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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Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education

  • University of South Africa

This volume brings together both theoretical and case study based contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), presenting an impactful combination ...


Water Management and Hydrological Science (PhD)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This degree is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of water science and hydrology and provide training in methods of research. Each student must have a chair before acceptance ...

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Geosciences (MGsc)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Master of Geoscience is designed for students who want a broad background in the Geosciences at the graduate level. It is a non-thesis program intended to provide a science ...

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Geography (PhD)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

A master's of science is a required to apply as a Ph.D. student. PhD students (64 hours) are expected to pass Preliminary Exams in their fourth semester and ...

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Geography (MS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite. Many applicants have a degree in geography, but many degree specializations are appropriate depending upon a student's interests. The M.S. program ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (PhD)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (MS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Thesis and non-thesis Master of Science as well as Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in atmospheric sciences. Students from disciplines other than meteorology are encouraged to enroll in our ...

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Meteorology Minor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Students of other disciplines, such as chemistry or mathematics, may complete a minor in meteorology by taking a minimum of 16 hours in Atmospheric Sciences or upper division geosciences. GEOS ...

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Meteorology (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

From tornadoes to hurricanes, from winter storms to droughts, the atmosphere affects our lives and livelihoods in ways both big and small. In the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, undergraduate students ...

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Geophysics (PhD)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in ...

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Geology (PhD)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in ...

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Geophysics (MS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are also offered in geophysics. Geophysics includes all areas of scientific inquiry that deal with the ...

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Geology (MS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Graduate work in geology is offered at both the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) levels. Programs are designed to provide the student with an ...

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Geophysics Minor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

A minor in Geophysics requires 15 hours of Geology or Geophysics courses, with a minimum of 9 hours in Geophysics. The minor in geophysics may be especially useful to those ...

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Geology Minor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

A minor in Geology requires 15 hours of Geology or Geophysics courses, and may be especially beneficial to students majoring in fields that deal directly or indirectly with geological processes ...

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Geology (BS) and Masters of Ocean Science and Technology

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Fast Track Program offers motivated and exceptional students the opportunity to achieve aspirations in an efficient program at Texas A&M, completing the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in ...

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Geology (BA) and Master's of Ocean Science and Technology

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Fast Track Program offers motivated and exceptional students the opportunity to achieve aspirations in an efficient program at Texas A&M, completing the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in ...

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Geophysics (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The first two years of the BS in Geophysics are similar to the BS in Geology, providing students with the fundamentals of geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Courses ...

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Geology (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The BS in Geology is considered the preparatory degree in the field of geology. The first two years of the BS program in Geology provide students with the basics of ...

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Geology (BA)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Bachelor of Arts in Geology provides a foundation in geology for students who are not planning a career as a geologist. This program provides a basis for science-related careers ...

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Geographic Information Science and Technology Minor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) is used to solve problems associated with land administration, environment and natural resource management, planning and population studies, as well as traditional surveying and ...

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Geography Minor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Geography is the study of the relationships between people and their environment, relationships that vary from place to place over the Earth. Geography students assess those factors responsible for the ...

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Geographic Information Science and Technology Concentration, University Studies (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The broad objective of the academic discipline of geography is to understand and improve the human environment: Earth. Understanding the Earth's surface requires a consideration of both natural and ...

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Geography Concentration, University Studies (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The broad objective of the academic discipline of geography is to understand and improve the human environment: Earth. Understanding the Earth's surface requires a consideration of both natural and ...

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Earth Systems Analysis Track, Geographic Information Science and Technology (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) requires semester credit hours for completion in the Computation, Design, and Analysis (CDA), Earth Systems Analysis (ESA), or the Human Systems ...

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Geography (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

A student seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography is expected to complete a minimum curriculum of 56 hours in geography, with 18 of those hours chosen from one ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The BS in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that balances an education in the geosciences (meterology, geology, oceanography and physical geography) with environmental policy and the social sciences (economics ...

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Environmental Geosciences (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Environmental Geosciences degree program provides a solid foundation in the study of Earth and the natural sciences while incorporating background in public policy issues and the social sciences. Students ...

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Minor en Turismo Sustentable (Sustainable Tourism Minor)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

El turismo sustentable, según el PNUMA y la OMT, toma en cuenta las repercusiones actuales y futuras en temas económicos, sociales y medioambientales para satisfacer las necesidades de los visitantes ...

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Subespecialización en Gestión Ambiental (Environmental Management minor)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

La subespecialización en Gestión Ambiental responde a la creciente demanda de estudiantes de las áreas de administración, comunicación, arquitectura, ciencias sociales e ingeniería, de adquirir conocimientos básicos sobre aspectos ambientales ...

