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 Energy (PhD)

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

The Sustainable Energy area of study examines the biological, technical, economic, environmental, business, and policy feasibility and life cycle impacts of sustainable energy systems, with a particular focus on biobased ...

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Sustainability Leadership Certificate

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

The Certificate in Sustainability Leadership (CSL) is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in organizations committed to sustainable practices. The program is designed to give ...

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Climate Change & Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

an interdisciplinary minor, under the direction of the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative and housed in the Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department. A student enrolled in this minor will ...

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Sustainability Certificate

  • University of Miami (FL)

The Global Sustainability cognate will earn students 9 of the 18 credits needed for the Sustainability Certificate. In addition, students will take 9 more credits from courses included in the ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This program focuses on environmental sustainability through science-based curriculum.

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Global Pathways to Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Global Pathways to Sustainability (GPS) Graduate Certificate prepares professionals working in organizations and institutions to understand complex environmental and social problems and to apply community-based solutions. The certificate offers ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Construction

  • University of Florida (FL)

By achieving a Certificate in Sustainable Construction, students will earn a credential that indicates that they have accomplished specialized, high quality study in the field of International Construction Management. Courses ...

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Sustainability & the Built Environment Minor

  • University of Florida (FL)

The minor provides an introduction to the challenges of planning, design and construction of human structures and settlements. Courses will provide an overview of environmental and cultural issues as they ...

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Sustainability Studies Minor

  • 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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Sustainability Certificate

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Certificate in Sustainability is a credential for undergraduate students who have a commitment to learning more about sustainability. It celebrates and recognizes the advancements made in sustainability of natural ...

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Sustainability Specialization, MBA

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The sustainability specialization of the Alberta MBA looks at how business can deliver a social impact, operate in an environmental sensitive manner and build communities. In addition to required courses ...

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Sustainability Studies Certificate

  • University of Calgary (AB)

By earning the Embedded Certificate in Sustainability Studies students will graduate with the knowledge and skills to become a sustainability leader in thier career and community. Students will also have ...

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Sustainable Energy Minor

  • Boston University (MA)

The Minor in Sustainable Energy, open to all undergraduates, teaches students the interdisciplinary nature of energy studies. The curriculum includes the essential elements of energy from the business, economics, policy ...

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Sustainability Focus Award

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The Sustainability Focus award recognizes students who have completed a broad range of sustainability related courses. The award is designed to encourage students to learn to see environmental issues from ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

Students will gain an understanding of the major theories and concepts related to the key dimensions of sustainability, and conduct in-depth studies of sustainable development strategies and techniques used in ...

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Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Concordia University (IL)

The Sustainability Studies program is designed to foster a deep understanding of how humans interact with the natural world, while recognizing the need for humans to live on the income ...

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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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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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Scores

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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.