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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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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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The curriculum leading to a B. S. degree in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in mathematics, physical, natural and engineering sciences. Instruction in environmental engineering includes air pollution, surface ...

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department is committed to finding solutions to our major sustainability challenges this century, as well as educating and training the leaders who will have a ...

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Environmental Systems Engineering (BS)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This interdisciplinary program has two options: (1) Environmental Systems Engineering is concerned with the impact of industrial activities on the environment and the choice of cost-effective remediation strategies; (2) Environmental ...

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Electric Power & Energy Systems Concentration, Electrical Engineering (BSE)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The goal of the electric power and energy systems concentration is to prepare graduates for positions in industries dealing with generation, transmission and utilization of electric power. Generation includes conventional ...

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Alternative Energy Concentration, Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The alternative energy technologies concentration explores the demands of energy resources in the new economy. This program strives to educate individuals in the use of energy sources such as solar ...

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Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering Concentration (BSE)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The ABET-accredited BSE engineering program prepares graduates to collaborate across disciplines to design and build solutions to real-world problems. In the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, students apply fundamental ...

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Mechanical Engineering - Energy & Environment (BSE)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The concentration in energy and environment, within the BSE in mechanical engineering, is designed to prepare students to analyze technical problems in: air pollution, climate change, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability ...

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MSE in Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MSE in sustainable engineering is a multidisciplinary graduate program ideal for professionals and graduate-level students with engineering and physical science backgrounds who wish to design a flexible individualized plan ...

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Master in Chemical Engineering: Energy & Sustainable Development

  • Polytechnique Montreal (QC)

The Energy and Sustainable Development option of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering is intended for candidates who want to improve their training in the analysis, selection, design, installation ...

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Master in Energy Engineering: Renewable Energy

  • Polytechnique Montreal (QC)

The Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Modular Mastery in Mechanical Engineering course is designed for applicants who wish to further their training in the design and manufacturing of products and ...

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Master in Mechanical Engineering: Sustainable Design & Manufacturing

  • Polytechnique Montreal (QC)

The Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Modular Mastery in Mechanical Engineering course is designed for applicants who wish to further their training in the design and manufacturing of products and ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Environmental Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to the design and development of systems, processes, and tools needed for the protection of the environment, human health, and natural ecosystems ...

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Geoenvironmental Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

This certificate program is designed to provide formalized education in the area of geoenvironmental engineering.

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Environmental Science & Policy (BS)

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)

The B. S. in Environmental Science and Policy was approved in 1995. This interdisciplinary program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. All students must complete the University ...

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Sustainable Forest Management (MF/MS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Sustainable Forest Management graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program follows ...

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Sustainable Forest Management (MS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program ...

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Sustainable Forest Management (PhD)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Sustainable Forest Management graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program follows ...

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Sustainable Forest Management Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Sustainable Forest Management graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program follows ...

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Coastal & Marine Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

  • East Carolina University (NC)

ECU’s Coastal and Marine Studies Interdisciplinary Minor prepares students with a broad understanding of coastal and marine resources, science, and management in order to understand policy dilemmas and critically ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

With an emphasis on liberal arts, the Program in Environmental Studies seeks to facilitate student development of an interdisciplinary understanding of the relationships that define the interaction between humans and ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

The program curriculum allows students to develop interdisciplinary expertise and an understanding of how insights from different disciplines complement each other. This is not only a unique academic experience, but ...

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Technology, Society, Environment Studies Minor

  • Carleton University (ON)

The TSE courses reflect the need to modernize education by tailoring it to our future needs. Taking one or more TSE courses makes it possible for students to "acquire an ...

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Environmental Biology (Bachelor)

  • Beloit College (WI)

The environmental biology major provides a broad background in the biological sciences with a focus on how humans interact with their biological environments.

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Environmental Chemistry (Bachelor)

  • Beloit College (WI)

The environmental chemistry major provides an understanding of the chemical sciences with a focus on environmental processes and human interactions with these processes.

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • Beloit College (WI)

The environmental studies major provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of interactions between humans and the environment. It is organized into two tracks: “Environmental Communication and Arts” is oriented ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Beloit College (WI)

The environmental studies minor offers the opportunity to study environmentally related topics in economics, political science, natural science, philosophy, and environmental studies courses.

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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Middlebury College (VT)

The program brings together a community of scholars and students engaged in the study of the human relationship to the environment from many different directions, across 24 departments on our ...

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International Environmental Policy (MA)

  • Middlebury College (VT)

Monterey Institute's MA in International Environmental Policy program prepares the next generation of leaders in governments, international organizations, and private businesses. The program creates courses that address the latest ...

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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Administration & Policy (BS)

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The environmental sciences degree uses a set of science core courses and a concentration in a natural science or social science discipline to help students develop a science-based approach to ...

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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Management (BS)

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The environmental sciences degree uses a set of science core courses and a concentration in a natural science or social science discipline to help students develop a science-based approach to ...

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Environmental Sustainability Minor

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This minor allows students to explore climate change, the relationship between nature and culture, the ethics and politics of environmental decision-making, and how perspectives on sustainability are expressed humanistically, politically ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BA/BS)

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

The environmental problems that threaten the planet on which our society depends are complex, requiring us to integrate insights across the disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of these problems ...

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Environmental Science & Policy Minor

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

The environmental problems that threaten the planet on which our society depends are complex, requiring us to integrate insights across the disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of these problems ...

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Environmental Issues Minor

  • Colorado College (CO)

This Environmental Issues minor is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and opportunities. This interdisciplinary minor draws from economic, political science, philosophy, sociology ...

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Environmental Policy Minor

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)

A minor in environmental policy provides context for the students to understand how society, economics and politics help develop and shape policies that affect our environment and long-term sustainability, as ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (MA/MS)

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)

The MA degree in Environmental Science and Policy provides a balance between Environmental Science and Environmental Policy in a format desired by practicing professionals in environmental fields. Comprising a themed ...

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Earth, Environment & Global Sustainability (Bachelor)

  • Bentley University (MA)

Bentley University offers a liberal studies major concentration in Earth, Environment, and Global Sustainability (EEGS) which consists of eight courses and provides students with a background in Earth or environmental ...

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Environmental Management & Protection (BS)

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

The Environmental Management & Protection program is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary course of study integrating the biophysical and social/economical/political sciences. The curriculum emphasizes management and protection of ecosystem structures ...

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Environmental Studies Major

  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

The Environmental Studies Program at California State University San Marcos provides a collaborative setting for faculty, students, and community partners to study environmental and land-use issues. The degree provides introductory ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

The Environmental Studies minor was designed to allow for exploration of environmental and sustainability issues through a variety of academic disciplines. Students develop a broad understanding of the interactions between ...

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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.