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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BA in Environmental Practice

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

Our Environmental Practice programs are 30-credit, online programs offered as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science (BAEP/BScEP) degree. These are degree-completion programs, which means that ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Winthrop University (SC)

The BA degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of environmental issues. BA students will minor ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The BA degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in coastal resource management, environmental communications, environmental product design and packaging, environmental regulation and policy, integrated and solid waste ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

The curriculum is based on a core of interdisciplinary environmental studies courses that approach questions of sustainability in a variety of contexts including food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Saint John's University (MN)

The curriculum is based on a core of interdisciplinary environmental studies courses that approach questions of sustainability in a variety of contexts including food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is designed to provide students with the analytical and communication skills and the broad background necessary to understand and ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • University of Montana (MT)

The Environmental Studies Program (EVST) seeks to provide students with the literacy, skills and commitment needed to foster a healthy natural environment and to create a more sustainable, equitable, and ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Colgate University (NY)

The environmental studies program is designed to enhance awareness of the complexity of regional and global environmental issues and to underscore the consequences and impacts of the human experience on ...

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BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Drew University (NJ)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability (ESS) program provides students with the in-depth knowledge, multidisciplinary perspectives, and critical skills needed to address the complex environmental problems of today and of the ...

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BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability curriculum centers on education in natural systems and processes of the Earth, and on the role of humans who both depend on and influence these ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability

  • Meredith College (NC)

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability Major is an interdisciplinary major focused on three foundations: (1) natural and mathematical sciences, (2) social sciences, and (3) economics and communication. Graduates ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability

  • Wilson College (PA)

The environmental sustainability major is distinguished by a sustainability framework for resolving environmental problems. Students will apply both scientific and non-scientific knowledge to analyze pervasive environmental problems. Features of this ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability & Social Justice

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The program draws upon the environmental leadership of the San Francisco Bay region, the strong campus commitment to social justice, and active campus sustainability efforts. Environmental Studies is a field ...

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BA in Geography & Urban Studies, Focus on Sustainability

  • Temple University (PA)

Sustainability invokes questions across a multitude of spatial scales and is deeply interrelated with the department's social justice, globalization, and geographic methods themes. The University's work focuses on ...

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BA in Global & Local Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

Daemen College offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and Local Sustainability. The degree prepares students for the twenty-first century by developing problem-solving skills while addressing current sustainability ...

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BA in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The GECS major and minor are interdepartmental programs introducing students to the science of the Earth and its living and nonliving systems as well as how humans interact with Earth ...

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BA in Land, Farming & Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Students in the Land, Farming and Community major will take a wide variety of courses (in such disciplines as history, theology, biology, and English) both within the Core Curriculum and ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • San Diego State University (CA)

Students gain an understanding of sociopolitical, historical, philosophical, moral, and scientific aspects of environmental problems and have the flexibility to concentrate their studies in one or more of these areas ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

Sustainability is an exciting new major designed to meet the needs of the twenty-first century. It examines our human relationship to the earth and focuses on current and future needs ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems. This environmental green degree program explores the interaction of environmental, economic ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • Messiah College (PA)

The sustainability studies major provides you with the opportunity to take classes within several different departments. From courses in Environmental Ethics and Urban Sociology to Ecology and American Government, you ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • University of Florida (FL)

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand. Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • Roosevelt University (IL)

The nation and the world face an unprecedented challenge in the 21st century: we need to redesign and rethink much of our way of life to make it sustainable given ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Sustainability Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address the environmental, social, political, economic and ethical ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Sterling College (VT) (VT)

The Sterling students who get a degree in Sustainable Agriculture will learn how to build a future of small farming that doesn’t exacerbate climate change, water scarcity, or pollution ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The way humans produce food can intensify problems like global warming, water scarcity and energy shortages. Farming methods can also become part of the solution for a more habitable world ...

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BA in Sustainable Community Development

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Prescott College is the leading provider of blended low-residency B. A. and MA programs in areas of sustainablity studies and PhD programs in Sustainability Education. Our low-residency programs are designed ...

