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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Biosystems Engineering Major

  • Auburn University (AL)

The focus of the Department of Biosystems Engineering is to produce competent engineers that are able to develop sustainable and resilient solutions to global challenges and life’s essentials: food ...

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Stewardship-Based Agriculture Minor

  • Auburn University (AL)

The minor in stewardship-based agriculture is designed with a focus on crop and animal production for small-scale, international or other alternative production systems (such as urban gardens) beyond conventional ag-scale ...

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Crop and Soil Sciences Minor

  • Auburn University (AL)

Crop science incorporates the basic sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology and microbiology) into an applied science, which is the foundation for most agriculture. Soil science involves issues related ...

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Crop and Soil Sciences Major

  • Auburn University (AL)

Crop science incorporates the basic sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology and microbiology) into an applied science, which is the foundation for most agriculture. Soil science involves issues related ...

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Environmental Science Major

  • Auburn University (AL)

Auburn's Environmental Science program is an interdisciplinary degree, incorporating studies such as physics, chemistry, biology and geology. Environmental solutions also frequently require mathematical expertise, as well as specific knowledge ...

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Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Students in the program delve into the processes and technologies used for healthy, sustainable urban and regional land use planning and development. Throughout their studies, students learn land use planning ...

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Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Advanced Diploma)

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Students will experience a unique new program introducing a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the generation, capture, storage, and distribution of clean and renewable energy and their integration with conventional ...

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Environmental Technician

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Students in the Environmental Technician program will learn the fundamentals of solid waste, water and wastewater treatment. The sources, impacts, monitoring and control of water/wastewater pollutants, air pollutants, and ...

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Environment and Natural Resources (PhD)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) PhD provides high-level research and scholarly training for individuals who wish to pursue independent, original thinking and careers in academia or high-level ...

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Master of Science (MS), School of Environment and Natural Resources

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The MS is a 30-credit hour program intended for those planning to pursue research-oriented careers, including those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. Students will take 5 credit hours in ...

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Master of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The MENR is a 36-credit hour program that can be completed in two years of full-time enrollment and includes a credit-granting internship. The degree features a rigorous but flexible program ...

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Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) Minor

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The EEDS minor offers students a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability – often referred to as people, planet and profit. Through enrollment in ...

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Agribusiness Minor

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Agribusiness minor provides an understanding of business concepts important for effective agribusiness decision-making and an understanding of the role of economic constraints in the efficient operation of an agribusiness ...

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Science, Engineering and Public Policy Minor

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Science, Engineering and Public Policy minor from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs provides students with an understanding of how governmental roles and responsibilities surrounding science, engineering, innovation ...

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Natural Resource Management major, BS in Environment and Natural Resources

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

A major in Natural Resource Management (NRM) promotes an awareness of the connection between environmental systems and the social sciences. Coursework will help students understand how decisions are made regarding ...

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Environmental Policy and Decision Making major, BS in Environment and Natural Resources

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Environmental policy and decision making explores the protection of long-term natural resource use and environmental quality through changes in human behavior and policy. Students study the economic and social forces ...

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Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife major, BS in Environment and Natural Resources

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife (FFW) major uses basic biology to create sustainable solutions for ecosystems, habitats, and plant and animal species that are affected by human use of the ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Environmental Engineers work with government, industry and private groups to design and implement projects to improve the environment and public health. They address topics such as wastewater management, solid waste ...

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Summer REU in Urban Ecology and the Environment

  • City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
  • The City University of New York (NY)
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) is a NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates hosted at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. BUEE supports the training ...

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ESD for 2030: The Future Depends on Us!

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) (OR)

The United Nations has established a new decade, beginning in 2020, focused on the power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). “ESD for 2030” calls for educators to help advance ...

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Global Justice & Human Rights Specialization, Global Governance (PhD)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)
  • University of Waterloo (ON)

This field is concerned with the study of the relationship between global governance and issues of global justice and human rights. Courses in this stream explore themes such as: the ...

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Global Environment Specialization, Global Governance (PhD)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)
  • University of Waterloo (ON)

This field is concerned with the global governance of environmental issues. Courses in this stream examine contemporary dilemmas relating to the ways in which environmental challenges are being addressed and ...

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Environment & Health Concentration, Biological and Chemical Sciences (PhD)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The PhD program in Biological and Chemical Sciences is research-based, and works on an apprenticeship model, where students work closely with a faculty supervisor. Student research falls within one or ...

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Environmental Studies (MES)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)
  • University of Waterloo (ON)

The MEs is for those students interested in Environmental and Resource Management or some aspects of Human Geography or environmental applications of Geomatics.

This field is concerned with ecosystem characteristics ...

