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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Graduate Minor Degree in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The minor in Sustainable Agriculture Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. The program provides a curriculum with strong ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Indiana University East (IN)

The minor in environmental studies is a coordinated, interdisciplinary program designed to enhance your awareness of major environmental concepts, acquaint you with areas where environmental issues are related to other ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability teaches students about the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Organic Agriculture

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Organic food and fiber production without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers is the fastest-growing sector of the agricultural industry, fueled by consumer demand in both North America ...

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Interschool Minor in Energy

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Rensselaer is uniquely able to offer students in any undergraduate major an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of issues involved in understanding energy. The interschool minor in energy ...

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Minor in Agroecology

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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Minor in Agroecology

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Agroecology Minor program at NCSU is designed to provide students from all fields a fundamental understanding of agricultural systems from an ecological, economic, and sociological ...

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Minor in Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Temple University (PA)

The CSR minor will integrate sustainability into the educational curriculum and expand research and community engagement. In doing so, the minor will help fulfill two objectives of the Climate Action ...

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Minor in Design for Sustainability

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

In design for sustainability, individuals learn to transform short-term thinking into long-term design solutions. Professionals design sustainable futures through transdisciplinary approaches to social, cultural, environmental and economic problems. At SCAD ...

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Minor in Development & Sustainability

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Undergraduate students are invited to add the Development and Sustainability Minor to their degree to explore various aspects of sustainability that arise from the complex relationship between development and the ...

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Minor in Earth & Environmental Engineering

  • Columbia University (NY)

EEE offers an undergraduate minor to students majoring in other SEAS departments, upon satisfactory completion of 6 courses selected from a specified list. A minor typically requires a heavier than ...

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Minor in Ecological Agriculture

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This minor is designed to give students a knowledge-based concentration in diversified agricultural production based on ecological principles and is economically viable, socially acceptable, and minimizes impacts to the environment ...

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Minor in Energy & Resources

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Minor in Energy and Resources offers undergraduates the opportunity to develop basic knowledge and skills to help them address the complex and interdependent issues associated with the interaction of ...

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Minor in Energy Studies

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The Energy Studies Minor is open to undergraduate students in all majors and colleges at the University of Notre Dame. This minor is intended to prepare students to become successful ...

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Minor in Environmental & Resource Economics

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The EREC minor aims to provide students majoring in other disciplines an understanding of environmental and resource economics,and their uses in personal, social, business and government discision-making. Students learn ...

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Minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The minor offers undergraduates across the campus--from Liberal Arts and Architecture to Science and Interdisciplinary Studies--a set of tools for understanding the social, political, humanistic, and scientific dimensions of climate ...

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Minor in Environmental Analysis & Policy

  • Boston University (MA)

Students pursuing the minor concentration in Environmental Analysis & Policy complete coursework which integrates concepts and analytical methods from anthropology, economics, geography, environmental science, and computer modeling. The minor concentration ...

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Minor in Environmental Design

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The minor in environmental design provides students from diverse academic backgrounds a broad foundation in the principles of urban design as well as the form and function of the built ...

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Minor in Environmental Economics

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Environmental Economics minor provides students with an understanding of the application of economic principles to contemporary natural resource and environmental processes, problems, and policies. Relevant complementary principles in ecology ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

A minor degree program in Environmental Engineering creates a new professional opportunity for engineering students at the University of Connecticut. The program is designed for engineering students who would like ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State's Environmental Engineering Minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This minor is designed to provide students in engineering, science, and ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Students not majoring in environmental engineering may receive a minor in this discipline by completing 15-16 credit hours of study beyond the Introduction to Environmental Engineering course.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The Environmental Engineering minor can assist those in Civil and Chemical Engineering. The Environmental Engineering Area minor includes 3 required courses and 3 elective courses. The required courses provide an ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Stanford University (CA)

The guidelines and procedures for declaring a minor in Environmental Engineering are found in Chapter 6 of the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Students must also complete a CEE Environmental ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Cornell University (NY)

This minor encourages engineering students to learn about the scientific, engineering, and economic foundations of environmental engineering so that they are better able to address environmental management issues.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering Science

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This 21 unit Environmental Engineering Science minor prepares students to seek an entry-level position as an environmental engineer, scientist or analyst. The minor also provides a solid foundation for undertaking ...