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BA in Sustainable Community Development

  • Northland College (WI)

The Sustainable Community Development major is designed for students who are interested in the interdependence of environmental, economic, and social issues and who want to strengthen their abilities to become ...

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BA in Sustainable Development

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This degree program introduces students to innovative modes of interdisciplinary scholarship in sustainable development; fosters leadership in sustainability and effective environmental citizenship; promotes ecological literacy; and provides students with the ...

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BA in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

Sustainable development is founded on the premise that human well-being should advance without irreparable harm to ecosystems and the vital services they provide, without depleting essential resources, and without posing ...

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BA in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Sterling College (VT) (VT)

Studying sustainable food systems means taking an ecological approach to the future of food and food production. Students will examine the social, cultural, and ecological impacts of the way food ...

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BA in Sustainable Living

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

MUM established the first four-year Sustainable Living degree program in 2003, and is a leader in the field. This new academic discipline is now being pioneered at MUM and an ...

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BA in Urban & Environmental Planning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Program in Urban and Environmental Planning balances the development of professional planning skills with a liberal arts education emphasizing interdisciplinary study. Graduates work in the pubilc, private, and non-profit ...

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BA in Urban Environmental Studies

  • Birmingham-Southern College (AL)

The Urban Environmental Studies major provides students with an opportunity to study the problems and potential solutions related to the accelerated degradation of our environment, including water and air quality ...

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BA in Urban Studies

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The major trains undergraduates for a variety of future careers and fields of graduate study that are related to urban studies and planning. These include practice-oriented fields such as urban ...

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BA/BS in Environment, Economy, Development & Sustainability (EEDS)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. This cutting-edge major provides the core knowledge and skills ...

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BA/BS in Environment, Sustainability, & Society

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The ESS undergraduate program encourages students to pursue the academic discipline of their choice--anything from theatre to biology to business--and combine it with a major in Environment, Sustainability and Society ...

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BA/BS in Environmental Sciences

  • University of Iowa (IA)

Iowa’s Environmental Sciences Program offers rigorous training and a comprehensive approach, with four diverse environmental tracks: biosciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and hydrosciences. Hands-on field experience is a crucial component ...

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BA/BS in Environmental Studies

  • Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)

This interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program is designed to educate a new generation of students who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to advancing environmental sustainability both locally and globally. Students ...

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BA/BS in Environmental Studies & Sciences

  • Winthrop University (SC)

Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies

The BA degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of ...

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Bachelor in Environmental Studies

  • Austin College (TX)

Students who are interested in the environmental studies major are strongly encouraged to consult the program director at their earliest convenience, especially because eligibility for particular postgraduate opportunities may require ...

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Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES)

  • York University (ON)

The Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) program provides a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education in various fields relating to natural, built and social environments. The program is designed to equip students with ...

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Science Management

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Sustainable Science Management (SSM) degree program prepares students for wide variety of sustainability related positions such as: sustainability coordinator, sustainability specialist, environmental scientist. The ...

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Bachelor of Community Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Bachelor of Community Design degree is a general degree program introducing students to the principles and practices of Community Design. It will appeal to those interested in understanding how ...

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Bachelor of Design Studies in Sustainable Building Technology

  • Boston Architectural College (MA)

Students studying Sustainable Building Technology at the Boston Architectural College learn to design in ways that meet the needs of the present without compromising those of the future. Through the ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Planning

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

The Bachelor of Planning degree provides a broad education in environmental planning. The focus is on understanding the relationship between people and the environment and on reducing the environmental impact ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP)

  • University of Waikato

This is a four year degree dedicated to the study of Environmental Planning. The degree is unique in that it offers a multi-disciplinary research-led programme in Environmental Planning consistent with ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Policy & Management

  • The University of Adelaide (SA)

Environmental change is rapidly altering the world in which we live - its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity - and this has significant political and ...

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Bachelor of Environments

  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)

A unique program that brings together science, technology, design and the social sciences, The Bachelor of Environments will equip you with the knowledge needed to address the urgent problems our ...

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Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a 4-year, 120-credit, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that educates students in the comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and prepares them with the ...

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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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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

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.