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Sustainability Option (Geography)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The Sustainability Option offers students an opportunity to: (a) learn how to consider and integrate issues related to environmental resilience, community well-being and economic prosperity; and (b) engage in interdisciplinary ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The Environmental Studies Minor allows students an opportunity to learn the foundations of Environmental Studies focusing on sustainability and environmental management.

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Applied Water Science (Honours BSc)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The BSc in Applied Water Science will train students in not only the underlying scientific principles and theory pertaining to the physical, chemical and biological properties of water, but it ...

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Environmental Studies (Honours BA)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Environmental Studies combines natural and social sciences to better understand the human relationship with the natural environment. The focus of the program is issues such as sustainability in management of ...

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Sustainability Certificate

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

The “certificate in sustainability” exposes students to various disciplines, forms of knowledge, and skill sets important to a broad understanding of issues important to the emergent field and movement called ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

The Sustainability undergraduate minor has a 22-26 credit hour requirement. Required courses include the gateway course to the sustainability program: Humans and the Earth, an transdisciplinary learning experience with three ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

Baldwin Wallace’s environmental science major is an interdisciplinary study of biology, chemistry and geology. It combines rigorous coursework with extensive research and field experiences. A capstone course integrates studies ...

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Reflective Practices in Sustainability Education

  • Saint Joseph's College - ME (ME)

The more we learn about the climate crisis and its far-reaching impacts, the harder they become to negotiate. Learners of all ages express anxiety and fear about circumstances beyond their ...

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A Climate Change Module for Introduction to Sociology Classes

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Best selling Introduction to Sociology textbooks typically cover climate change only briefly and only very late in the semester. This module is designed to aid sociology faculty in adding a ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (MS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric sciences. Students seeking M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (PhD)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric sciences. Students seeking M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences ...

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Atmospheric Science Minor

  • University of Houston (TX)

This minor offers a scientific complement to other sustainability-related majors. Students complete courses in: global climate change, atmospheric science, and meteorology.

Required Courses:

GEOL 1302 - Introduction to Global Climate Change ...

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Environmental Design (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Bachelor of Science in environmental design follows many of the degree plans of architecture degrees with less of an emphasis on professional practice and more on an emphasis on ...

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Earth Science (BA)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Geosciences offers three undergraduate degrees. There is significant overlap in the two Bachelor of Science degree programs and the beginning courses for majors in geology and geophysics ...

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Geophysics (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Geosciences offers three undergraduate degrees. There is significant overlap in the two Bachelor of Science degree programs and the beginning courses for majors in geology and geophysics ...

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Geology (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Geosciences offers three undergraduate degrees. There is significant overlap in the two Bachelor of Science degree programs and the beginning courses for majors in geology and geophysics ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the University of Houston addresses fundamental questions in the Earth and planetary sciences. The University of Houston's research refines the ...

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Sustainable Energy Studies Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Continuing growth in fossil fuel energy consumption is not sustainable into the indefinite future and a transition to an economy based on renewable energy technologies such as hydroelectric, solar, and ...

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Hydrogeology Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Interdisciplinary, quantitative science encompassing aspects of geology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Study of the occurrence, distribution, and transport of groundwater, its natural chemical evolution, and the behavior of contaminants in ...

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Environmental Earth Science Concentration, Liberal Studies Major

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

The Liberal Studies major at Eastern is offered exclusively to students who are preparing to become elementary or early childhood educators. Students may complete the undergraduate education program or enroll ...

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Environmental Health Science Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Explores the interrelationship between human health and the environment. The interplay of human activities, natural earth processes, and ecological processes influences both human health and the quality of the environment ...

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Earth Science Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Environmental Earth Science (EES) students receive a foundation in environmental geoscience that draws upon classroom, online, laboratory and field-based experiences. Students develop an understanding of the natural world, its materials ...

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Environmental Earth Science Major

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Environmental Earth Science (EES) students receive a foundation in environmental geoscience that draws upon classroom, online, laboratory and field-based experiences. Students develop an understanding of the natural world, its materials ...

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Chemistry PhD

  • Monash University (VIC)

We, the School of Chemistry at Monash University, gives our students a systemic Green Chemistry overview, a comprehensive sequence is introduced throughout the entire undergraduate curriculum at Monash University. A ...

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Chemistry BS

  • Monash University (VIC)

We, the School of Chemistry at Monash University, gives our students a systemic Green Chemistry overview, a comprehensive sequence is introduced throughout the entire undergraduate curriculum at Monash University. A ...

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Industrial Chemistry BS

  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • First Technical University

In tandem with the vision of the University, ”to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science and commitment to international best practices ...

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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

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Scores

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
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Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
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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.