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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BA in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Sterling College (VT)

Studying sustainable food systems means taking an ecological approach to the future of food and food production. Students will examine the social, cultural, and ecological impacts of the way food ...

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BA in Sustainable Living

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

MUM established the first four-year Sustainable Living degree program in 2003, and is a leader in the field. This new academic discipline is now being pioneered at MUM and an ...

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BA in Urban & Environmental Planning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Program in Urban and Environmental Planning balances the development of professional planning skills with a liberal arts education emphasizing interdisciplinary study. Graduates work in the pubilc, private, and non-profit ...

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BA in Urban Environmental Studies

  • Birmingham-Southern College (AL)

The Urban Environmental Studies major provides students with an opportunity to study the problems and potential solutions related to the accelerated degradation of our environment, including water and air quality ...

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BA in Urban Studies

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The major trains undergraduates for a variety of future careers and fields of graduate study that are related to urban studies and planning. These include practice-oriented fields such as urban ...

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BA/BS in Environment, Economy, Development & Sustainability (EEDS)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. This cutting-edge major provides the core knowledge and skills ...

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BA/BS in Environment, Sustainability, & Society

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The ESS undergraduate program encourages students to pursue the academic discipline of their choice--anything from theatre to biology to business--and combine it with a major in Environment, Sustainability and Society ...

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BA/BS in Environmental Sciences

  • University of Iowa (IA)

Iowa’s Environmental Sciences Program offers rigorous training and a comprehensive approach, with four diverse environmental tracks: biosciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and hydrosciences. Hands-on field experience is a crucial component ...

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BA/BS in Environmental Studies

  • Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)

This interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program is designed to educate a new generation of students who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to advancing environmental sustainability both locally and globally. Students ...

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BA/BS in Environmental Studies & Sciences

  • Winthrop University (SC)

Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies

The BA degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of ...

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Bachelor in Environmental Studies

  • Austin College (TX)

Students who are interested in the environmental studies major are strongly encouraged to consult the program director at their earliest convenience, especially because eligibility for particular postgraduate opportunities may require ...

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Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES)

  • York University (ON)

The Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) program provides a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education in various fields relating to natural, built and social environments. The program is designed to equip students with ...

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Science Management

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Sustainable Science Management (SSM) degree program prepares students for wide variety of sustainability related positions such as: sustainability coordinator, sustainability specialist, environmental scientist. The ...

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Bachelor of Community Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Bachelor of Community Design degree is a general degree program introducing students to the principles and practices of Community Design. It will appeal to those interested in understanding how ...

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Bachelor of Design Studies in Sustainable Building Technology

  • Boston Architectural College (MA)

Students studying Sustainable Building Technology at the Boston Architectural College learn to design in ways that meet the needs of the present without compromising those of the future. Through the ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Planning

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

The Bachelor of Planning degree provides a broad education in environmental planning. The focus is on understanding the relationship between people and the environment and on reducing the environmental impact ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP)

  • University of Waikato

This is a four year degree dedicated to the study of Environmental Planning. The degree is unique in that it offers a multi-disciplinary research-led programme in Environmental Planning consistent with ...

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Bachelor of Environmental Policy & Management

  • The University of Adelaide (SA)

Environmental change is rapidly altering the world in which we live - its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity - and this has significant political and ...

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Bachelor of Environments

  • University of Melbourne

A unique program that brings together science, technology, design and the social sciences, The Bachelor of Environments will equip you with the knowledge needed to address the urgent problems our ...

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Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a 4-year, 120-credit, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that educates students in the comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and prepares them with the ...

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Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS) program emphasizes leadership, teamwork, entrepreneurialism, and experience. Students have the opportunity to specialize in one of four undergraduate concentrations: Sustainable Design and the Built Environment ...

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Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

  • James Cook University (Queensland)

JCU's Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science teaches students how to manage the delicate balance between profit, policy and conservation. Students develop skills that allow them to integrate and ...

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Bachelor of Urban & Environmental Planning, BA

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

The key strength of this program is that it produces planners who can understand both urban planning and environmental science issues. Taught via the use of innovative studios, project-based teaching ...

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Bachelor of Urban & Environmental Planning, BS

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

It gives you a unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist or as a planner. On graduating, you'll be equipped to play an important role ...

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Bachelor of Urban Planning

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

The Urban Planning program stresses planning as a problem-solving activity with special emphasis on the built and natural environment and on improving the quality of life. The goal of the ...

