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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Geographical Sciences (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students specializing in Geography will be exposed to a diversity of coursework that will focus on human-environmental interactions, and will choose between two tracks: Development and Sustainability or Environment Systems ...

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Global Poverty Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students will discover how incentives, resources, and social and political institutions influence the incidence of poverty across and within countries. Students in the minor will explore the relationships between poverty ...

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Agricultural and Resource Economics (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students in the Agricultural and Resource Economics program must take courses in Agricultural Science, Mathematics/Economics/Statistics, Environmental and Resource Policy, International Agriculture, Food Production, and Politics.

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Course plans for the major satisfy American Meteorological Society guidelines for a B.S. degree in atmospheric science.

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Landscape Architecture (BLA)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Landscape Architecture Program helps landscape architects lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our built and natural environments. The undergraduate Landscape Architecture ...

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Plant Sciences (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Plant Science combines basic science courses with applied technical classes to prepare students for the many and varied careers in this growing field. Students seeking a Plant Science degree must ...

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Atmospheric Chemistry Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This Minor will provide the students with a general background in Meteorology as offered by the lower level required courses, and a background on issues in Atmospheric Chemistry. It is ...

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Atmospheric Science Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This minor will provide a general background in meteorology as offered by the lower level courses, and a solid background in Atmospheric Physics (AOSC 431) and Atmospheric Dynamics (AOSC 432 ...

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Earth History Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Earth History Minor involves required classes in historical geology and elective classes in sedimentation, paleontology, and climate change.

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Earth Material Properties Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Earth Material Properties Minor involves required classes in geology and mineralogy and elective classes in seismology, petrology, and optical mineralogy.

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Hydrology Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Hydrology Minor involves core classes in geology and wetlands hydrology as well as elective classes in ecosystem restoration and biogeochemistry.

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International Agriculture and Natural Resources Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In this certificate program, students will relate their disciplinary knowledge and technical skills to global agriculture and natural resources issues, beclome familiar with a foreign language, study abroad, and learn ...

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Meteorology Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This Minor will provide the students with a general background in Meteorology as offered by the lower level courses, and a broader background on a wide range of sub-fields in ...

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Soil Science Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Soil Science minor will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of soil resources, its development, characteristics, and principles for its use and management. Building on a basic introduction to ...

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Atmospheric and Ocean Studies (MS/PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Atmospheric and Ocean Studies graduate program is a joint MS and PhD. UMD's research park includes NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, the Joint Global Change ...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers interdisciplinary graduate programs led by expert faculty with connections to leading companies, utilities, and agencies in the greater D.C. area and ...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers interdisciplinary graduate programs led by expert faculty with connections to leading companies, utilities, and agencies in the greater D.C. area and ...

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Environmental Science and Technology (MS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology Masters program involves require classes in statistics, ecology, soils, and hydrology.

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Environmental Science and Technology (PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology Doctoral degree has 4 areas of concentration to choose from: Soil and Watershed Sciences, Ecological Technology Design, Wetland Science, and Ecosystem Health and Natural Resources ...

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The GC-OSA focuses on sustainability through examining both the ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects, as well as the management of injurious insects. Ecological functions of insects in the natural ...

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Atmospheric and Ocean Science Technology (MPS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Technology is designed for meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists who need cutting-edge skills and knowledge in atmospheric and oceanic ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Calvin University (MI)

With three track options (Geography, Political Science or Economics) the Environmental Studies Major will prepare students to contribute to numerous environmental fields.

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Calvin University (MI)

Students will get hands-on experience solving problems like creating clean water systems and designing energy-saving machines which will also connect students to internships and opportunities all over the country and ...

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The major and minor in environmental and sustainability studies at Western Michigan University fosters environmental awareness and scientific literacy as well as offers careful interdisciplinary training of majors and minors ...

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Freshwater Science and Sustainability (BS)

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The institutions developed an interdisciplinary curriculum that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in freshwater science and sustainability. Students wishing to conduct all of their freshwater science and ...

