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 Studies Focus, Master in Interdisciplinary Studies (MIIS)

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

The Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to combine the theory and practice of several strands or disciplines of inquiry originating in a variety of other academic areas ...

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Environmental Science Major

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

The combination of an integrated core in environmental science, depth in a particular science and breadth in environmentally-related classes across the liberal arts will prepare students for career success and ...

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Environmental Studies (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This interdisciplinary program offers a Master of Science in Environmental Studies (Environmental Engineering Sciences Concentration) with a thesis or a non-thesis track option. Enrollment in the program is open to ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (PhD)

  • University of Miami (FL)

The Abess Center's Ph. D. in Environmental Science and Policy program enables students to tap into synergistic research networks across a range of schools and colleges at the University ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

Environmental scientists study the effects of pollutants and toxins on ecosystems and implement ways to restore polluted environments to their natural state. They identify and quantify pollutants, as well as ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies curriculum takes full advantage of its location in a major urban setting in fulfilling its commitment to urban education, research and community service ...

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Geography & Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The B. S. in Geography and Environmental Sciences explores human-environment relationships, and equips students to meet challenges brought about by such relationships.

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Environmental Action & Leadership Minor

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

This minor is intended to provide knowledge of and insight into environmental issues, and develop skills in communication, group management and leadership to facilitate action toward solving environmental problems and ...

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Environmental Science - Conservation & Restoration (BS)

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Students studying Conservation and Restoration develop a solid foundation in environmental science, environmental economics and policy, and the ways that society can effectively enhance biodiversity. Coursework, labs, and field experiences ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

The Environmental Science minor is intended to provide a base in the science, social & political issues, and methods relevant to understanding environmental issues and working to solve environmental problems.

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Interdisciplinary Studies - Environmental Studies Track (BS)

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The Environmental Studies track is a program that prepares students for a number of interesting and challenging careers. Its interdisciplinary nature provides students with tools that can be applied across ...

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Combined Degree: Environmental & Conservation Sciences BS, Native Studies BA

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Combined environmental and conversation science with a foundation in Native studies. Students will have the opportunity to: Graduate with two degrees in five years—Bachelor of Science in Environmental & ...

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Environmental & Conservation Sciences (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The B. Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences program is for students interested in the natural world, its management, conservation and ecological perspectives. Graduates have a strong background in basic ...

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Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Northern Systems Major (BS Joint Degree Program)

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Yukon College (YT)

Students will learn skills to develop solutions to issues such as global climate change, decreasing non-renewable energy resources, land use, changes in water quantity and quality, and wildlife conservation and ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Environmental Studies is a joint program of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES). It combines education in the principles of environmental science ...

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Environmental Studies (BA) & Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

These interdisciplinary areas of study examine natural processes in our environment, the dependence of human society on nature, and our impact on nature through culture and technology. Environmental Science emphasizes ...

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Forest Business Management (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

During this four-year degree program, students will have the opportunity to become a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) after graduation, Prepare for a management career in the forest industry,take courses ...

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Forestry (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Students in this four-year degree program will have the opportunity to learn forest management techniques, including the protection and use of forested areas while ensuring sustainability and other social and ...

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MBA in Natural Resources Energy & Environment

  • University of Alberta (AB)

In the NREE specialization, Alberta MBA students develop an energy-related analytical expertise based on a broad understanding of the resource and energy industries from the exploration and project development phases ...

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Rural & Environmental Sociology (PhD)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Rural sociology examines social structure and social change in rural areas, as well as issues such as food and agriculture, forestry, mining and energy development. Researchers in this program examine ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The mission of the Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary is to educate undergraduate students to be leading environmental scientists who are experienced in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing ...

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Environmental Analysis & Policy (BA)

  • Boston University (MA)

Students in the Environmental Analysis & Policy (EAP) major are trained broadly in the social sciences with a clearly defined specialization in the environmental field. Students receive an extensive introduction ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The program remains interdisciplinary in that each student is responsible for developing the proper mix of courses from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to meet his or her ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The program remains interdisciplinary in that each student is responsible for developing the proper mix of courses from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to meet his or her ...

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BS in Environment

  • McGill University (QC)

Students are exposed to the different approaches, perspectives, and world views that will help them gain an understanding of the complexity and conflicts that underlie most environmental problems. Through the ...

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Diploma in Environment

  • McGill University (QC)

The Diploma in Environment is designed for students with an undergraduate degree who wish to enrich or reorient their training, supplementing their specialization with additional undergraduate level course work. The ...

