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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Earth Systems Bachelor

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Earth Systems Program is an interdisciplinary environmental science major. Students learn about and independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human interaction with natural systems. Earth Systems majors become ...

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Science, Technology, and Society Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

The mission of the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program is to provide Stanford undergraduates with intellectually stimulating education that will prepare them for life in the contemporary era, one ...

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Earth Science (BA)

  • Baylor University (TX)

The BA degree in Earth Science covers a broad spectrum of topics and is designed to give the Earth science major an understanding of the Earth's materials and processes ...

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Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BA program in earth and environmental studies provides a foundational understanding of the evolution of the earth system with an emphasis on the planetary context for sustainable human societies ...

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Major in Environmental Geosciences

  • Smith College (MA)

Courses highlight hands-on and discovery-based learning by doing, modern field and laboratory techniques, and interactive student-faculty research experiences. A degree in geosciences can lead to a variety of rewarding careers ...

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Environmental Earth Sciences (BS)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The interdisciplinary program in Environmental Earth Sciences is a joint program of the departments of Geography and Planning, Geological Sciences, and Soil Science. It explores the relationships, both modern and ...

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Earth Remote Sensing (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Earth Remote Sensing (ERS) takes into consideration the many factors that are changing the Earth such as growing population, urbanization, land use and climate change. ERS is the science of ...

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Geological 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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Oceanography (BS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that attempts to unlock the mysteries of the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet. Students in Florida Tech's oceanography degree program ...

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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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Physical 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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Renewable Natural Resources Bachelor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Renewable Natural Resources program prepares students for careers with public and private organizations that plan and manage natural resources. Students will learn how to integrate contemporary scientific issues into ...

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Geology & Environmental Studies Major

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental studies is the academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. It is a broad interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural environment, anthropogenic (human built ...

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Earth Science with a Climate & Environment Emphasis

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

This major employs an integrated view of the earth as a dynamically linked system. Students take traditional geology courses while pursuing coursework in related disciplines, such as ocean, atmospheric, and ...

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Sustainability Concentration, Public Service & Public Policy (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in public service and public policy prepares students for work in government at all levels and nonprofit organizations through comprehensive coverage of topics in public policy, public ...

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Environmental Politics & Policy concentration in Political Science (MA/PhD)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Department’s Environmental Politics and Policy concentration is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills to analyze the connections between politics and the natural world and pursue ...

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Five-Year Dual Degree: Env. Policy BA, Master of Public Health

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Students in Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program are positioned to take advantage of the increased demand for public health professionals. What’s more, students gain ...

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Environmental Analysis & Policy Minor

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

The environmental studies program provides an opportunity for the systematic investigation of the natural world and the interaction of humans with their own environment. Environmental issues and conflicts of this ...

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Environmental Policy 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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Environmental Policy Concentration in Public Policy (MPP)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MPP program with a concentration in environmental policy prepares students at the master's degree level to apply sustainability principles and approaches to careers in a variety of fields ...

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Public Affairs, Environmental Management (BS)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Part of the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, includes environmental science topics, while also studying management, risk assessment, environmental law, policy, and government finance. With an Environmental Management major ...

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Environmental Economics & Policy Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The minor will provide interested students with an overview of key concepts and methods used by economists to analyze problems associated with human use and misuse of natural resources and ...

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Environmental Policy Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The program is designed to give master’s and doctoral level graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary specialization in environmental policy. While administered through the Political Science Department ...

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Sustainable Tourism Concentration, Tourism Development & Management (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The tourism development and management program provides students with the theoretical understanding necessary to maneuver the complexities of one of the world's largest industries. A concentration in sustainable tourism ...

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Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management Major

  • University of Montana (MT)

The undergraduate program in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management provides students with the skills needed to work in the outdoor industry while also protecting natural resources. Students can choose an ...

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Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Emphasis (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

The study of tourism and hospitality generally, comprises an enormous breadth of fascinating topics. Among the many topics that are of concern to tourism and hospitality students are cultural and ...

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Sustainable Tourism Certificate

  • University of Utah (UT)

The certificate is designed to enable students and participants to undergo a focused concentration within their major or professional position on international issues in ecotourism and sustainable tourism development and ...

