State University (IL)

Biological Sciences majors selecting this sequence will receive broad training in Conservation Biology. This sequence is designed for students seeking careers in the conservation of natural ecosystems and their organisms ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Illinois State University (IL)

The Environmental Studies minor at Illinois State gives students a solid foundation to examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. The knowledge and skills that students gain through studying ...

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Environmental Health (BS)

  • Illinois State University (IL)

Through the Environmental Health program at Illinois State, students study biological, chemical, and physical hazards that impact human health and damage the envrionment. The program offers a public health, industrial ...

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Business Environment & Sustainability Minor

  • Illinois State University (IL)

The minor in Business Environment & Sustainability helps to increase awareness and knowledge of the relationships between business and the physical environment. Students within the minor will be better prepared ...

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Conservation Biology (MS)

  • Illinois State University (IL)

This graduate sequence provides students with a broad-based education in Conservation Biology by combining education in basic research and classes in ecology, evolutionary genetics, and systematics. The required classes are ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Belmont University (TN)

Environmental Studies at Belmont provides students with a broad interdisciplinary lens through which to study environmental topics. Grounded in the sciences, students also take courses in the social sciences, humanities ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Belmont University (TN)

Environmental Studies at Belmont provides students with a broad interdisciplinary lens through which to study environmental topics. Grounded in the sciences, students also take courses in the social sciences, humanities ...

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Public Health (BS)

  • Belmont University (TN)

The BSPH is the degree of choice for people who are interested in studying infectious or chronic disease, environmental health, global health or health and disease patterns and trends. Public ...

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Geography and Sustainability (BA, BS)

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Indiana State University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in geography and sustainability that prepares students for careers in areas such as ...

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Environmental Health Concentration

  • Indiana State University (IN)

This option is for students in the Department of Applied Health Sciences who wish to become environmental health specialists. Course work includes study in epidemiology; pollution prevention and control; water ...

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Environmental Geoscience (BS)

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Indiana State University offers a environmental geoscience major that prepares students for specialization in the fields of environmental policy, environmental justice, and environmental consulting. On the state level, career opportunities ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Indiana State University (IN)

The Sustainability minor at Indiana State University not only encompasses a multidisciplinary perspective to solve problems from local to global scales, but also teaches the critical and systemic thinking skills ...

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Conservation Minor

  • Indiana State University (IN)

The study of ecosystems, world environments, the conservation of sustainability of natural resources, along with basic earth sciences are the focus of the Biology minor in Conservation.

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Environmental Sustainability (BA)

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Major in Environmental Sustainability prepares students for this through a collection of multi-disciplinary courses and a core Environmental Sustainability course sequence that helps students to frame and link those ...

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Environmental Sustainability Minor

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Minor in Environmental Sustainability is open to students of any major who wish to study the environment from interdisciplinary perspectives. Environmental sustainability is an interdisciplinary field that integrates natural ...

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Integrated Pathway in Outdoor Education

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Outdoor Education Integrated Pathway is designed to prepare students for a leadership role in the Outdoor Education industry, and/or in programs with remote or extended fieldwork components. Through ...

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Integrated Pathway in Sustainability and Management

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Sustainability and Management Integrated Pathway seeks to provide students with: An understanding of environmental issues that will face future organizational leaders, an understanding of how business and governmental organizations ...

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Integrated Pathway in Art, Nature, and Conservation

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Art, Nature and Conservation Integrated Pathway is designed for students to explore the intersections of art, creativity, nature and conservation. Through a combination of coursework, hands-on and experiential learning ...

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Integrated Pathway in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Earlham College (IN)

The coursework and applied experiences in the Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Pathway engage students in different elements of food and agricultural systems, ranging from the soil to plants to production processes ...

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Sustainability (BA)

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The B.A. in Sustainability is an interdisciplinary degree program with the College of Arts and Sciences that examines interrelated environmental, political, economic, and social issues and problems facing our ...

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Social Change Minor

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The Social Change Minor promotes student engagement in community action and social change processes by examining societal problems through a social responsibility lens. Core and elective courses help students to ...

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Environmental Engineering Certificate

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Students interested in increasing their knowledge of Environmental Engineering can take a series of courses and earn a certificate. The certificate program offers courses in the following disciplines: Civil and ...

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Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability (BS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

This is a flexible B.S. degree that allows students to structure an academic program with room for significant coursework pertaining to environment and sustainability issues. The major offers two ...

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Sustainable Design (BS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Sustainable design majors complete course work in graphic and industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. The program combines concrete skills development with opportunities to move between ...