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Bachelor of Urban Sustainability

  • York University (ON)
  • Seneca College (ON)

The Urban Sustainability program is offered jointly by York University and Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. Joint programs allow you to combine your university education with specialized, college-based ...

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BEng in Sustainable Energy Engineering

  • The University of Adelaide (SA)

Students choose from three streams: chemical, electrical and mechanical. Each stream provides a strong technical and practical foundation in its own specialisation, together with a substantial component of cross-disciplinary studies ...

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Biology & Environmental Science (BA)

  • Davis & Elkins College (WV)

The Bachelor of Arts program is designed for those students whose careers in non-scientific areas may none-the-less demand considerable knowledge of environmental concepts. Both programs are designed to provide a ...

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BS Ecological Engineering

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Ecological Engineering BS program graduates students capable of analyzing problems that occur at the interface between humankind and the environment and synthesizing solutions to the benefit of both. These ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

A primary focus of the undergraduate environmental engineering program is to prepare graduates for professional practice. Thus, Cal Poly's "learn by doing" philosophy is emphasized and design is integrated ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Florida (FL)

At the undergraduate level, the Environmental Engineering program provides students with excellent engineering and sciences fundamentals specifically focusing on the principles of water supply treatment and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Environmental Engineering consists of study and especially amelioration of environmental problems. It is a highly-interdisciplinary field and provides opportunities for integrating mathematics, physics, hydrology, chemistry, biology and social sciences. Following ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Environmental Engineering involves designing environmental protection or remediation strategies for multiple resources-water, air, and soil, often with combinations of physical chemical, and biological treatment methods in the context of a ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

Like most engineering students, environmental engineering students develop a strong background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. However, the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of environmental issues requires that environmental engineers expand ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • Portland State University (OR)

The B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering focuses on the fundamentals of environmental and water resources engineering with recommended tracks in geo-environmental, surface water hydrology and remote sensing, surface and ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • Drexel University (PA)

The Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering builds on information from many of the sciences such as chemistry, physics, hydrology, geology, atmospheric science and several specializations of biology (ecology, microbiology ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • Cornell University (NY)

The collaborative undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering is supported by excellent teaching and research facilities including: laboratories for the analysis of water chemistry, physical/chemical/biological processes, biochemistry and microbiology ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

The culmination of each BS degree program in CEES is a two-semester capstone sequence. The capstone design experience requires students to draw upon various aspects of their undergraduate course work ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Department offers two degree options: 1) Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering; 2) Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, emphasis in Environmental Engineering. These programs have unique characteristics providing ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • San Diego State University (CA)

The environmental engineering field and environmental engineering education are multi-disciplinary. The BS degree provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering design that are needed ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI)

The environmental engineering program at UW-Platteville is designed to give students a broad background in environmental engineering as well as civil engineering basics such as surveying, fluid mechanics and geotechnical ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The Environmental Engineering program is concerned primarily with the interactions of humans and their environment and the planning, design, and control of systems for environmental quality management for water, land ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The Environmental Engineering Program will prepare students for a career in the global, interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering and for life-long development in the profession. The program's fundamental base ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The interdisciplinary Environmental Engineering Program within the School of Engineering offers a BS degree in Environmental Engineering. The program trains professionals who can address cross-disciplinary environmental problems. The complex nature ...

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BS Environmental Engineering

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

The Rensselaer bachelor's program in environmental engineering builds upon a broad base of studies in chemistry, life sciences, and engineering sciences culminating in a uniquely structured course sequence. This ...

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BS Environmental Geology

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

Geology is the science devoted to the study of the Earth, including its origin and evolution, the processes that shape itssurface, and the dynamic events such as earthquakes, floods, and ...

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BS Environmental Science

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

Environmental Science is concerned with the relationships among humans and the natural environment. Both of our Environmental Science majors, Natural Science and Social Science (links at left) are highly interdisciplinary ...

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BS Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The BS degree in environmental sustainability, health, and safety is focused on social responsibility. The program prepares students to work as environmental sustainability, health, and safety professionals in both industry ...

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BS in Adventure-Based Environmental Education

  • Unity College (ME)

The B.S. in Adventure-Based Environmental Education at Unity College prepares students to make a real impact in education and the environment through hands-on, experiential learning. Alongside technical knowledge, students ...

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BS in Agriculture with Emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Increasingly, farmers are looking for creative ways to increase and diversify farm income, while consumers are seeking sustainably raised food produced close to home. Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of ...

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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

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NOLS

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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.