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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Minor in Environmental Design

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The minor in environmental design provides students from diverse academic backgrounds a broad foundation in the principles of urban design as well as the form and function of the built ...

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Minor in Environmental Economics

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Environmental Economics minor provides students with an understanding of the application of economic principles to contemporary natural resource and environmental processes, problems, and policies. Relevant complementary principles in ecology ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

A minor degree program in Environmental Engineering creates a new professional opportunity for engineering students at the University of Connecticut. The program is designed for engineering students who would like ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State's Environmental Engineering Minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This minor is designed to provide students in engineering, science, and ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Students not majoring in environmental engineering may receive a minor in this discipline by completing 15-16 credit hours of study beyond the Introduction to Environmental Engineering course.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The Environmental Engineering minor can assist those in Civil and Chemical Engineering. The Environmental Engineering Area minor includes 3 required courses and 3 elective courses. The required courses provide an ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Stanford University (CA)

The guidelines and procedures for declaring a minor in Environmental Engineering are found in Chapter 6 of the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Students must also complete a CEE Environmental ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Cornell University (NY)

This minor encourages engineering students to learn about the scientific, engineering, and economic foundations of environmental engineering so that they are better able to address environmental management issues.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering Science

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This 21 unit Environmental Engineering Science minor prepares students to seek an entry-level position as an environmental engineer, scientist or analyst. The minor also provides a solid foundation for undertaking ...

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Minor in Environmental Management

  • 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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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

The College of Arts and Sciences administers an interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. The mission of the Environmental Sciences Program is to cultivate ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

The curriculum in the environmental science minor is designed to provide studentswith a rigorous interdisciplinary education in environmental science so they will possess the skills and knowledge needed to find ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Bryant University (RI)

The Environmental Science minor provides a core understanding of the issues and challenges of protecting the environment, and the techniques to preserve it. The minor is available to students majoring ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) offers courses on a wide range of topics including environmental science, ecological economics, and international environmental issues, conservation of biodiversity, ecological agriculture, environmental justice/racism ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Smith College (MA)

The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) minor is designed for students with an interest in environmental issues and sustainability and a commitment to scientifically-based problem solving and policy analysis. The ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Duke University (NC)

The Nicholas School offers an option for a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. This minor complements majors in Public Policy, Biology, Chemistry, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, and Earth and ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Studies

  • DePaul University (IL)

The Department of Environmental Science and Studies offers a minor concentration to non-science majors interested in the science aspects of environmental issues. The goals of the minor are: Give non-science ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

For the Sustainability Minor, a minimum of 21 semester hours are required, with at least 12 semester hours at the 300 and 400 level. For major requirements in Environmental and ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

This program provides students and faculty an exciting place to engage in interdisciplinary, engaged teaching and learning about the interaction between humans and the environments they depend upon. The program ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Austin College (TX)

A minor in environmental studies normally consists of five course credits, including Environmental Studies 235 and 479, and three other approved courses from at least two of the college's ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Luther College (IA)

Academically, Luther College offers both a major and minor in environmental studies with over 30 courses focusing on environmental issues. These classes provide many avenues to learn about our environment ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Bryn Mawr College (PA)

At Bryn Mawr, the Tri-Co Environmental Studies Minor is housed within the Johanna Alderfer Harris Environmental Studies Program. The minor and program bring together scholars and students from across the ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Career options for students pursuing and environmental education minor include working in formal and informal educational settings; employment in the public or private sector; and service as educational specialists, extension ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Temple University (PA)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree granted by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts. A separate degree--the BS in Environmental Science--is proferred in ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Denison University (OH)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between humans and the environment. It draws on work in natural science, life science, social science, humanities and the arts, to ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Macalester College (MN)

Five courses (20 credits) are required for a minor in Environmental Studies: two from the introductory sequence (Environmental Studies 133, 140, 215, or 234) and three additional Environmental Studies courses ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Binghamton University (NY)

Students can obtain a minor in Environmental Studies by completing six courses. Please see the Program Director for further information and/or to register for the minor.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Boise State University (ID)

The Boise State University Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Program offers students an alternative to discipline-specific university degrees at both the baccalaureate and masters degree levels. Students with educational goals that work ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The Environmental Studies minor degree is an interdisciplinary program that assists students to prepare for a diverse set of academic endeavors and careers. It delivers the tradition of a liberal ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • North Central College (IL)

The Environmental Studies minor helps you do just that by drawing its course selection from the science, business and humanities disciplines. Through group projects, research opportunities and faculty collaboration, you ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Drexel University (PA)

The environmental studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed to give students specializing in other fields a background in contemporary environmental issues and the ability to analyze such issues. For ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Boston College (MA)

The Environmental Studies Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the science and policy of the Earth's environmental challenges and is designed to compliment any undergraduate major.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Studies Undergraduate College Academy, housed in the Science and Society College, offers a minor in Environmental Studies as well as activities that emphasize both scientific and social issues ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of West Florida (FL)

The minor in Environmental Science is offered as a micro-version of the B.S. in Environmental Science degree. The required courses represent a cross section of the departmental offerings.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

The minor in environmental studies consists of 20 credit hours. Students intending to minor in environmental studies must take the following courses:ENV 100, 120, and ENV 201 or 203Three ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Bucknell University (PA)

The minor in environmental studies requires five courses distributed as follows: ENST 245 Environmental Policy and Politics; BIOL 208 Population and Community Biology; GEOG 113 Human Impact on the Environment ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Saint Michael's College (VT)

The minor will consist of two core courses and three breadth courses. Core courses:Introduction to Environmental StudiesEnvironmental ProblemsSenior SeminarExample breadth courses:General Biology: Ecology and EvolutionGeneral ChemistryMeteorologyHuman GeographyFoundations of ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Montana (MT)

To earn a minor in Environmental Studies students must complete 25 credits. The following courses must be completed: ENSC 105N, ENST 230H, 225 (EVST 101N, 167H, 225) and one of ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

To earn a minor in environmental studies, students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours, which includes two core courses and a minimum of three elective courses. Students are ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Portland State University (OR)

To obtain a minor in Environmental Studies a student must complete at least 28 credits (at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at PSU). At least 4 ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Drew University (NJ)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that is available to both science and nonscience majors. The minor examines environmental issues from diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Study of environmental information ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

This program uses courses from our Environmental Sustainability major to introduce students to the practices, technologies and mindsets that allow human societies to live in balance with their surrounding environments ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

The 18-hour minor integrates a wide range of fields, including geosciences, engineering, ethics, urban planning and design, economics, history, philosophy, political science and public administration. Through in-class lectures and a ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

There is growing recognition that human society must strive to live more sustainably given Earth's finite resources. To accomplish this task, many disciplines will be needed to achieve. To ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • Meredith College (NC)

The environmental sustainability major/minor is an interdisciplinary program focused on three foundations: natural and mathematical sciences, social sciences, and economics and communication. Meredith's program is one of the ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

The minor in Environmental Sustainability is designed for students with an interest in learning more about environmental issues, and is available to students in any major.

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Minor in Environmental Systems & Society

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The undergraduate Environmental Systems and Society minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses addressing the relationships between environmental science and associated ...

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Minor in Food Systems

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This interdisciplinary minor in Food Systems gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to understand our complex interdependent food system of food production, processing, distribution and consumption.

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Minor in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The EPS minor is for science undergraduates interested in applying their major discipline to Earth's environment through geology, geochemistry, ecology, geo-biology, oceanography, and atmospheric science. Students are expected to ...

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Minor in Global Sustainability

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability benefits students of all majors who want to understand the many facets of sustainability and learn how to apply this knowledge to their daily ...

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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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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.