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 Studies

  • Colby College (ME)

The interdisciplinary environmental policy major provides an extensive introduction to the study of domestic and international environmental policy. Through extensive project-based learning and field-research opportunities, students gain an understanding of ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The Master of Sustainability (MSUS) program – part of Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment – is a cohort-based program that educates and trains future sustainability leaders. Students will explore ...

  • Posted July 9, 2019
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Eureka College (IL)

The Environmental Studies minor brings together dedicated faculty and staff from multiple disciplines to engage and prepare students to enter the workplace as environmentally literate citizens. Through courses, laboratory and ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Eureka College (IL)

The Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences, including biology, ecology, chemistry, data analysis, and field methods. The major is designed for students who have a strong interest in ecology ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Eureka College (IL)

The Environmental Studies major brings together dedicated faculty from multiple disciplines to provide an interdisciplinary degree with a strong foundation in the natural sciences. The major is designed for students ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental and Toxicological Studies Concentration in Biological Engineering (BE)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

It is now widely recognized that our environment plays a greater role than our genes in cancer causation and for certain other diseases. Spanning from chemistry to pathophysiology, the objective ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Concentration in Chemical Engineering (BS)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This concentration will enable exploration into separation processes, membrane systems, atmospheric chemistry and other environmental challenges. A number of core chemical engineering principles are key to addressing these challenges. Topics ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Engineering Science Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Environmental Engineering Science Minor makes the popular Traveling Research Environmental Experiences (TREX) fieldwork during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) a program requirement, because field research has proved essential to ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Civil and Environmental Systems Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Civil and Environmental Systems is unique because it combines principles and knowledge from across civil, environmental and systems engineering into a hyper-concentrated study focused on both the built and ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Energy Studies Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Energy Studies Minor grounds students in the triple challenge of energy—producing more energy for more people while removing carbon emissions from the energy system. Students will gain an ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environment & Sustainability Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Environment & Sustainability Minor is an undergraduate minor offering interdisciplinary coursework and investigations into the real-world challenges facing people and the planet.

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Climate Science Graduate Certificate

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The science of the climate system combines fluid dynamics, chemistry, radiation physics, geology, biology, and mathematical modeling and analysis skills. Practicing climate scientists and educators are continually needing to learn ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Management Graduate Certificate

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The graduate certificate in Environmental Management (EM) is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to contribute to sustainable utilization and enhancement of the natural and human environment. Students acquire tools ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Society and Environment Concentration in Geography (MA)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Master’s Degree Program in Geography enables students to gain greater familiarity with the richness and rigor of advanced study in the discipline of Geography. Students use coursework to ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Policy and Management Specialization in Public Administration (MPA)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Environmental Policy and Management specialization provides students with the opportunity to acquire the tools, methodologies, interdisciplinary perspectives, and substantive topical knowledge necessary to be successful analysts, managers, and leaders ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Minor

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

SAFS prepares students to meet the highest professional standards in the field of science, specifically, aquatic systems. This rigorous program places a high value on individual-based learning, critical thinking, research ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (BS)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

SAFS prepares students to meet the highest professional standards in the field of science, specifically, aquatic systems. THis rigorous program places a high value on individual-based learning, critical thinking, research ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Climate Minor

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

News and opinions about earth’s climate and global climate change can be found everywhere in today’s media, but without a foundational knowledge of climate science, it can be ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Arctic Studies Minor

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A interdisciplinary minor in Arctic Studies at the University of Washington is a joint offering by the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, College of Arts ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Environmental engineers work to both safeguard and improve the quality of the environment. By utilizing a combination of both scientific and engineering principles, environmental engineers work to protect the world ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Civil Engineering (BS)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

At the University of Washington, civil engineering students are preparing to take on the challenges presented by aging national infrastructure and the pressing needs of both urban and developing communities ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Butler University (IN)

Environmental Studies majors focus intently on the environment and our interaction with it. They also gain specific knowledge in biology, chemistry, communication, and the humanities. Each completes a community-based internship ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Butler University (IN)

Environmental Studies majors focus intently on the environment and our interaction with it. They also gain specific knowledge in biology, chemistry, communication, and the humanities. Each completes a community-based internship ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Ecological Restoration (MSc)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This is Canada’s first master’s program specializing in Ecological Restoration and is offered as a joint program between British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Simon Fraser University ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Resource and Environmental Management (PhD)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The PhD program in Resource and Environmental Management provides an opportunity for pursuing high-level research and interdisciplinary education in natural resources and environmental management. This degree is intended to be ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Resource and Environmental Planning (MRM)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The Resource and Environmental Planning Program is a professional certified planning program accredited by the Planning Standards Board for the Planning Profession of Canada and the Planning Institute of B ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Resource and Environmental Management (MRM)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) is one of the first multidisciplinary graduate programs in resource management to have been developed in Canada. The School is distinguished from ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Urban Studies Certificate

