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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Renewable Energy Specialization, Bachelor

  • DeVry University - Naperville Center (IL)

Have a passion for technology and protecting the environment? Get started on a path to a new and more fulfilling career with a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in ...

  • Posted July 11, 2019
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Justice

  • University of Kansas (KS)

Environmental justice emerged from an increased awareness of the disproportionately high impacts of environmental change and degradation on economically and politically disadvantaged communities. It addresses issues such as social, economic ...

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Environmental Policy/Environmental Justice Concentration, Management (MS)

  • Thomas Edison State College (NJ)

The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies offers areas of study under the Master of Science in Management (MSM) focusing on issues of management and public ...

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Justice

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Environmental justice (EJ) refers to the conditions of or right to a safe and healthy environment for everyone, regardless of race, class, gender, ability or other considerations. From this perspective ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Social and Environmental Justice Concentration, Liberal Studies (MA)

  • The City University of New York (NY)

Social problems and Environmental problems are seen as separate issues, making it difficult to see how thoroughly intertwined they are and how often they both involve issues of Justice. The ...

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Social and Environmental Justice Concentration, Geography (BA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

Geographers use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life for individuals based on where they live, work, go to school, and ...

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Social & Environmental Justice Concentration, Geography (MA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

Geographers use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life for individuals based on where they live, work, go to school, and ...

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Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design & Planning

  • Fanshawe College (ON)

This program combines the theory, knowledge and techniques of landscape architecture, urban design and physical planning with training in geographic information systems, computer-aided design, visualization and presentation technologies. Students work ...

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Environmental Writing Minor

  • Chatham University (PA)

Students are exposed to the writing process but also gain entrance to the worlds of ecology and policy, enabling them to support their language skills with fact-based substance.

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Botany Minor

  • Chatham University (PA)

Botany, or plant biology, is the scientific study of plants, from algae to giant sequoia trees. A minor in botany is ideal for students who wish to supplement their studies ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Chatham University (PA)

Students pursuing a minor in sustainability will explore society’s sustainability challenges and focus on data driven and entrepreneurial solutions. The sustainability minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 courses).

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The Environmental Science BS major provides students with an interdisciplinary, scientific perspective to help them develop an evidence-based approach to environmental challenges. Foundational courses in biology, chemistry, ecology, hydrology, climate ...

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Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS) - MBA Dual Degree Program

  • Chatham University (PA)

Core courses provide breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business, equipping all students with a holistic understanding of food systems and business skills. All students are expected ...

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Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

The objectives of this program are to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to carry out specialized professional engineering activities in the field of occupational ...

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DESS in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

This program totals 30 credits and has continuing education objectives. It is intended for engineers and professionals wishing to acquire advanced knowledge on the different types of renewable energy. They ...

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Master in Environmental Engineering

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

Students who wish to undertake this master can either write a thesis or undertake an intervention project in a company, an application project or a technical report. The program trains ...

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Environmental Engineering Concentration

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

Students doing a degree program in construction engineering can take the environmental engineering concentration of 9 courses as follow :

  1. CTN735 Environment and sustainable buildings (3 cr.)
  2. CTN736 Integrated sustainable building ...
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Sustainability Minor

  • Clemson University (SC)

The Sustainability Minor is open to all majors. The program is designed to familiarize students with the core values of sustainability, and gain an in-depth knowledge of why and how ...

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Plant and Environmental Sciences (PhD)

  • Clemson University (SC)

Areas of specialization within Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) include Agronomy, Crop Improvement, Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Microbial Ecology, Plant Breeding, Plant Nutrient Management, Plant Physiology, Soil Science ...

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Plant and Environmental Sciences (MS)

  • Clemson University (SC)

Areas of specialization within Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) include Agronomy, Crop Improvement, Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Microbial Ecology, Plant Breeding, Plant Nutrient Management, Plant Physiology, Soil Science ...

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Entomology (PhD)

  • Clemson University (SC)

The Entomology doctoral program offers three primary research areas: Agricultural and Applied Ecology, Urban and Medical Entomology, and Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution. The MS degree requires students to conduct research ...

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Entomology (MS)

  • Clemson University (SC)

The Entomology graduate program offers three primary research areas: Agricultural and Applied Ecology, Urban and Medical Entomology, and Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution. The MS degree requires students to conduct research ...

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Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

This certificate offered through the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology will help students learn to critically evaluate how leadership in corporations act responsibly in relationship to the environment, community ...

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Master of Science in Environmental Safety and Healthy

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

The online MS in Environmental Safety & Health focuses on the needs of businesses and organizations to effectively manage complex environmental safety and health issues in the workplace. The program ...

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Sustainability Management Certificate

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

Students pursuing this certificate are required to take courses in sustainability management, global environmental challenges, scientific foundation, social and political foundation, and environmental management. The final requirement for the certificate ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

This interdisciplinary minor combines information from a wide range of courses, all of which focus on some aspect of environmental studies. Participating departments and programs include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics ...

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Integrated Science-Business Water Emphasis (ISBM)

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

The Integrated Science-Business Major (ISBM) combines the disciplines of science and business into an interdisciplinary program. The ISBM provides a strong foundation in the sciences (32 credits) as well as ...

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Environmental Science

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program that teaches students to understand contemporary environmental problems and recognize potential solutions in a holistic way through broad training in the sciences, social sciences ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Wellesley College (MA)

The environmental studies minor is designed to provide all students with a set of core knowledge and exposure to a breadth of approaches and ideas important to environmental studies. Environmental ...

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Environmental Studies

  • Wellesley College (MA)

Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program at Wellesley College. It trains students to address pressing issues, such as the biodiversity crisis, the collapse of oceanic fisheries, toxic waste disposal, global ...

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Minor in Environment, Resources, and Sustainability

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

Environment, Resources and Sustainability is a student-centered learning environment that bridges insights from the natural, physical, and social sciences to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges – from ...

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Environmental Engineering (BAS)

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Environmental Engineering combines the technical rigour of an engineering degree with scientific know-how and environmental insights. Students take courses in engineering, chemistry, biology ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Colby College (ME)

The environmental studies minor can be elected by majors in any discipline and is designed to introduce students to environmental issues and their ramifications in the context of the social ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
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NOLS

Lander, WY
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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
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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.