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Minor in Environmental Management

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)

To accomplish its principal objective of promoting an understanding of the interaction of human beings with their environment, this interdisciplinary degree program includes courses primarily from the natural sciences and ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

The College of Arts and Sciences administers an interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. The mission of the Environmental Sciences Program is to cultivate ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

The curriculum in the environmental science minor is designed to provide studentswith a rigorous interdisciplinary education in environmental science so they will possess the skills and knowledge needed to find ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Bryant University (RI)

The Environmental Science minor provides a core understanding of the issues and challenges of protecting the environment, and the techniques to preserve it. The minor is available to students majoring ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) offers courses on a wide range of topics including environmental science, ecological economics, and international environmental issues, conservation of biodiversity, ecological agriculture, environmental justice/racism ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Smith College (MA)

The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) minor is designed for students with an interest in environmental issues and sustainability and a commitment to scientifically-based problem solving and policy analysis. The ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Duke University (NC)

The Nicholas School offers an option for a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. This minor complements majors in Public Policy, Biology, Chemistry, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, and Earth and ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Studies

  • DePaul University (IL)

The Department of Environmental Science and Studies offers a minor concentration to non-science majors interested in the science aspects of environmental issues. The goals of the minor are: Give non-science ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

For the Sustainability Minor, a minimum of 21 semester hours are required, with at least 12 semester hours at the 300 and 400 level. For major requirements in Environmental and ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

This program provides students and faculty an exciting place to engage in interdisciplinary, engaged teaching and learning about the interaction between humans and the environments they depend upon. The program ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Austin College (TX)

A minor in environmental studies normally consists of five course credits, including Environmental Studies 235 and 479, and three other approved courses from at least two of the college's ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Luther College (IA)

Academically, Luther College offers both a major and minor in environmental studies with over 30 courses focusing on environmental issues. These classes provide many avenues to learn about our environment ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Bryn Mawr College (PA)

At Bryn Mawr, the Tri-Co Environmental Studies Minor is housed within the Johanna Alderfer Harris Environmental Studies Program. The minor and program bring together scholars and students from across the ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Career options for students pursuing and environmental education minor include working in formal and informal educational settings; employment in the public or private sector; and service as educational specialists, extension ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Temple University (PA)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree granted by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts. A separate degree--the BS in Environmental Science--is proferred in ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Denison University (OH)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between humans and the environment. It draws on work in natural science, life science, social science, humanities and the arts, to ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Macalester College (MN)

Five courses (20 credits) are required for a minor in Environmental Studies: two from the introductory sequence (Environmental Studies 133, 140, 215, or 234) and three additional Environmental Studies courses ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Binghamton University (NY)

Students can obtain a minor in Environmental Studies by completing six courses. Please see the Program Director for further information and/or to register for the minor.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Boise State University (ID)

The Boise State University Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Program offers students an alternative to discipline-specific university degrees at both the baccalaureate and masters degree levels. Students with educational goals that work ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The Environmental Studies minor degree is an interdisciplinary program that assists students to prepare for a diverse set of academic endeavors and careers. It delivers the tradition of a liberal ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • North Central College (IL)

The Environmental Studies minor helps you do just that by drawing its course selection from the science, business and humanities disciplines. Through group projects, research opportunities and faculty collaboration, you ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Drexel University (PA)

The environmental studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed to give students specializing in other fields a background in contemporary environmental issues and the ability to analyze such issues. For ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Boston College (MA)

The Environmental Studies Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the science and policy of the Earth's environmental challenges and is designed to compliment any undergraduate major.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Studies Undergraduate College Academy, housed in the Science and Society College, offers a minor in Environmental Studies as well as activities that emphasize both scientific and social issues ...

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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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Curriculum Partners

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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.