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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Conservation & Sustainable Development Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

This minor field is oriented to any graduate student who wants to develop interdisciplinary approaches to helping solve real-world problems in conservation and development. The field was formed in response ...

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Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Messiah College (PA)

Messiah College's interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts (B. A. ) in sustainability studies is built upon a holistic approach that emphasizes the social, ecological and economic aspects of sustainable human communities.

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Anthropology Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

This minor consists of the following: Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation, Economic Prosperity and Continuity, and Equity and Social Well Being. The department of Anthropology developed definitions and objectives for ...

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Supplementary Major in Sustainable Development

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

The supplementary major in Sustainable Development comprises an interdisciplinary supplementary major through which students develop a deeper understanding of the relations between humans and the natural environment. The program offers ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

This minor has applications in the management of natural resources, such as energy and agriculture, and also in the development of businesses and engineering solutions. It relates not just to ...

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Sustainability Concentration, Continuing Studies Program

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

An area of concentration in Sustainability can lead to a career fields such as environmental protection and remediation, waste reduction, green building, sustainable agriculture, climate change, corporate sustainability, renewable energy ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

This minor is intended to provide students with the background needed to incorporate the sustainability principles into their major field of study and their subsequent careers. Students interested in a ...

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Sustainability Studies (BS)

  • Tarleton State University (TX)

The Sustainability Studies undergraduate program is an area of study focusing on providing for the needs of today’s society, while ensuring that the needs of future generations can also ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Major

  • University of Utah (UT)

Environmental and Sustainability Studies students develop an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions, with grounding in earth systems and social science

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor

  • University of Utah (UT)

Environmental and Sustainability Studies students develop an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions, with grounding in earth systems and social science

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Sustainable Transportation & Planning Graduate Certificate

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The academic merit of the STSP Certificate is multifaceted. It includes the development of technical knowledge of transportation and mobility systems as well as research skills, academic writing, direct experience ...

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Sustainability Double Degree

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Sustainability Double degree and Minor provide students with a rich interdisciplinary curriculum exploring sustainability issues in the world today. fosters the knowledge, skills and abilities to address complex sustainability ...

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Earth Sustainability Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This new online undergraduate certificate aims to provide people from many backgrounds with information to make environmentally sustainable decisions. The four courses that comprise the certificate are Earth in the ...

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Sustainability Leadership Minor

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Intercollege Minor in Sustainability Leadership allows students in any major to incorporate sustainability as a significant theme in their undergraduate degree program. Through a combination of coursework and immersive ...

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Sustainability Management & Policy Graduate Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The graduate certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for advancing sustainability practice. The program is offered by the ...

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Joint Degree: Concentration in Sustainable Environmental Resources Management, Integrated Science & Technology (MS)

  • James Madison University (VA)
  • University of Malta (Northern Harbor District)

The master of science in integrated science and technology (ISAT) offers programs in Europe and at the JMU campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This M. S. in ISAT with a concentration ...

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Energy & Sustainability Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The transdisciplinary certificate examines current energy systems and what would be required to create a sustainable energy future. Students begin with an overview of how energy affects peoples' lives, the ...

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Food System Sustainability Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Food systems are particularly important for human societies to sustain; however, these systems are particularly vulnerable to multiple threats. Many students from a wide variety of disciplines are interested in ...

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Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MSUS program focuses on the application of established knowledge in sustainability and prepares students to develop solutions, working with stakeholders on sustainability challenges using a sustainability framework. The program ...

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Power Systems & Sustainable Energy (MS)

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Santa Clara's MS in Sustainable Energy introduces graduate students to an multi-disciplinary approach to designing sustainable energy systems. The master program's mission is to provide a strong curriculum ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The Sustainability Minor allows students to integrate an understanding of sustainability into their course of study from different disciplinary perspectives and in interdisciplinary ways. The sustainability minor brings a new ...

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Sustainability Pathway

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The Sustainability Pathway allows students to learn about sustainability from multiple disciplinary perspectives and in interdisciplinary ways. This helps our students integrate the interconnected ideals of viable ecological integrity, viable ...

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Undergrduate Certificate in Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The certificate enriches a student's current degree program and helps them stand out from the crowd following graduation. By providing significant exposure to sustainability-related concepts and practices, students gain ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Requires four Restricted Electives (12 credit hours), including one introductory course in each of four areas: environmental science, economics, technology and social sciences/humanities.

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Sustainability Studies (BS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

This sustainability degree is dynamic and focused. Students get started right away, taking core courses like Introduction to Sustainability and the Whole Earth Course. Guided by highly experienced faculty who ...

