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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BS in Agriculture, Major in Sustainable Agriculture Systems

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Students will develop the skill needed to lead in sustainable agricultural systems with this major stream. Students will have the opportunity to widen their knowledge base by: Studying agriculture in ...

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Water Efficient Landscaping Specialization, Horticulture MPSH

  • Utah State University (UT)

The purpose of this degree is to provide horticulturalists with knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote landscape water conservation. As water becomes more precious, the demand for these skills ...

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Agricultural Sustainability & Food Biosecurity Certificate

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The USDA recognizes the need to ensure a competent, qualified, and diverse workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences and improve the economic health and viability of rural communities ...

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Soil & Crop Sciences (MS/MPS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Graduate Field of Soil and Crop Sciences provides programs leading to PhD, MS, and MPS programs in the following five concentrations: Agronomy, Field Crop Science, Soil Science, Environmental Information ...

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Bachelor in Horticulture

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Horticulturists grow fresh fruits and vegetables, plan and create beautiful landscapes, cultivate and maintain acres of turfgrass for recreation and function, breed new plants for pest resistance and environmental tolerance ...

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Organic Agriculture Program

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Our mission is to educate producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in Organic Agriculture both on-farm and in the Universities. Organic Agriculture involves a production ...

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Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business (MS)

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

One in five workers is employed in the food and fiber sector of the U. S. economy. A major in agricultural economics and agricultural business provides flexibility to students with ...

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Minor in Agriculture, Economics & Business

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

Agriculture, Economics and Business - Advising is housed in the Department of Management (College of Business) and Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.

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Food Studies (MA)

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

This multidisciplinary program is designed to train students to master skills necessary for success in food related professions. Courses range across many disciplines including Anthropology, History, Sociology, Literature and Law ...

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Sustainable Agroforestry Option for Natural Resources Major

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The student pursuing this option will develop skills and knowledge necessary to design and manage integrated sustainable land management systems involving co-production of woody plants and agricultural plants and animals.

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Sustainable Food Concentration

  • Smith College (MA)

The Sustainable Food Concentration lets students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of food and the many issues involved in sustainability. Whether students are interested in global food distribution systems, the ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Co-op Program

  • Fleming College (ON)

Throughout the Sustainable Agriculture program Students will Learn from experienced farmers and practitioners in class, on farm field days, and during panel discussions,Develop a business case and farm plan ...

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Horticulture (AAS)

  • College of Lake County (IL)

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Associate degree graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of ...

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Agricultural & Resource Economics (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Department takes particular pride in its research program and recognizes that research permits graduate students to demonstrate their creative ability and to attain academic maturity. Students usually begin thinking ...

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Sustainable Food Crop Production

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This minor provides an overview of issues related to sustainable food crop production within the context of environmental stewardship.

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Bioenergy Concentration, Plant Sciences Program

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Department of Plant Sciences (PS) conducts academic, outreach and research programs in agricultural and natural resource plant sciences, at facilities in Knoxville and several Research and Education Centers throughout ...

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Organic Production Concentration, Plant Sciences BS

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The organic production concentration is designed to create leaders in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture. Students will gain the knowledge and skills for production and management of organic ...

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Food & Agriculture (BA)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Geographers engaged in the study of Food and Agriculture at Indiana University focus on agricultural decision-making, agricultural and food policy, consumer choice and taste, food security, food systems governance and ...

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Green Building Certificate Program

  • Colorado State University (CO)

IBE specializes facilitating the integrated design, construction and operations processes to help teams realize their green building and sustainability goals.

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Planning (MS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Master of Science (MS) in Planning Program is located within the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management. As ...

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Sustainable Built Environments (BS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer an extraordinary degree opportunity for students interested in entering the new green economy. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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Sustainable Horticulture Concentration, Applied Biological Sciences (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The sustainable horticulture concentration is designed for students who want theory and practical experiences in the unique aspects of the culture of plants in an urban desert environment. Students acquire ...

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Ecology, specialization in Human-Environment Interactions (MS)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Human Environment Interactions specialization draws on the expertise of GDPE Faculty in the social and environmental sciences to help students construct solutions to critical human/environmental problems. Students learn ...

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Ecology, specialization in Human-Environment Interactions (PhD)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Human Environment Interactions specialization draws on the expertise of GDPE Faculty in the social and environmental sciences to help students construct solutions to critical human/environmental problems. Students learn ...

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Ecosystem Science & Sustainability (BS)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS) degree program provides students with the knowledge and ability to integrate the latest science into real-world decision making. Our affiliation with CSU’s Natural ...

