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 (BA)

  • Naropa University (CO)

The Environmental Studies program is designed to empower students to develop the knowledge base and skill set needed to address complex environmental issues. The major emphasizes experiential learning, cutting-edge principles ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The GMC Environmental Studies Program provides students with a solid understanding of ecological processes and a broad background in the range of disciplines which study human interactions with the environment ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Brown University (RI)

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society administers two concentrations, one offering an A. B. degree in Environmental Studies (requires 14-15 courses) and the other a Sc. B. degree ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The main goals of the Environmental Studies (ENV) program are to inform students about the state of the local and global environment, and to provide tools to become personal and ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

This major combines a solid base of courses in the natural sciences with course work in the social sciences to prepare students for careers in government, business, education, non-profit organizations ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Yale University (CT)

This major is grounded in chemistry, biology, and math, and is then combined with humanities and social science courses that focus on the environment. From this broad foundation, students can ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

This program contributes to the appreciation of the value of natural resources, to the understanding of environmental problems, and to the strong dependence of humanity on its surroundings. This program ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Baylor University (TX)

This program is designed for students interested in: wildlife management, environmental law & policy and conservation.

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • American University (DC)

This program trains students to become effective advocates for the environment. The curriculum consists of rigorous science- and policy-based courses and experiential learning that prepare our students for exciting careers ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)

To accomplish its principal objective of promoting an understanding of the interaction of human beings with their environment, this interdisciplinary degree program includes courses primarily from the natural sciences and ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • The New School (NY)

The Environmental Studies program is part of a new wave of urban-focused study that examines both the natural and social ecosystems that flourish in cities and the wider ecosystems, such ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • University of Portland (OR)

Environmental issues are complex and multidisciplinary, and the University's course of study is deliberately designed to give students a broad sense of the scientific and ethical issues at the ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • Illinois College (IL)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major that integrates courses in the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Faculty from Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Ecological Psychology ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • Gettysburg College (PA)

The department offers an extraordinary range of opportunities for hands-on learning. Many courses immerse students in local terrestrial, fresh-water, and marine habitats. Other programs lead abroad for a first-hand investigation ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The Environmental Studies Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree with the choice of a concentration in Earth System Science, or Natural Resource Management ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • Emory University (GA)

The field of environmental sciences challenges students to examine both the ecological and social underpinnings of environmental issues and the complex interplay among these systems at local to global scales ...

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Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • Northern Illinois University (IL)

The Institute for the Study of Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE) exists to foster research, education, and community engagement about the environment and sustainability.

The ESE Institute offers two undergraduate ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVST) program at the University of Utah offers students an opportunity to consider human-nature relationships across time and culture and at varied levels of environmental ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Elon University (NC)

In Elon's program, students take a balanced, interdisciplinary core of classes grounded in ecological understanding. The strength of the program is from the emphasis placed on considering the environment ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

For students who wish to explore the earth, weather and the environment, the Department has three program concentrations that offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Science: Atmospheric Science (Meteorology ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

In the Environmental Studies Undergraduate Major, students learn how to move towards a more sustainable future for human and ecological systems. Courses in environmental studies provide training not only in ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Bates College (ME)

Students majoring in environmental studies must fulfill core requirements of five courses, a major concentration, a one- or two-semester thesis, and a 200-hour internship. Students may apply designated Short Term ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • St. John's College (MD)

The 126-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science emphasizes the natural sciences coupled with mathematics, and supplemented by select social sciences. The interdisciplinary program allows students to examine the ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Bachelor of Science (BS ) in Environmental Studies program at SUNY-ESF offers students just those sorts of learning and skill-development opportunities in the context of a well-rounded, yet substantial, education.