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Licenciatura en Comunicación Ambiental (Bachelors in Environmental Communication)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

La Comunicación Ambiental surge como una alternativa necesaria, fresca e integral de informar, educar y contribuir para una sociedad y una ciudadanía ambientalmente responsable. Más allá de la sensibilización y ...

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Ingeniería Ambiental (Bachelors in Environmental Engineering)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

Ingeniería ambiental es una carrera que forma a profesionales capaces de aplicar principios científicos y diseñar soluciones de ingeniería para la prevención, evaluación y remediación de problemas de contaminación ambiental ...

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Licenciatura en Administración Ambiental (Bachelors in Environmental Management)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

La Licenciatura en Administración Ambiental de la USFQ es una carrera ofrecida por el Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales para todas las personas de diversas ramas profesionales que desean ...

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (PhD)

  • University at Albany (NY)

In the EEB PhD Program, students pursue a wide range of research activities, which span research about fundamental questions in evolutionary biology to research into the most challenging environmental questions ...

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Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy (MS)

  • University at Albany (NY)

A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required for the master's degree, at least 18 of which must be in biology. Students entering the program with a degree in ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • University at Albany (NY)

Most modern problems are complex. Sustainable solutions to such problems require multidisciplinary approaches. The minor in sustainability creates a curriculum that will help students understand what sustainability is and how ...

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Higher education teachers’ conceptions of sustainable development: implications for interdisciplinary pluralistic teaching

  • University of Turku

An interdisciplinary and pluralistic approach to teaching and learning has been proposed as one solution to the lack of a consensus definition of sustainable development (SD). For teachers, such an ...

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Toward critical environmental education: a standpoint analysis of race in the American environmental context

  • University of Oregon (OR)

This article advocates for critical environmental education that is responsive to power inequities. Standpoint theory is used to help explain why environmental education has been slow to become race-conscious/responsive ...

  • Posted Sept. 24, 2019
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Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business

  • Duquesne University (PA)

Endorsed by the CEO of Unilever Paul Polman, John Elkington, Scholars from Harvard, MIT, Boston College, American University, The Aspen Institute, The Living Futures Institute and industry consultants. No cost ...

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2019
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Autodesk Sustainability Workshop

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Series of short videos on green product design and engineering. All videos are roughly 5 minutes or less, to be easy to drop into existing coursework. Suitable for engineering, design ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Design for Cradle to Cradle certification

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Series of short videos on how to design products for Cradle to Cradle certification. useful for classes in design, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and/or business.

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Tools for Design and Sustainability

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

This is an online course on sustainable engineering and design. It includes curriculum, exercises / homeworks, and examples of student work on: - Life cycle assessment - Systems thinking (including Whole System Mapping ...

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Geographic Information Science (MS)

  • University at Albany (NY)

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Science prepares students for careers in a wide range of social and environmental application areas that make use of the technologies and methodologies ...

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Geography (MA)

  • University at Albany (NY)

The unifying idea of modern geography is the study of spatial patterns in the cultural and physical features of the earth's surface. Faculty strengths in the department include: urban ...

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Geography Minor

  • University at Albany (NY)

Undergraduate students can major or minor in geography and the department also offers a major and minor in urban studies and planning. Geographers study the characteristics of space, location and ...

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Geography (BA)

  • University at Albany (NY)

Undergraduate students can major or minor in geography and the department also offers a major and minor in urban studies and planning. Geographers study the characteristics of space, location and ...

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Urban Studies and Planning

  • University at Albany (NY)

The Urban Studies and Planning Major is designed for students interested in a liberal arts education focusing on urban and suburban environments, and on urban, community and neighborhood development. The ...

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Combined Joint Master of Regional Planning and Doctor of Law (MRP/JD)

  • Albany Law School of Union University (NY)
  • University at Albany (NY)

Given the significance of legal issues in planning, and the importance of land-use, housing, transportation, environmental and other planning issues in law, in 2001 the State University at Albany and ...

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GIS Undergraduate Certificate

  • University at Albany (NY)

This certificate program provides undergraduates with professional and technical training in geographic information systems (GIS) and associated techniques of spatial analysis. Geographic information systems are computer-based systems for storage, analysis ...

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GIS Graduate Certificate

  • University at Albany (NY)

The purpose of the graduate certificate program is to provide graduate students in various disciplines, and continuing students working in government and private agencies, with professional and technical training in ...

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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

FIE: Foundation for International Education

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NOLS

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Strategic Energy Innovations

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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.