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Minor in Environment

  • McGill University (QC)

The Environment Minor (18 credits) is intended to complement the expertise gained through a major or faculty program outside the MSE. Students taking an Environment Minor are exposed to different ...

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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary field that incorporates social sciences, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and geology in order to examine the interactions between human beings and the natural world.

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • Portland State University (OR)

Environmental Science at PSU is the study of the interactions between society and the physical, chemical, ecological and biological processes that structure and maintain ecosystems. The Environmental Science and Management ...

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Master's of Environmental Management (MEM)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) degree teaches students how to analyze and manage natural environments for human benefit and ecosystem health. The Environmental Science and Management MEM course curriculum ...

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Forestry (BS)

  • University of Montana (MT)

The College of Forestry and Conservation's undergraduate degree program in Forestry teach students about forest ecology, silviculture and timber harvesting. It also allows students to focus in the areas ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Emerson College (MA)

This interdisciplinary minor examines environmental processes, challenges, and solutions from a variety of perspectives, including science, policy, economics, history, ethics, media, literature, and the arts. Students will explore the relationships ...

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Environmental Science (Bachelor)

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

This degree prepares students to address pertinent environmental issues and move organizations/systems towards sustainable futures. The Environmental Science degree is yet another key sustainability-centered degree program.

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

This degree is designed around providing students with all skills necessary to take on environmentally-based jobs upon graduation. Sustainability is at the core of this entire program.

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Environment & Society (MS)

  • Utah State University (UT)

The curriculum has its foundations in social science, with infusions of ecology and natural resource management, so that students may learn how to help individuals and organizations operate sustainably and ...

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Environment & Society (PhD)

  • Utah State University (UT)

The curriculum has its foundations in social science, with infusions of ecology and natural resource management, so that students may learn how to help individuals and organizations operate sustainably and ...

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • Utah State University (UT)

Environmental Studies is a flexible field of study that helps prepare students for a variety of careers that involve people and their relationship to the natural world. This degree prepares ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BS)

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) is a Bachelor of Science degree. This unique interdisciplinary program incorporates courses from various colleges across the University. Although there are ...

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • Concordia College - Moorhead (MN)

The environmental studies program equips students with an interdisciplinary framework for analyzing, assessing and responsibly engaging contemporary environmental issues and problems affecting earth systems and human societies across the world ...

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Global Environmental Studies Concentration

  • Concordia College - Moorhead (MN)

This concentration is for students who are interested in gaining the expertise necessary for engaging with the ecological and environmental issues facing humanity. Environmental problems and their solutions are explored ...

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Environmental Assessment (MEnv)

  • Concordia University (IL)

The MEnv in Environmental Assessment integrates the human and biogeophysical aspects of environmental assessment in a multidisciplinary academic and real world setting. The program combines scholarly excellence and practical experiences ...

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Graduate Diploma in Environmental Assessment (DEA)

  • Concordia University (IL)

The Diploma is a course-based program that is directed towards individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the environmental assessment field. It is also directed towards individuals presently ...

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Human Environment (BA)

  • Concordia University (IL)

Students explore how geography influences human behavior and examine the impact of human activity on the environment. Knowledge of this complex relationship will lead students towards creative solutions for some ...

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Minor in Human Environment

  • Concordia University (IL)

Students explore how geography influences human behavior and examine the impact of human activity on the environment. Knowledge of this complex relationship will lead students towards creative solutions for some ...

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Climate Change Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and dozens of courses at Cornell explore the many facets of a warming world – from impacts on farming ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Sciences Major

  • Cornell University (NY)

This interdisciplinary and integrated major seeks to advance students’ critical abilities to solve real-world environmental problems, manage social-ecological systems in a sustainable manner, and affect decisions involving environmental policy, resource ...

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • Luther College (IA)

The interdisciplinary major in environmental studies is designed to provide students with fundamental resources for understanding the complex and dynamic relations between humans and the natural world. The major integrates ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Luther College (IA)

Similar in scope and content to the environmental studies major, a minor in environmental studies requires the student to take five approved environmental studies

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Environmental Science Bachelor

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Environmental Science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. The magnitude and complexity of environmental problems are creating a growing need for scientists with ...

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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Environmental Studies Program deals with the relationship between humans and nature, or between humans and natural systems. The curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of regional and ...

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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
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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.