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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Climate Change Certificate

  • University of Idaho (ID)

There is a need for personnel who have a working knowledge of the science of climate change, its potential impacts, and adaptation and mitigation strategies to build climate resilient societies ...

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Environmental Communications Minor

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Environmental Communications Minor involves core classes in conservation and politics of the environment, as well as electives in regional planning, and communication skills,

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Parks, Protected Areas, and Wilderness Conservation Minor

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Parks, Protected Areas, and Wilderness Conservation Minor involves core classes in population biology, conservation, and wildlife management, as well as elective classes in regional planning, environmental history, and land ...

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Renewable Materials Minor

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Renewable Materials Minor is for students in business, engineering, forestry, or vocational education who wish to gain specific background and knowledge related to the forest products industry.

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Rangeland Conservation Major

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The nationally ranked Rangeland Conservation degree (accredited by the Society for Rangeland Management) prepares students to manage, conserve, and restore these diverse environments, which include grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, and deserts ...

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Tribal Natural Resources Stewardship Certificate

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Tribal Natural Resources Stewardship Certificate involves courses in tribal sovereignty and federal policy, ecology, and landscape resilience

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Natural Resources Conservation Minor

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Natural Resources Conservation Minor involves core classes in environmental politics and natural resource conservation along with elective classes in natural resource management, regional planning, and communication skills.

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Environmental Science (MS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The graduate program is structured around three option areas, biological science, physical science, or social science. A student must complete a minimum of 12 credits (thesis degree) or 15 credits ...

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Soil & Land Resources (MS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Through the Soil & Land Resources program, students will develop valuable expertise about the soil ecosystem and address soil issues related to sustainable agriculture and the environment while conducting lab-based ...

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Soil & Land Resources (PhD)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Through the Soil & Land Resources program, students will develop valuable expertise about the soil ecosystem and address soil issues related to sustainable agriculture and the environment while conducting lab-based ...

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Plant Science (MS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

From crop-based biofuels to pest-resistant plants, plant science discoveries have made a profound impact on the world’s food production, natural resources and environment. This program prepares students to make ...

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Plant Science (PhD)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

From crop-based biofuels to pest-resistant plants, plant science discoveries have made a profound impact on the world’s food production, natural resources and environment. This program prepares students to make ...

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Master of Natural Resources (MS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) is an interdisciplinary course-based graduate program designed for current and aspiring professionals who wish to enhance their educational credentials for a career in natural ...

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Fire Ecology, Management & Technology Certificate

  • University of Idaho (ID)

This 15-credit certificate program is designed for traditional and non-traditional students who would like to receive more depth than a few courses in the concepts, science and tools currently used ...

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Environmental Education and Science Communication - Academic Graduate Certificate

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The MOSS Graduate Certificate is designed for motivated Ph.D. or M.S. students who wish to diversify their skill set and broaden the impact of their graduate work by ...

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Geosciences (BA/BS)

  • Denison University (OH)

Geosciences has a long tradition of field trips to Hawaii, coastal Maine, Arizona & Utah, the Bahamas, Death Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Adirondacks during the fall and ...

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Geographical Sciences (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students specializing in Geography will be exposed to a diversity of coursework that will focus on human-environmental interactions, and will choose between two tracks: Development and Sustainability or Environment Systems ...

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Global Poverty Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students will discover how incentives, resources, and social and political institutions influence the incidence of poverty across and within countries. Students in the minor will explore the relationships between poverty ...

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Agricultural and Resource Economics (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students in the Agricultural and Resource Economics program must take courses in Agricultural Science, Mathematics/Economics/Statistics, Environmental and Resource Policy, International Agriculture, Food Production, and Politics.

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Course plans for the major satisfy American Meteorological Society guidelines for a B.S. degree in atmospheric science.

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Landscape Architecture (BLA)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Landscape Architecture Program helps landscape architects lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our built and natural environments. The undergraduate Landscape Architecture ...

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Plant Sciences (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Plant Science combines basic science courses with applied technical classes to prepare students for the many and varied careers in this growing field. Students seeking a Plant Science degree must ...

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Atmospheric Chemistry Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This Minor will provide the students with a general background in Meteorology as offered by the lower level required courses, and a background on issues in Atmospheric Chemistry. It is ...

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Atmospheric Science Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This minor will provide a general background in meteorology as offered by the lower level courses, and a solid background in Atmospheric Physics (AOSC 431) and Atmospheric Dynamics (AOSC 432 ...