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Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology (Bachelor)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Foundation coursework in areas of biology, maths/calculus, chemistry, physics, and an introduction to wildlife biology. This foundation builds towards a more specific higher level coursework and is designed to ...

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Conservation Biology (BS)

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

The courses associated with this major reflect the interdisciplinary and holistic nature of conservation biology. After obtaining a foundation in basic science communication, and general education subjects, students learn the ...

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Environmental Biology (BS)

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

The curriculum for the bachelor of science degree in environmental biology is built around a core of required courses that provides a general education, a background in the principles of ...

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Ecosystem Science & Policy; Marine Ecosystems & Society (BA/BS)

  • University of Miami (FL)

The Ecosystem Science and Policy program offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science (B. S. ) and a Bachelor of Arts (B. A. ). Students earning a B. S. in ECS ...

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Conservation Biology (PSM)

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Conservation Biology provides students with high-quality training in evaluating, understanding, and providing solutions to society’s conservation challenges. The program teaches relevant skills ...

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Conservation Biology Graduate Certificate

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The graduate Conservation Biology Certificate enables studens to extend thier BS degree into conservation theory and application, based on 12 credit hours of graduate courses, including a Zoo and Aquarium ...

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Conservation Biology (MS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

An interdisciplinary field of research for students drawing on natural and social sciences with the aim of protecting species and their habitats. Research topics include: environmental issues; status and trend ...

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Conservation Biology (PhD)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

An interdisciplinary field of research for students drawing on natural and social sciences with the aim of protecting species and their habitats. Research topics include: environmental issues; status and trend ...

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Fish, Wildlife & Conservation & Ecology (BS)

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

Our Department prepares students for a career in conservation and management of fish, wildlife and their habitats.

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Wildlife Sciences (MS)

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

We apply traditional and emerging scientific methods to understand the ecology of fish and wildlife and use this knowledge for conservation and management. We strive for excellence in research, teaching ...

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Applied & Environmental Biology (MS)

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The program emphasizes research designed to understand responses and adaptations in biological systems at cellular and molecular levels as well as at the community and ecological level.

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Urban Ecology BA/BS

  • University of Utah (UT)

The undergraduate degree in Urban Ecology focuses on exploring the interrelationships among social, environmental and economic systems, with an aim toward enhancing the vitality and sustainability of places and communities.

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Bioenergy Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Bioenergy Minor focuses on bioenergy concepts and issues and offers students an opportunity to gain significant research experience and skills. This interdisciplinary minor is open to all majors. It ...

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Rangeland Ecology & Management (MS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Oregon State University's Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management offers the master of science, master of agriculture, and Ph. D. degrees. The department is accredited by the Society for ...

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Rangeland Ecology & Management (PhD)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Oregon State University's Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management offers the master of science, master of agriculture, and Ph. D. degrees. The department is accredited by the Society for ...

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Bioenergy Graduate Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The graduate certificate in Bioenergy is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for growing the bioenergy industry. To accommodate participation by working professionals the program ...

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BioRenewable Systems (MS)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Biorenewable Systems are the structures and processes that create and support biologically-based products capable of being continuously replaced through sound technology and management. BRS is positioned to be a world-renowned ...

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BioRenewable Systems (PhD)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Biorenewable Systems are the structures and processes that create and support biologically-based products capable of being continuously replaced through sound technology and management. BRS is positioned to be a world-renowned ...

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Biology & Society Concentration, Biological Sciences (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in biology and society focuses on training biology students to understand the social context of their science, to ask how and why a biological problem has been ...

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Conservation Biology & Ecology Concentration, Biological Sciences (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Conservation biologists at ASU investigate the impact of humans on Earth's biodiversity and develop practical approaches to prevent the extinction of species and promote the sustainable use of biological ...

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Environmental Science Concentration, Biology (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

By learning in an integrative environment that underscores the connectedness of these disciplines, students gain a better understanding of larger scientific concepts and they can view these concepts from multiple ...

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Biological Sciences (AS)

  • College of Lake County (IL)

The Biology curriculum at the College of Lake County is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Science Degree. The program offers courses that prepare students for continued study ...

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Environmental Biology (BS)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This interdisciplinary program examines ecosystems with a focus on how living organisms interact with their environment. A major in Environmental Biology will accommodate a wide variety of student interests and ...

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Biological Science - Aquaculture (Bachelor)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Students will experience a diverse range of study and complete core courses like Biological Discovery and Introduction to Aquaculture, before moving on to specialized courses in culture techniques of salt ...

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Biological Science - Marine Biology (Bachelor)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Marine biology encompasses so much of the biology of these oceans and marine organisms, from viruses to whales, molecular biology and global warming. Studying for a marine biology degree can ...

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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.