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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Using Community‐Based Learning to Teach Environmental Sustainability Engineering: Notes from the Classroom

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

In line with University of Wisconsin tradition, community-based learning was integrated into a course on sustainability as an opportunity for students to apply the tools learned in the course to ...


Sustainability segmentation of business students: Toward self-regulated development of critical and interpretational competences in a post-truth era

  • Leuven University College
  • Open University of the Netherlands
  • University of Antwerp

This article adds insights in students' attitudes toward sustainability, with specific focus on students in business management/marketing. It builds upon a number of conceptual interpretations and barriers for change ...


Environment and Pedagogy in Higher Education

  • Kennesaw State University (GA)

The commitment to participate in ecological protection has grown considerably and, in the academic world, it has been tackled primarily by the Social Sciences. The Humanities has followed suit and ...


Environmental Policy Concentration, Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Fellows concentrating in Environmental Policy tailor their courses to gain an understanding of current economic, social, political, technical and legal issues regarding the restoration and ...

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Sustainable Energy Graduate Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Meeting the energy needs of the present and future global population is a grand challenge for the 21st century. This will hasten an improvement in lifestyles of those from developing ...

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Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics Minor is one of three applied economics minors offered at the The Dyson School. Applied economics minors are available to all undergraduate students at ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Sciences Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Students seeking a minor in Environmental & Sustainability Science will customize a course of study that will allow them to develop a basic knowledge of biological, physical and social scientific ...

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Natural Resources (MS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Graduate training emphasizes developing broad-based knowledge necessary to manage natural resources. The Field of Natural Resources encompasses a broad range of sub-disciplines, including:

• Applied Ecology • Conservation Biology • Ecosystem Biology and ...

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Design and Environmental Analysis (BA)

  • Cornell University (NY)

D+EA combines innovative design thinking with insightful design research to understand how our daily lives are impacted by the built environment. Through multidisciplinary training in human-centered design, environmental psychology ...

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Sustainable Tourism Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The graduate certificate in sustainable tourism, offered by the School of Community Resources and Development, is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the tourism industry ...

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Complex Adaptive Systems Science Concentration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Complex adaptive systems science is the study of interactive and dynamic systems that change over time, producing their own emergent properties. The complex adaptive systems science graduate certificate can be ...

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Wetland Science and Management Certificate

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

The Departments of Environmental Sciences and Oceanography and Coastal Sciences of the College of the Coast & Environment jointly offer a graduate minor in Wetland Science and Management. The minor ...

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Natural Resource Ecology & Management (BS)

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

The School of Renewable Natural Resources offers a B.S in Natural Resource Ecology and Management. The curriculum is diverse with opportunities to study wetlands, wildlife, conservation biology, fisheries, aquaculture ...

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Environmental Science (MS)

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

The MS in Environmental Science provides a framework for advanced study and research. A thesis is required, and students in the program may pursue any topic approved by a thesis ...

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Planning and Development Minor

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

This curriculum examines economic, social, demographic, and political bases for sustainable community and regional development and planning. Introduces the theory, evolution and practice of planning for sustainable communities and regions ...

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Sustainability Studies Minor

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

The Sustainability Pathway introduces the multiple dimensions surrounding environmental issues and needed skills to enter both the workforce and public life as a socially-responsible and environmentally-minded citizen. To deepen awareness ...

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Sustainable Manufacturing (BS)

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

The sustainable manufacturing faculty are committed to preparing graduates for a variety of manufacturing careers, ranging from research and development to mass production. The faculty provide students with a broad ...

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International Development, Energy and Environment (MA)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Energy and Environment explores the politics and policies of the worldwide energy industry, examining ways to meet global energy needs in a sustainable, environmentally conscious way. Graduate School of Public ...

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Sustainable Engineering (MS)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Sustainability is integrated throughout our engineering curriculum especially at the undergraduate level, and this new master’s program complements and builds upon this foundation. Industry, government, non-profits, and the military ...

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Sustainability Certificate

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The aim of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability is to provide undergraduates the opportunity to enhance their education by including sustainability in their course of study. This new certificate program ...

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Urban Studies (BA)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

In such a rapidly changing world, Pitt's Urban Studies major enables students to explore the fascinating complexities of urban environments, in the U.S. and internationally, to understand the ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The environmental engineering major leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering will prepare graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, chemistry (including ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Founded in 1996, the Environmental Studies (ES) Program has become one of the most successful interdisciplinary majors at the University of Pittsburgh. Students may take classes in six different schools ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on documenting the impacts that people have on our environment, on reducing the harmful effects of these impacts, and on restoring aspects ...

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Wind Energy Certificate

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

This 15-hour graduate certificate offers professionals post-baccalaureate level training options in six topic areas relevant to the industry, including detailed case studies. Specifically designed for non-technical professionals who wish to ...