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Environmental Economics & Policy Concentration

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Focusing on environmental and resource management issues at local, state, national, and international levels, students learn how to assess the economic aspects of resource and environmental issues and find rewarding ...

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Crop Sciences (BS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Crop Sciences major is where plant genetics, biotechnology, business, data science, crop production, and sustainability are brought together by results-oriented faculty and students.

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Agroecology Concentration

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Agroecology Concentration addresses ecologically based management of cropping systems, stewardship of the environment, and sustainable food production systems. The intersection between crop plants and their environment is emphasized in ...

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Agricultural and Consumer Economics (BS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) applies business and economics principles to food, agriculture, renewable energy, and the environment, both here and abroad. By combining technical knowledge ...

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Geography (MA, MS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Geography Department is organized around three major core areas of specialization, each of which features leading experts in their fields: Cities, Space, and Society; Geographic Information Science; River, Watershed ...

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Geography (PhD)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Geography Department is organized around three major core areas of specialization, each of which features leading experts in their fields: Cities, Space, and Society; Geographic Information Science; River, Watershed ...

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Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Designed for students interested in careers leading the conservation, protection, and management of natural and environmental resources or in pursuing advanced education in one of its many disciplinary areas, the ...

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International Agriculture & Rural Development (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) major is designed for students who are interested in tackling the unique and interdisciplinary issues associated with food systems and rural development in ...

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Global and Public Health Sciences (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

GPHS majors develop a strong background in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. These courses provide a foundation with which to understand the biomedical basis of public health ...

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Agricultural Sciences (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell's Agricultural Sciences Major gives students the flexibility to tailor their studies to meet their unique goals with concentrations in Animal Science, Business Management and Policy, Education and Society ...

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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

This degree will prepare students to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Global warming, dwindling energy resources, inadequate water supplies, political strife over strategic minerals, and ...

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Entomology (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Entomology major provides an education in biological and environmental sciences, with a special emphasis on insects. Students in this major are not just fascinated by the most diverse group ...

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Fiber Science and Apparel Design (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The multidisciplinary approach of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University combines design, art, biology, chemistry, engineering and social science concepts and methods. The department faculty ...

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Food Science (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Food Science major prepares students to lead change in the food industry, academia and government. The research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical ...

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Landscape Architecture (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Landscape Architecture is the design of outdoor areas such as public parks, restored wetlands, urban plazas, historic sites and botanical gardens. Students will learn to collaborate on a wide range ...

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Nutritional Sciences (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences is devoted to human nutrition, with current research in the cognitive effects of early exposure to environmental toxins, environmental interventions to prevent obesity, and ...

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Plant Sciences (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

While students majoring in Plant Sciences necessarily share a common enthusiasm for plants, the variety of available courses and research opportunities encourages a great diversity of individual interests and career ...

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Urban and Regional Studies (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

In the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies (B.S. URS) program, students develop the insights, knowledge, and technical skills needed to understand cities in all their diversity ...

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Developmental Sociology (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Students majoring in Development Sociology gain an understanding in societal development and factors to solve social problems, both local and global. Students are provided close mentorship and opportunities for active ...

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Biological Engineering (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Biological Engineering students learn to combine the power of engineering principles and techniques with the rapidly developing science of biology. By integrating engineering and biology, students can help tackle some ...

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Community Food Systems Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Minor in Community Food Systems (CFS) is a university-wide program enabling undergraduate students to engage with critical contemporary issues relating to food security, food sovereignty, and food justice. In ...

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Soil Science Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

A minor in Soil Science prepares students for work on agricultural and natural ecosystems by learning to identify, understand and manage soils in agriculture and forestry in an environmentally responsible ...

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Design and Environmental Analysis Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

D+EA offers an integrative, flexible undergraduate cur­riculum that is student-centric. The program provides a substantive design education and is one of the few comparable programs that is STEM ...

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Horticulture Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Horticulture Minor Program of Study in Horticulture aims to increase students’ knowledge and skills for managing fruits, vegetables and landscape plants for the purpose of improving the quality of ...

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Landscape Studies Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Students outside the professional program may choose the undergraduate minor in landscape studies to complement their major (five courses, 15 credits). Landscape is a useful unifying and foundational concept to ...

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Marine Biology Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Marine biology draws from a range of disciplines including organismal biology, marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, biological oceanography and marine ecology. These disciplines consider adaptation of marine organisms to their environment ...

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Curriculum Partners

Bound International

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We navigate the intersection of international educational mobility, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation.

FIE: Foundation for International Education

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Strategic Energy Innovations

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Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

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The GREEN Program

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Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program creates short-term, experiential education programs focused on sustainable development. TGP's accredited model has attracted university students representing over 470 universities and 70 countries globally.