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Parks & Recreation Management (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special-event management. The parks and recreation field ...

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Sustainable Tourism Minor

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

As sustainability expands in popularity as a discipline, students are looking to find ways to better understand how they can apply the principles of sustainability to specific areas of interest ...

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Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Human Ecology Minor

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs outside the Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology major, who wish to add this specialty to their studies.

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Parks & Recreation Management Concentration, Community Resources & Development (MS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MS degree in community resources and development with a concentration in parks and recreation management is offered by the School of Community Resources and Development. This master's degree ...

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Population, Development & Sustainability, Geography Major

  • University of Utah (UT)

This emphasis focuses on sustainable population growth and urban systems. Students can choose electives that allow them to specialize in either Urban or Sustainable Development areas.

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Environment & Sustainability Focus Area in Economic & Social Development of Regions (MA)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This focus area introduces students to some of the most significant issues arising from the connections of economic activity and economic development to the quality and sustainability of the environment ...

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Geography (MS)

  • McGill University (QC)

Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places. It covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources ...

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Geographic Information Science (MS)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The Masters of Science in Geographical Information Science (GISci) program prepares graduate students for advanced careers in a wide range of geospatial information research and applications. Geographic information science encompasses ...

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Geography (BA)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The undergraduate major core courses introduce foundational concepts in physical and human geography, as well as geographic techniques. An upper division distribution requirement gives students more focused work in physical ...

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Resource Management & Environmental Planning Concentration in Geography (MA)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The most common areas of specialization within the Master of Arts in Geography is the Concentration in Resource Management and Environmental Planning, which affords opportunities for work in affiliated disciplines ...

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Geography, Urban & Environmental Studies (MS)

  • Concordia University (IL)

The MSc in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies provides students with the theoretical foundation and analytical tools they need to better understand human interventions in the environment.

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Environment & Community (MA)

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

A two-year, interdisciplinary master’s program. Focuses on the relationship between people and the environment and finds socially just solutions to environmental problems.

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Sustainability Concentration, Economic Development Major

  • Messiah College (PA)

The sustainability concentration in the economic development major prepares students to work in professional capacities focusing on sustainable economic development and community growth. Coursework pays special attention to community development ...

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Climate Change & Landscape Dynamics Emphasis, Geography (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

This emphasis focuses on the Earth system, its processes, and the impacts of these processes on the environment. Students can choose electives that allow them to specialize in one or ...

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Ecological Economics Graduate Certificate

  • University of Vermont (VT)

As a synthesis between different fields of study, this certificate is an ideal complement to any educational training or professional experience. In fifteen credits students gain a solid foundation in ...

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Environmental Conservation, Sustainability & Development Concentration, Geographic Science (BA/BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

The environmental conservation, sustainability and development (ECSD) concentration focuses on the geographical contexts within which people and places interact. Required and elective course work allows students to explore spatial and ...

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Environmental Social Sciences (PhD)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The PhD program in environmental social science is one of the few doctoral degree programs in the U. S. that draws on the premise that reducing human impacts and developing ...

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Kanawayihetaytan Asky Certificate Program

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Kanawayihetaytan Askiy, formerly the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management program, is a uniquely designed certificate program that is focused on providing a broad range of topic areas specific to the ...

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Environmental Geography (BS)

  • Universite de Montreal (QC)

The bachelor's degree in environmental geography is at the junction of natural and social sciences. It offers excellent basic training in human and physical geography, focusing on the theme ...

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Sustainability Concentration, Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The concentration in sustainability introduces students to the problems of sustainability and enables them to understand what it is that determines the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures and technologies ...

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Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities (MA)

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This master of arts degree is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides students with the tools to lead communities toward social justice and sustainability. It is designed especially for ...

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Sustainability (MS)

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

The Master of Science in Sustainability degree is intended to inform students about the theoretical and practical issues relevant to sustainability, and prepare them to reflect on, communicate with different ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Portland State University (OR)

The goal of the Minor in Sustainability is to offer Portland State undergraduate students an understanding of the multidisciplinary concepts and practices integral to sustainable living. The Minor has two ...

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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.