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Climate Change Studies Minor

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The climate change studies minor at Western Michigan University is an interdisciplinary and integrative program involving expert faculty and courses from intersecting disciplines. This minor provides students with the necessary ...

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Learning for Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Certificate Program in Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is designed to develop competencies needed to wrestle with complex real-world problems and sustainability challenges. Students will be engaged in learning how ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

The concentration is an opportunity for students to develop a particular interest from the broad spectrum of environmental studies courses offered at Bowdoin. Each concentration consists of three ES courses ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Duquesne University (PA)

Duquesne's Center for Environmental Research and Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science that gives students a strong foundation in the natural sciences and mathematics, as well ...

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Environmental Chemistry (BA/BS)

  • Duquesne University (PA)

In the Environmental Chemistry major program, students must complete the Undergraduate Curriculum, consisting of 28 credits in the University Core Curriculum, 13 credits in the Bayer School of Natural and ...

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Land-Based Indigenous Education (MED)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This Master of Education course-based graduate program of study offers courses with a land-based focus. This focus includes intensive land-based field institutes where students take graduate level courses framed within ...

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Geography (BA)

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The Geography Department empowers students to address a number of contemporary problems such as physical resource development, racial/ethnic patterns, urban decay, business geography and pollution. The curriculum help students ...

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Geography (MA)

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. Students can pursue one of five tracks: General geography, Cartography and geographical information systems (GIS ...

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Urban Studies (MUS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

Students in the Master of Urban Studies program delve into such things as problems associated with growing social and economic inequalities between different places and population groups within the metropolitan ...

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Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management brings graduate courses focusing on energy issues and techniques for energy analysis together in a program designed to create a foundation of ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Lewis University (IL)

In the Environmental Science program, students learn about the complex systems of the planet, the relationship between man and nature, and how to design systems that minimize human interference and ...

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Environmental Studies (AA)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Environmental Studies major will provide students with an understanding of the manner in which various disciplines study the environment and approach our most pressing environmental issues.

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Wastewater Treatment Operations (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Wastewater Treatment Operations degree provides instructional training necessary for entry level positions in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater collection systems as well as assistance in developing ...

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Natural Resources (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Natural Resources major is a transfer-oriented program. Students conduct introductory coursework in Forestry, Watershed Management and Parks and Recreation that prepares them to successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree ...

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Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management major prepares students to advance to management positions in nurseries that propagate, grow and market plants for use in the home, business or the landscape ...

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Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design major prepares students for occupations within the landscape industry that require garden design skills. The program emphasizes hands-on learning, and most courses incorporate lab activities ...

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Agriculture Plant Science (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Agriculture Plant Science will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agricultural Science, Animal Science and ...

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Agriculture Business (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Agriculture Business will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Studies, AgriBusiness, Ag ...

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Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance (AS)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance major deals with all aspects of plant use in the landscape. People working in the landscape field derive job satisfaction from enhancing the ...

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Biosystems Engineering (BS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Biosystems Engineering major aims to train students apply quantitative skills to create products, processes, and systems that improve human existence. Working at the interface of engineering and biology, biosystems ...

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Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (BS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The undergraduate program in chemical engineering at Michigan State University has a strong focus on the integration of engineering science and process design with complementary areas of study in bioprocess ...

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Crop and Soil Sciences (BS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Crop and Soil Sciences major is designed to train professional crop scientists, soil scientists, turfgrass scientists and environmentalists. It prepares them to apply scientific principles of crop and soil ...

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Environmental Geography (BS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Geography provides comprehensive academic training in the environment and how its many aspects interrelate across the landscape. Environmental geographers describe, analyze, and explain ...

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Geographic Information Science (BS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science provides a rigorous, in-depth program for students interested in the application of information technology to the spatial dimensions of Earth’s ...

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Agronomic Sciences (BS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

This concentration develops agronomists. These scientists have career opportunities with chemical, seed, and fertilizer companies; as consultants; with governmental agencies such as the departments of agriculture and/or natural resources ...

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Curriculum Partners

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