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Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management (PSM)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The Professional Science Master's degree (PSM) in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares graduates for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit sectors ...

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Wind Science and Engineering (PhD)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The educational objectives of the Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Ph.D. program are to provide graduates with the broad education necessary to pursue studies and solve problems related to ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Natural Resources Management (BS)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

All students who earn a degree in NRM will learn:

  1. the science of applying ecological principles to problems in natural resources management
  2. the art of making decisions that benefit multiple ...
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Enhancing student engagement in business sustainability through games

  • University of Worcester

This paper aims to explore the value students place on the sustainable strategies game (SSG) which seeks to improve student engagement in business sustainability through enhanced game-based learning. This game ...

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Drama in higher education for sustainability: work-based learning through fiction?

  • Stockholm University

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to highlight the use of drama in the context of professional learning for sustainability, and specifically, a drama workshop on sustainability for in-service ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Sustainability and engagement: strange bedfellows in the undergraduate textbook

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Pacific University (OR)

This paper aims to examine the textual coverage of the topic of public engagement in leading English language sustainability textbooks.

In this paper, the authors’ findings are based on a ...

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Pedagogy and Evaluation of an Envision Case Study Module Bridging Sustainable Engineering and Behavioral Science

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Designing for sustainability demands systems thinking and problem-based learning focused on the types of ill-structured problems found in the real world. The approach detailed in this paper uses the Envision ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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The green economy learning assessment South Africa: Lessons for higher education, skills and work-based learning

  • Rhodes University

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to share and analyse the methodology and findings of the 2016 Green Economy Learning Assessment South Africa, including learning needs identified with reference ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Vocation for planetary citizenship: Lutheran liberal arts education in the Anthropocene

  • Concordia College - Moorhead (MN)

The focus question of this article is, “In what ways should Lutheran higher education's teaching on vocation be revised to include the fact that we are living in a ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Sustainability, Human Well-Being, and the Future of Education

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • University of Helsinki

This open access book explores the key dimensions of a future education system designed to enable individuals, schools, and communities to achieve the twin twenty-first century challenges of sustainability and ...

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Public and International Affairs with a focus on Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (PhD)

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The program focuses on applications of natural and social science methodology to policy issues with a heavy scientific or technological component.

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Technology and Society, Energy Track Certificate

  • Princeton University (NJ)

This cross-disciplinary certificate program is offered in partnership between the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Keller Center. It is targeted to students, both engineers/scientists and ...

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Sustainable Energy Certficate

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Program in Sustainable Energy is designed for Princeton undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers or graduate education in the area of sustainable energy science and technology to ...

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Environmental Studies Certificate

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Environmental Studies Program, offered by the Princeton Environmental Institute, emphasizes experiential learning through courses and related fieldwork, offers a robust program of summer internships, and provides support for field ...

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Environmental and Ecological Science (BS)

  • Elon University (NC)

The B.S. degree in Environmental and Ecological Science includes advanced study of ecological processes for those students who are specifically interested in environmental science careers in ecosystem management, wildlife ...

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Environmental Education Minor

  • Northland College (WI)

The field and practice of environmental education refers to both formal and non-formal efforts to teach about how natural environments function, how human behaviors shape and influence those natural functions ...

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Natural Resources (BS)

  • Northland College (WI)

Students will be working closely with faculty who will immerse you in the wildlife, fisheries, forests, wetlands, streams, and lakes of this northern ecosystem. They'll acquire the knowledge and ...

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BS)

  • Northland College (WI)

Consumers are increasingly wanting to take responsibility for their health and for society. In this major, students will build on the basics of entrepreneurship and ecological and social concerns through ...

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Water Resource Management Certificate

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Eco League Water Resources Management Certificate program trains students to meet the water crisis head on through an integrated, solution-oriented, hands-on program that takes advantage of regional perspectives and ...

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Ethics and Social Sustainability Certificate

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Ethics and Social Sustainability (ESS) certificate will add value to any major. It complements Green Mountain College’s sustainability-focused liberal arts mission and curriculum. The ESS certificate may be ...

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Environmental Education Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College education students will receive close one-to-one mentoring from expert faculty and find many opportunities to practice your teaching and leadership skills before they graduate.

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Environmental Policy Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The environmental policy minor is house under the environmental studies program, and provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience that they will need to address complex environmental and social ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The environmental studies program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience that they will need to address complex environmental and social problems. By helping students become critical thinkers and ...

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Resilient and Sustainable Communities Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Global ecological and social changes resulting from climate disruption, human population growth, and recourse depletion create unprecedented challenges for communities around the world. Understanding how communities can adapt to these ...

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Applied Environmental Science (BS)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College’s Applied Environmental Science (AES) major combines GMC’s strong science program with the College’s sustainability mission to create a rigorous, academic program grounded in real-world ...

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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
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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
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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.