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Earth History Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Earth History Minor involves required classes in historical geology and elective classes in sedimentation, paleontology, and climate change.

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Earth Material Properties Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Earth Material Properties Minor involves required classes in geology and mineralogy and elective classes in seismology, petrology, and optical mineralogy.

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Hydrology Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Hydrology Minor involves core classes in geology and wetlands hydrology as well as elective classes in ecosystem restoration and biogeochemistry.

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International Agriculture and Natural Resources Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In this certificate program, students will relate their disciplinary knowledge and technical skills to global agriculture and natural resources issues, beclome familiar with a foreign language, study abroad, and learn ...

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Meteorology Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This Minor will provide the students with a general background in Meteorology as offered by the lower level courses, and a broader background on a wide range of sub-fields in ...

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Soil Science Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Soil Science minor will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of soil resources, its development, characteristics, and principles for its use and management. Building on a basic introduction to ...

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Atmospheric and Ocean Studies (MS/PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Atmospheric and Ocean Studies graduate program is a joint MS and PhD. UMD's research park includes NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, the Joint Global Change ...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers interdisciplinary graduate programs led by expert faculty with connections to leading companies, utilities, and agencies in the greater D.C. area and ...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers interdisciplinary graduate programs led by expert faculty with connections to leading companies, utilities, and agencies in the greater D.C. area and ...

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Environmental Science and Technology (MS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology Masters program involves require classes in statistics, ecology, soils, and hydrology.

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Environmental Science and Technology (PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology Doctoral degree has 4 areas of concentration to choose from: Soil and Watershed Sciences, Ecological Technology Design, Wetland Science, and Ecosystem Health and Natural Resources ...

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The GC-OSA focuses on sustainability through examining both the ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects, as well as the management of injurious insects. Ecological functions of insects in the natural ...

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Atmospheric and Ocean Science Technology (MPS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Technology is designed for meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists who need cutting-edge skills and knowledge in atmospheric and oceanic ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Calvin University (MI)

With three track options (Geography, Political Science or Economics) the Environmental Studies Major will prepare students to contribute to numerous environmental fields.

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Calvin University (MI)

Students will get hands-on experience solving problems like creating clean water systems and designing energy-saving machines which will also connect students to internships and opportunities all over the country and ...

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Program for Sustainability Engineering (Concentration)

  • Calvin University (MI)

The Program for Sustainability Engineering (PSE) educates students and the community to understand and demonstrate commitments to sustainable approaches and addressing important problems of our contemporary world. The PSE oversees ...

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The major and minor in environmental and sustainability studies at Western Michigan University fosters environmental awareness and scientific literacy as well as offers careful interdisciplinary training of majors and minors ...

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Freshwater Science and Sustainability (BS)

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The institutions developed an interdisciplinary curriculum that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in freshwater science and sustainability. Students wishing to conduct all of their freshwater science and ...

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Climate Change Studies Minor

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The climate change studies minor at Western Michigan University is an interdisciplinary and integrative program involving expert faculty and courses from intersecting disciplines. This minor provides students with the necessary ...

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Learning for Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Certificate Program in Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is designed to develop competencies needed to wrestle with complex real-world problems and sustainability challenges. Students will be engaged in learning how ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

The concentration is an opportunity for students to develop a particular interest from the broad spectrum of environmental studies courses offered at Bowdoin. Each concentration consists of three ES courses ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Duquesne University (PA)

Duquesne's Center for Environmental Research and Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science that gives students a strong foundation in the natural sciences and mathematics, as well ...

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Environmental Chemistry (BA/BS)

  • Duquesne University (PA)

In the Environmental Chemistry major program, students must complete the Undergraduate Curriculum, consisting of 28 credits in the University Core Curriculum, 13 credits in the Bayer School of Natural and ...

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Land-Based Indigenous Education (MED)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This Master of Education course-based graduate program of study offers courses with a land-based focus. This focus includes intensive land-based field institutes where students take graduate level courses framed within ...

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Geography (BA)

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The Geography Department empowers students to address a number of contemporary problems such as physical resource development, racial/ethnic patterns, urban decay, business geography and pollution. The curriculum help students ...

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Geography (MA)

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. Students can pursue one of five tracks: General geography, Cartography and geographical information systems (GIS ...

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Curriculum Partners

Bound International

San Antonio, TX
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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

San Rafael, CA
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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
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The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
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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.