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This certificate studies the nature and functions of the contemporary city from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is suited to those contemplating careers in urban planning, governance, consulting, non-profits, and related ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Literacy Certificate

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The program addresses the need for undergraduate students from a broad range of disciplines to have a basic understanding of the complexity and interdisciplinarity of environmental issues. It seeks to ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Education Minor

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Students who want to develop skills in environmental and outdoor education for students from kindergarten through grade 12, will be interested in this program. Students of this program can study ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Toxicology Minor

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This program is for those who want to research and monitor how toxins such as chemical pesticides affect our environments. Student who participate in the program will study organic chemistry ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Resource and Environmental Management Minor

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Resource and environmental management solutions emerge from interactions among the social and natural sciences. REM provides the opportunity to learn how key concepts, methods, and techniques from both social and ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability Certificate

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The business world is rapidly embracing the principles of sustainability. Whether you are looking for an edge in the job market, or seeking to understand how business can co-exist with ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The Environmental Science Program aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the environment underpinned by a strong foundation in science. This program combines several academic approaches to facilitate ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Sustainable Business: Joint Major in Business and Environment (BA/BEnv)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Recognizing the need to adapt business practices to the opportunities and challenges of an evolving global environment, the Business and Environment Joint Major in Sustainable Business consists of core courses ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Global Environmental Systems (BEnv)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The GES major focuses on understanding social and biophysical systems at the global scale including climate change consequences and mitigation.

The only degree of its kind in Canada, graduates of ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Resource and Environmental Management (BEnv)

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

REM majors study a broad range of socio-cultural and biophysical perspectives with emphasis on supporting sustainable resource management communication and decision-making.

The only degree of its kind in Canada, graduates ...

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Sustainable Enterprise Graduate Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Courses include: EMS 504 Industrial Ecology And at least two of the following courses; BUS 510 Fundamentals of Innovative Business EMS 526 Supply Chain Management EMS 529 Social Entrepreneurship

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Course Include: PA 568 Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector And at least three of the following courses: PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public & Nonprofit Organizations PA 539 ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Compliance and Pollution Prevention Graduate Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Course include: EMS 502 Environmental Law EMS 503 Environmental Pollution Control EMS 511 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management EMS 512 Environmental Risk Assessment * EMS 513 Environmental Economics & Climate Change

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Public Interest Law JD Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Students at IIT Chicago-Kent who have a special interest in human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, social justice, increasing access to justice, and battling discrimination can carve their own professional ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental and Energy Law J.D. Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Environmental and energy issues permeate more and more areas of law amidst a profound transformation over the past 50 years in attitudes regarding the planet and its life support systems ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Engaging Students with University Sustainability Indicators

  • Tulane University (LA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The webinar will explore ways of engaging students and faculty with university sustainability indicators and assessments, such as AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), suggesting that asking ...

  • Posted June 13, 2019
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Sustainability and Business Education

  • Babson College (MA)

This document was created as an AASHE project to: Highlight the value of sustainability in the business field Encourage increased presence of sustainability in business education


AASHE Members Receive a Year of Syllabi as part of #GreenSyllabusChallenge

  • Syllabi

AASHE members get a free year of Syllabi as part of their #GreenSyllabusChallenge. Syllabi is a digital syllabus-based student planner that aggregates all course curriculum and due dates to the ...


Opportunities for Embedding the SDGs in Higher Education

  • AASHE (PA)
  • National Union of Students

The webinar will share insight from recent research into student experiences of sustainability in higher education, and the Sustainable Development Goals. NUS UK has carried out a longitudinal study into ...

  • Posted June 5, 2019
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Indoor Air Quality Graduate Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

The Indoor Air Quality certificate program covers sick building syndrome, the causes of indoor air pollution, and investigative and diagnostic techniques used in controlling indoor air quality.

  • Posted June 3, 2019
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Environmental Engineering (PhD)

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

The Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (84 credit hours) is awarded in recognition of mastery in environmental engineering and upon demonstration of an ability to make substantial creative contributions to ...

  • Posted June 3, 2019
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Environmental Engineering (MEng)

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

The Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering is a coursework-only degree program specifically designed to provide advanced professional preparation in specialized areas of environmental engineering practice. The program is a ...

  • Posted June 3, 2019
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Social and Economic Development Policy (BS)

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

A degree in social and economic development policy at Illinois Tech will help students hone their knowledge of how globalization is impacting their local community and vice versa. It will ...

  • Posted June 3, 2019
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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).

Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
Business Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Business Affiliate
At NOLS we believe positive, ethical leaders change the world. Based on this belief, NOLS has become the leader in wilderness education. Our students explore remote wilderness and learn technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
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.