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Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Saint Joseph's College (ME)

The interdisciplinary minor in Sustainability Studies prepares students engaged in different majors to 1) address the important problem of how we, as a society, can best live on the planet ...

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Sustainability Major (BA)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

A major in sustainability requires a very broad training in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. There is also a minor in sustainability that often complements other majors.

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Sustainability Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

A major in sustainability requires a very broad training in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. There is also a minor in sustainability that often complements other majors.

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Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development

  • Polytechnique Montreal (QC)

The objective of this program is to enable graduating students and practicing professionals to develop the skills required to conduct strategic and innovative eco-design projects. More specifically, the program aims ...

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Sustainable Development Certificate

  • Universite Laval (QC)

This multidisciplinary program aims to develop skills that will enable students to make a tangible contribution to meeting this major social, economic and environmental challenge of meeting today's needs ...

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Environment & Sustainable Development (Master’s)

  • Universite de Montreal (QC)

The Individualized Master's program in urban design aims to provide specific skills for responsible urban intervention in an increasingly complex and changing environment. With the proliferation of issues related ...

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Renewable Energy Minor

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

This minor will provide students an opportunity to examine different sources of traditional and renewable energy simultaneously in the context of our total energy use using a systems perspective. Students ...

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Sustainable Construction Minor

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The objective of the minor is to provide a fundamental understanding of the concepts and methods used to take a design into the field and build a quality sustainable structure ...

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Renewable Energy Graduate Certificate

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The Graduate Certificate program in Renewable Energy recognizes post-bachelor preparation for the engineering and design of modern renewable energy systems such as solar thermal, concentrated solar thermal (CSP), photovoltaic, etc ...

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Graduate Certificate in Energy Conversion & Transport

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

Certificate is focused on energy production, fuels, and energy transportation. Possibly sustainability related through optional Fuel Cell course.

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Energy Studies Minor

  • Yale University (CT)

Energy Studies is a multidisciplinary academic program (MAP) in Yale College. The curriculum is designed to provide selected undergraduates with the knowledge and skills needed for advanced studies, leadership, and ...

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Alternative Energy Certificate

  • College of Lake County (IL)

This certificate provides entry level technical instruction on wind, solar and geothermal energy sources. Courses in this certificate may also apply to certificates specific to solar, wind or geothermal energy ...

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Renewable Energy Certificate

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The main goal of this certificate is to introduce students to the field of renewable energy. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that ...

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Wind Energy (BS)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

Wind Energy is the premiere multidisciplinary program developing transformational experts who apply knowledge, skills, and conviction to lead in the advancement of sustainable renewable power solutions with positive regional, national ...

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Building Science & Energy Management (AS)

  • Western Technical College (WI)

This program facilitates students to make decisions incorporating the importance of sustainability in an area representing one of our country’s biggest energy consumers. Students examine the built environment and ...

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Graduate Certificate in Development & Environmental Planning

  • East Carolina University (NC)

The Development and Environmental Planning Certificate provides students with abilities to recognize natural and regulatory limitations on land development, analyze the impacts of land development on the natural environment, and ...

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Conservation & Environmental Planning Major

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

The Conservation and Environmental Planning major focuses on the scientific, field-based management of our natural resources, including wildlife, water, soil, air, human developments and the interaction of these systems. The ...

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Urban Studies Minor - Environmental Sustainability Track

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete 18 hours of credit to earn a minor. Course offering are drawn from multiple ...

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Risk & Community Resilience (Interdisciplinary MS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

This degree program examines different aspects of social-ecological relations, challenging us to think about how peoples, locally and globally, see and respond to changes in their environment including those associated ...

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Specialization in Planning, Urban & Regional Planning (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The BSc Specialization program in Planning focuses on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences. Students combine a core of planning courses ...

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Urban & Regional Planning (BA/BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Our programs educate students in both the art and science of planning, and feature 'hands on' labs and experiential learning through site visits and exploration of local planning issues. We ...

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Sustainable Community Development Minor

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The program aims to familiarize students with the concept of sustainable development as applied to real world communities. Requirements include technical writing, service learning, and methods courses. The goal of ...

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Community Development (BA/BS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The first of its kind in the nation, our undergraduate program in Community Development prepares students for careers as leaders and change agents in addressing myriad social challenges. The Toulan ...

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Sustainable Urban Development Minor

  • Portland State University (OR)

The minor in Sustainable Urban Development will provide students with an opportunity to further their understanding in the important issues and challenges in making cities sustainable while providing a foundation ...

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Environmental Planning Minor

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Students completing this program will have demonstrated:the ability to apply science to understanding ecosystems and natural resources, the ability to understand the policy and social implications of environmental 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.

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FIE: Foundation for International Education

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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.