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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Geography (combined BA/MA)

  • University at Albany (NY)

The combined B.A./M.A. program in geography provides an opportunity for students of recognized academic ability and educational maturity to fulfill integrated requirements of undergraduate and master’s ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (Meteorology) BS

  • University at Albany (NY)

Atmospheric science is the study of the Earth’s atmosphere and its relationship to other processes and systems, encompassing the fields of meteorology and climatology. These areas of scientific inquiry ...

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Environmental Science Concentration, Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)

  • University at Albany (NY)

The B.S. in Environmental Science, technically known as a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a faculty-initiated concentration in Environmental Science, offers majors considerable flexibility to choose among four ...

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Ecology and Environmental Biology Concentration, Biology (BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Biology Department offers a Concentration within the Biology Major for students with interests in Ecology, Field Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Biology, Conservation Biology, Evolution, Animal Behavior, and Organismal Biology ...

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Concentration, Economics (BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

As part of the nationally recognized JMU College of Business, the economics major fosters an understanding and appreciation of economic forms of explanation and their relationships to other social sciences ...

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Environmental and Engineering Geology Concentration, Geology (BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Geology major offers specialized study focusing on earth materials, internal and external earth processes, analysis of earth history and appreciation of geology to environmental and engineering issues. The program ...

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Natural Resource and Environmental Law and Policy Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Students in this minor explore the laws and policies that govern natural resources in the US from many different perspectives. Natural Resource and Environmental Law and Policy minors must complete ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Sustainability Minor provides students with a rich interdisciplinary curriculum that explores sustainability issues in the world today and fosters the knowledge, skills and abilities to address complex sustainability issues ...

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Fisheries Management Certificate

  • Oregon State University (OR)

This 18-credit graduate credential helps prepare students to link scientists, decision-makers, and stakeholders when managing recreational and commercial fisheries and fish habitat and to contribute towards the general conservation of ...

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Biological and Ecological Engineering (PhD)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in ...

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Biological and Ecological Engineering (MEng)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in ...

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Biological and Ecological Engineering (MS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in ...

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Marine Conservation and Management Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Marine Conservation and Management Minor focuses on marine vertebrates, conservation science, and management of living marine resources. You can earn this minor in Marine Conservation and Management through a ...

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Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences minor offers a broad foundation in biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function and human influences on natural resources, as well as fish and wildlife biology.

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Online Fisheries and Wildlife (BS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

If you are looking for a flexible opportunity to complete your first or second (post baccalaureate) BS degree, without sacrificing experiential learning, the Ecampus Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) Sciences degree ...

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Fisheries and Wildlife (BS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The undergraduate curriculum is composed of a Baccalaureate Core, Fisheries and Wildlife Core including two internships, and a specialization. The specialization is a 24 credit plan of study which you ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

This minor incorporates courses from Anthropology, Art, Economics, Education, History and Politics - in addition to science courses - to give a diverse background to sustainability and its impacts throughout our country.

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Pacific University (OR)

Develop a deep understanding of ecological and physical earth systems, the effects of human activities on these systems and how we can alter these patterns to produce more-desirable outcomes. Students ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Pacific University (OR)

Students develop a core understanding of the language concepts and methods of environmental sciences, as well as perspectives on current issues facing the environment. They have a deeper understanding of ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Pacific University (OR)

Students develop a core understanding of the language concepts and methods of environmental sciences, as well as perspectives on current issues facing the environment. They have a deeper understanding of ...

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Environmental Policy Minor

  • Pacific University (OR)

Students minoring in environmental policy gain basic knowledge of environmental science, along with the economics, politics, history and ethics that play into decisions related to the environment. They obtain the ...

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Global Citizenship Certificate

  • Florida State University (FL)

The Center for Global Engagement Global Citizenship Certificate prepares students to be global citizens regardless of their major. Students take four courses in diversity, politics and religion, global social and ...

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Geography Minor

  • Florida State University (FL)

Geography bridges the social sciences and physical sciences in the pursuit of how humans affect and are affected by natural environment. Geographers examine many social/physical issues at every scale ...

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Bachelors in Geography

  • Florida State University (FL)

Geography bridges the social sciences and physical sciences in the pursuit of how humans affect and are affected by natural environment. Geographers examine many social/physical issues at every scale ...

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Environmental Science Major

  • Florida State University (FL)

Environmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of environmental systems from a scientific perspective. Drawing principally from the areas of oceanography, geology, meteorology, biology and chemistry, the Environmental Science program will ...

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Advanced Certificate in Sustainability

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

This advanced certificate consisting of 15 graduate credit hours will serve as a locus for interactions among a diverse array of students and faculty throughout the university and initiate transdisciplinary ...

