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 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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Environmental Education Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College certificate in environmental education is for traditional and nontraditional educators and is designed to establish standards for professional excellence in environmental education. Environmental education ...

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Outdoor & Environmental Education Minor

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

This minor provides students with essential skills necessary to inspire future stewards, education people of all ages and from all backgrounds in both formal and informal settings. This skill set ...

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Architectural Conservation & Sustainability Engineering (BEng)

  • Carleton University (ON)

Carleton’s program in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering teaches students to approach the design and retrofit of new and existing buildings with sustainability as the primary objective, which includes ...

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Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering (BEng)

  • Carleton University (ON)

This program provides analytical and hands-on skills for designing, building, operating and enhancing sustainable energy systems that combine energy generation, distribution and utilization in an environmentally responsible and economically beneficial ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

WPI’s interdisciplinary Environmental Engineering (EVE) program offers students an exciting opportunity to focus their technical capabilities on evolving science and engineering that affects human quality of life all over ...

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Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

WPI’s interdisciplinary Environmental Engineering (EVE) program offers students an exciting opportunity to focus their technical capabilities on evolving science and engineering that affects human quality of life all over ...

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Environmental Resources Engineering (BS)

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

This program offers engineering science and design course work in the areas of environmental and related resources with a breadth and combination unparalleled in the United States. Our graduates use ...

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Tennessee Technological University (TN)

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program provides a basic civil engineering education with depth in the areas of environmental engineering, structural engineering, structural mechanics, and transportation. Civil and Environmental Engineers ...

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Renewable (Solar) Energy Option, Energy Engineering (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The UMass Lowell graduate program in Energy Engineering offers professional training at the master's degree level designed to prepare the student to perform state-of-the-art work on energy systems.

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Environmental Engineering (BSE)

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

The environmental engineering program provides undergraduate students with the background necessary to bridge the gap between understanding challenging societal problems in the air, water, land, and subsurface environments, and preventing ...

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Energy & Environment Specialization, Engineering Program

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The Energy and Environment Specialization provides education and training necessary for understanding, avoiding, minimizing and (effectively and efficiently) solving industrial challenges related to the impact of energy utilization on the ...

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Bioresource Engineering (MS)

  • McGill University (QC)

The Bioresource Engineering program (BREE) is interdisciplinary, being founded on an integration of engineering with the biological sciences. Bioresource Engineering includes the design, construction, operation, maintenance, remediation and upgrading of ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Bachelor of Science - Environmental Engineering (BSENVE) program provides training for engineers to preserve the natural environment – an especially important part of our culture in Portland and in the state ...

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Energy Systems Concentration, Engineering (MS)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

Issues related to limited energy resources, energy efficiency and conservation, and renewable energy, as well as the effects of ever-increasing energy production and consumption are prompting a significant surge in ...

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • University of South Florida (FL)

Students following the Civil Engineering curriculum have the opportunity during their senior year to specialize with elective courses in the concentrations of: Geotechnical/Transportation, Structures/Materials, or Water/Environmental.

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Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The M. S. E. V. is a research-oriented degree in which the student writes, as a major part of the degree requirements, a thesis that defines, examines, and reports in ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Environmental Engineering major is structured to provide students with appropriate background in the physical, chemical and biological sciences together with the mathematical, planning, analysis and design tools necessary to ...

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Wind Energy Minor

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The curriculum of the newly approved PhD degree program for WESEP, as part of our IGERT project: A new PhD Program on Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy (WESEP), includes ...

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Wind Energy Science, Engineering & Policy (PhD)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The curriculum of the newly approved PhD degree program for WESEP, as part of our IGERT project: A new PhD Program on Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy (WESEP), includes ...

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Environmental Resources Engineering (BS)

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

The program’s mission is to educate students to identify and solve complex environmental resources engineering problems. The program prepares responsible leaders who will sustain, restore and protect our natural ...

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Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

Our department has a rich history of teaching excellence and a diverse group of faculty whose research efforts have led to the development of nationally and internationally recognized programs in ...

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Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

Current research activities encompass physical/chemical/biological wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, drinking water treatment, groundwater and soil remediation, and indoor air pollution control.

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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.