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The BS degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in water resources management, biological resource protection, aquatic environments, conventional and sustainable agriculture, energy resources, environmental health and safety ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • University of West Florida (FL)

The BS program in Environmental Studies consists of a multi-disciplinary approach that combines natural science and resource management. Students learn to analyze physical and socioeconomic environments and to reach decisions ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

The Environmental Science major is for those students whose interest in the environment has a more scientific focus. The program is designed to prepare students to enter the field with ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Keene State College (NH)

The Environmental Studies (ENST) major provides students with a conceptual framework and set of skills needed to make effective, relevant, and sustaining contributions to society with respect to environmental issues ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

The Environmental Studies Program at UNOmaha offers undergraduate degrees that provide students with training in the scientific disciplines that make up the environmental sciences. The core requirements also ensure that ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Environmental Studies track focuses on resource management and policy with study in the natural sciences, social sciences, geography, and environmental policy. The Environmental Studies track is recommended for students ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • American Public University System (Charlestown, WV) (WV)

This degree is for students interested in environmental policy and analysis as well as environment management including stewardship of natural resources, pollution management, fish and wildlife management, and hazardous materials ...

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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Binghamton University (NY)

Within the framework of the E. S. major, a student may obtain the interdisciplinary background required for such professional fields as planning, policy analysis, resource management, environmental analysis or environmental ...

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Environmental Studies (BSc)

  • University of Winnipeg (MB)

Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that takes an holistic approach to the environment. Following the general principles of sustainability, the BSc programs offer an integrated understanding of the environment ...

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Environmental Studies & Environmental Science (BS/BA)

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson's environmental studies & environmental science department, one of the oldest and best established in the country, is remarkable for its range of activities. Sample opportunities include working with ...

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Environmental Studies & Sustainability Major

  • Michigan State University (MI)

This program of study is concerned with who uses natural resources, how they use them, and how positive outcomes of use can be enhanced and negative impacts can be mitigated ...

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Environmental Studies & Sustainability Program (BA)

  • Hampshire College (MA)

The Environmental Studies & Sustainability Program (ESSP) is a multidisciplinary program for students and faculty across the college. It brings together a rich grouping of courses, ongoing projects, campus programs ...

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Environmental Studies BA

  • Franklin University Switzerland (Ticino)

The Environmental Studies major provides students with the interdisciplinary background to think critically about, analyze, and understand environmental issues facing today's society. This major prepares students for careers in ...

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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Saint Michael's College (VT)

The major will consist of an interdisciplinary core of courses team-taught by faculty from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; six breadth courses; and a self-designed concentration of four ...

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Environmental Studies Major

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Environmental Studies at the Program on the Environment combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to provide students with a deep understanding of how humans interact with and influence the ...

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Environmental Studies Major

  • Gettysburg College (PA)

The Environmental Studies minor consists of six courses:ES 196, ES 225, ES 230, one course from ES 211 or 223, and two electives from other Environmental Studies courses. Only ...

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Environmental Studies Science Bachelor

  • St. Cloud State University (MN)

Students who major in environmental science or studies work at the intersections of the natural world and the human-made world. This interdisciplinary education will prepare students to influence the outcomes ...

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Environmental Sustainability (BA/BS)

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

Environmental sustainability deals with how human societies can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Achieving this goal requires balancing ...

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Environmental Sustainability & Decision Making (BA)

  • St. John's College (MD)

The 126-credit Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sustainability and Decision-Making emphasizes social sciences and the humanities, with a special focus on philosophical and theological perspectives. The interdisciplinary program allows ...

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Forestry & Natural Resources Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) focuses on the conservation and restoration of the earth's natural resources through hands-on study of the ecology, stewardship, and management of forest, woodland, and ...

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Geography & Environmental Resources Major

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

Majors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Resources study the dynamic relationship between nature and society with an emphasis on principles of physical and social science ...

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Geologic & Environmental Sciences (BA/BS)

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers an newly-designed major in Geological and Environmental Science, which is designed to provide students with the tools and skills necessary to solve ...

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Global Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

The degree program in Global Environmental Science is a holistic, scientific, approach to the study of Earth and Earth's physical, chemical, biological, and human systems. In the course of ...

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Global Environments + Sustainability Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The relationship between human societies and the planet have created many of today’s most intractable global challenges. Over the past 50 years, Earth’s human population has doubled and ...

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Horticulture & Crop Science Major

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Students in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences begin with core courses that provide a thorough introduction to three concentrations: Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit and Crop Science, and Plant Protection Science ...

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Humanity & Nature Studies (BA)

  • Northland College (WI)

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, students can craft a major from a menu of courses ...

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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.