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Environmental Law (LLM)

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured program of study and experience.

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Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (MS)

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Students pursuing the EWRE degree follow a single set of course requirements with considerable flexibility in selection of elective classes.

Some of the top priorities concerning environmental engineers are the ...

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Social Justice Minor

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The Minor in Social Justice focuses on the causes and consequences of social injustices and gives students the knowledge to analyze social injustices and to work to combat them. Career ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Designed for students with an interest in environmental issues the Environmental Studies minor provides an introduction to the field. The minor examines how human society intersects with the natural environment ...

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Environmental Studies Major

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The Environmental Studies major is intended for those interested in the environment and concerned with loss of habitat, global warming, and the impact that human beings have on the natural ...

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Engineering for One Planet: Launching a Collaborative Effort to Proliferate Principles of Environmentally Responsible Engineering in Higher Education Institutions

  • The Lemelson Foundation (OR)

Engineers build our human-made physical and virtual worlds, and many engineers will become the inventors and entrepreneurs that envision and create the future material world we live in. Engineers hold ...

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Celebrating Diversity is not Enough: Teaching Social Justice

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Social justice and equity are a prominent dimensions of sustainability that can be overlooked or under-taught across the curriculum. Well-meaning instructors may focus on “celebrating diversity” or exception individuals rather ...

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STARS Incorporation into Capability-Based Gen Ed Curriculum

  • Eureka College (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will cover incorporating STARS data collection AND report segments into an introductory sustainability course that fulfills a capability-based general education requirement (Sustainable Practices and Environmental Conscience). We will ...

  • Posted Aug. 8, 2019
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Sustainability Capstone PISA

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

Through the Innovation and Sustainability Office, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador has developed a capstone course called Social and Environmental Project (PISA is the acronym in Spanish ...


Campus-based Climate Resiliency Field Study Program

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Sustainability collaborated with academic and operational partners to create a field study program that focused on campus climate resiliency. The experiential learning program ...


Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Certificate

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Certificate will give practicing lawyers an in-depth understanding of the legal aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy, mining law, renewable energy ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2019
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Sustainable Energy Development MSc

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The University of Calgary’s Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) is a combined offering through the Haskayne School of Business, Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculties ...

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Development Studies (BA)

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Development Studies scholars ask questions such as: How do we define human rights? What does it mean for a country to ‘develop’? How is the global community interconnected?

Development Studies ...

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Environmental Science & Ecology (MS/BS) Combined Degree

  • State University of New York at Brockport (NY)

Through a curriculum with a core in the disciplines of biology, ecology, chemistry, and geology, the accelerated dual degree program develops the conceptual knowledge and technical skills necessary to address ...

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Environmental Science & Ecology (MS)

  • State University of New York at Brockport (NY)

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Ecology is a demanding, thesis-based experience. The curriculum is designed to challenge students to think critically, independently, and creatively, while providing the ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • State University of New York at Brockport (NY)

Through a curriculum with a common core in the disciplines of biology, ecology, chemistry and geology, and a focused track, environmental science majors develop the conceptual knowledge and technical skills ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • State University of New York at Brockport (NY)

The Environmental Science minor (18 credits) prepares the student for postgraduate education or employment in environmentally related fields (e.g., environmental health and safety, government policy-making, non-governmental organizations). To ensure ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • State University of New York at Brockport (NY)

The Environmental Studies minor offers students a variety of scientific, social, economic, political, and literary perspectives on environmental issues. Gaining these perspectives will help students become environmentally literate citizens and ...

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Principles of Sustainability, General Education Path

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The goal of this path is to broadly educate students about the fundamental concepts of sustainability including economic, environmental, and social aspects. It is designed to supplement education in other ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2019
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Sustainability Specialization, BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The Interdisciplinary Studies Option is designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education. Students take courses in the language arts, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. As part ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The Sustainability Minor is available for students interested in learning current and best practices for planetary sustainability on an individual, institutional, regional and global level. This minor offers a broad ...

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Agri-Business Management Certificate

  • Fanshawe College (ON)

Agri-Business Management is a one-year Graduate Certificate program designed for people who wish to enter a career in the agricultural sector at the supervisory level, or to manage relationships in ...

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Understanding Sustainability Through Transdisciplinary Narratives

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

The concepts of “more” and “better” drive social narratives about they kind of world we’re creating: a future of more stuff and strife, or one based on a better ...

  • Posted Aug. 1, 2019
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The University of Winnipeg's Star Blanket Mural

  • University of Winnipeg (MB)

This mural covering the University of Winnipeg’s Helen Betty Osborne Building depicts a Star Blanket, and symbolizes the institution’s commitment to indigenization and reconciliation. The mural was completed ...

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

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
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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
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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.