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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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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Biological Oceanography (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that integrates the expertise and skills of ocean scientists with that of engineers. Florida Tech's master's in oceanography is a research-centric program ...

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Master's in Ecology

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

The degree includes jobs in environmental protection, conservation, forestation, wildlife management, wetland science, restoration and more. Ecologists work in private biological and engineering firms, research centers, state parks, federal agencies ...

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Marine Biology (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Studying for a master's in marine biology at Florida Tech is a multidisciplinary experience that includes other scientific disciplines, from aquaculture and oceanography to chemistry, meteorology and zoology. In ...

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PhD in Biology

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Offering four specializations including biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, ecology and marine biology, the university's location close to the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Lagoon and other natural resources provide ...

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Ecological Restoration (BS)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This degree is designed for students preparing for a professional career in the restoration or reclamation of degraded or severely damaged lands. Job opportunities are available with environmental consulting companies ...

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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Research in the department covers a wide range of fields, including behavioral ecology of vertebrates and invertebrates, systematics and evolution of plants and animals, population and community ecology, functional morphology ...

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Wildlife Conservation Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This minor provides students with a basic understanding of wildlife resources management. Students will be required to complete at least 18 credits that include a common core for all students ...

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Ecological Restoration - Joint BS

  • Trent University (ON)
  • Fleming College (ON)

The collaborative ecological restoration program developed by Trent University and Fleming College provides a bold and innovative solution to environmental challenges in order to help restore the natural environment for ...

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Conservation Biology Concentration, Biology (MS)

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

Sustainability is a fundamental principal of conservation organizations. This degree delves into the world of conservation vs. preservation issues as well as natural resources management. This concentration provides students with ...

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Sustainable Management Certificate

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

This program is designed for individuals with an associate degree who want to complete their bachelor's degree and are passionate about a healthy environment, strong profitability and vital communities ...

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Business Sustainability Concentration

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

Students majoring in a business discipline may add a concentration in sustainability by completing an additional six credits of coursework in the area.

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Sustainability Executive Education Certificate

  • Colorado State University (CO)

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Sustainable Energy Management (BS)

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

The Sustainable Energy Management (SEM) program is structured to introduce students to a wide range of energy markets and resources (fossil fuels, electricity, renewable and sustainable energy resources) while maintaining ...

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Leadership & Environmental Management Option, Society, Culture & Communication (BS)

  • Tennessee Technological University (TN)

Through this program, students learn how social systems interact with the environment, explore how cultural values and beliefs influence the way people use the environment, and study how organizations address ...

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MBA in Sustainable Business

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

From the MBA webpage: "WKU's MBA courses in sustainability are designed to help students address some of the most complex social and environmental issues around the world. We are ...

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Economics & Management of Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment Certificate

  • University of Alberta (AB)

This certificate provides students with a unique cross-disciplinary look at related economic, business, and public policy issues. Students have opportunities to take classes with students having different viewpoints and academic ...

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Graduate Certificate in Management for Sustainable Business

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The Management for Sustainable Business certificate program is designed for executives and new working professionals to enhance their careers in management for sustainable business. The certificate will focus on building ...

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Sustainability Concentration, MBA

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

The concentration in Sustainability expands the students’ perspective to include an understanding of the environmental and social aspects of business. Students gain the multi-disciplinary knowledge and critical skills needed to ...

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Sustainable Enterprise Minor

  • George Mason University (VA)

This minor emphasizes sustainable enterprises that are financially properous and seek to benefit the environment and society. The students of this program measure business success based on the triple bottom ...

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Socially Responsible Business Concentration, MBA

  • Mills College (CA)

Practitioners of socially responsible business specialize in leading change within established, for-profit businesses to ensure that these firms are aligned effectively with society’s needs. Graduates in this concentration are ...

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Sustainability Concentration, Business (BA)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The W. P. Carey BA degree program in business with a concentration in sustainability is an innovative, transdisciplinary program intended to prepare students for positions in a variety of professions ...

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Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility Concentration, MBA

  • Universite Laval (QC)

This MBA is designed for those who feel that organizations should take greater account of ethical and environmental issues in their activities. It is also appropriate for people who wish ...

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Business & Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

In this novel program, we combine a traditional business core with 40-plus hours of environmental studies electives ensuring students understand the triple bottom line of people – planet – profits. The business ...

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Environmental Communication Concentration, Communication & Advocacy (MA)

  • James Madison University (VA)

Students graduating with a concentration in environmental communication will be prepared to work in a variety of nonprofit, government and corporate settings constructing and evaluating environmental campaigns, facilitating organizational and ...

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Concentration & Certificate in Sustainable Design

  • University of Florida (FL)

G|SoA is one of the first accredited architecture programs in the US to formalize this initiative in the form a Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Architecture. This program runs ...

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Geodesign MPS

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The World Campus Masters in Professional Studies in Geodesign program is offered in partnership with Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture and in cooperation with Penn State's ...

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Environmental Design (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in environmental design offers an integrated curriculum in environmental design primarily in a nonstudio format. This undergraduate program is designed to create a deep awareness and knowledge ...

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Master's in Human Centered Design

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

A multidisciplinary experience that includes other scientific disciplines, from human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence to architecture, ethnographical design and crisis management. In addition to specializing in HCD, the School of ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Design (BED)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

provides extensive knowledge of architectural history and theory, and cultivates high levels of knowledge and capability in building and design technology. Coursework encourages multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives that allow opportunities ...

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Sustainable Product Design & Innovation (Bachelor)

  • Keene State College (NH)

The Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPDI) program educates students who are capable of leading movement toward a more sustainable future. They learn to be creative change-makers, confident and competent ...

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Sustainable Design Graduate Certificate

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The College of Architecture and Design offers a certificate in Urban Design and a certificate in Sustainable Design. Certificate programs are open to master's students in any degree program ...

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Environmental Education & Interpretation (BS)

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

This major seeks to integrate training in organismal biology, including a required field component, with in-depth training in the literature and context of natural history and a suite of environmental ...

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Education for Environmental Sustainability Certificate

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

Environmental education focuses on the exploration of environmental issues, problem solving, critical thinking, and taking action to improve the environment. Furthermore, education for sustainability is a transformative process that prepares ...

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Leadership for Sustainability Education Specialization

  • Portland State University (OR)

LSE prepares graduates for professional careers in sustainability education through the rigorous study of educational leadership and sustainability pedagogy that addresses the importance of ecological systems, bio-cultural diversity, social and ...

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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

London, London
Business Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Business Affiliate
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
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
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.