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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Professional Certificates in Business or Community Sustainability Management

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

To create a greener, cleaner economy for future generations and to address a growing need for skilled professionals in the workforce, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Sustainable Practices Program ...

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Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership

  • Ithaca College (NY)

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership is designed for practitioners who want to improve their skills and knowledge of "best practices" in order to lead effective sustainability initiatives in their ...

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Professional Specialization Certificate in Ecological Restoration

  • University of Victoria (BC)

This non-credit certificate has been designed for professionals working in the field of landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, ecological restoration and environmental practice. The new certificate ...

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Restoration of Natural Systems Certificate

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The School of Environmental Studies offers a number of programs on Ecological Restoration. The undergraduate BA and BSc degree programs have a stream dedicated to Ecological Restoration. The school also ...

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Sustainability & the Environment Graduate Certificate

  • George Mason University (VA)

The principal focus of this advanced certificate is to provide a detailed understanding of evolving real estate concepts, particularly as relating to land development, sustainability, and the impact of evolving ...

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Sustainable Energy & Building Technology Diploma

  • Humber College (ON)

Humber's Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (SEBT) diploma program helps you develop the skills needed for a career in the growing "green" economy. Become skilled at providing integrated solutions ...

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Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy Certificate

  • Iowa Western Community College (IA)

Renewable Energy Technology is the wave of the future, and Iowa Western's new certificate program will enable you to get on board with this expanding career field. This certificate ...

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Sustainable Management Science Certificate

  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (WI)

An online Sustainable Management Certificate can update students' skills and give them a current credential in today’s tough job market. The certificates help workers retool and transition in their ...

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University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program

  • University of Oregon (OR)

At the University of Oregon in Portland, the Sustainability Leadership Program offers a series of on site and online workshops that address the latest topics on sustainable economic, social, and ...

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Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Successful work in landscape architecture requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in aspects of botany, horticulture, architecture, ecology and more. Without requiring prior background, the Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture prepares ...

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Integrated Sustainability Management Certificate Program

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This professional badge and certificate program gives you the knowledge and tools to develop more environmentally and financially sustainable practices within an organization, as well as build and foster an ...

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Sustainability Certificate

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Sustainability Certificate can help students become leaders in environmentally responsible policy and practices, giving the the opportunity to rise to the challenge and establish themselves as leaders in this ...

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Agroecology Track

  • Goshen College (IN)

Students who enroll in the nine-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center all share something in common: they are passionate about sustainable agriculture. ASI is ...

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Concentration in Appropriate Technology (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Focuses on development and use of sustainable or "green" technologies, with an emphasis on renewable energy systems. The program is widely recognized for the contributions made by faculty and students ...

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Concentration in Building Energy Engineering (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This concentration is recognized for its emphasis on energy efficient building design, construction, and testing, as well as use of alternative building materials. Focuses on efficient building systems and the ...

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Concentration in Business & Sustainability (BBA)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

A BBA concentration consists of a minimum of 2. 0 credits at the 300 or 400 level beyond core courses counted toward the degree. Under special circumstances a BU480 - Independent ...

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Concentration in Environmental Law

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students can receive formal recognition for completion of the Environmental Law Program's Concentration in Environmental Law. To be awarded this designation, students must earn a minimum of 17 credits ...

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Concentration in High Performance Buildings (MS in Architecture)

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Master of Science with a major in Architecture and a concentration in High Performance Buildings is focused around the use of building physics and building technology for sustainable architectural ...

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Concentration in Renewable Energy (BA/BS Economics)

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Renewable Energy Economics Concentration may be taken under either the B. A. in Economics or the BS in Economics. To complete the Renewable Energy Economics Concentration, students complete all ...

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Concentration in Renewable Energy Engineering (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in engineering or the physical sciences who are interested in a program with a strong technical emphasis on renewable energy system design, monitoring, and ...

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Concentration in Sustainability (MBA)

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

This concentration prepares students for an understanding how an organization can develop a competitive advantage while allowing the planet's natural resources to support it indefinitely. The concepts described would ...

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Concentration in Sustainable Design & Construction (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Designed for individuals with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction science/managment, interior design, or related fields who are interested in the integrative design process. The program includes a strong technical ...

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Concentration in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

The special concentration is intentionally more flexible than the major, given that students have their major classes as well. However, its structure allows students to benefit from the program's ...

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Ecological & Sustainable Design Emphasis (MS in Architecture)

  • Kansas State University (KS)

Ecological and Sustainable Design (ESD) focuses on the theory and practice of architectural and environmental design that makes maximum use of the same renewable energy flows and material cycling processes ...

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Educating for Sustainability Concentration (MEd)

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This MEd concentration focuses on the interdependence of environment, economy, and equity-the three Es of EFS-and how we may apply EFS at any grade level and in every subject area ...

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Emphasis in Environmental Science (Biology major)

  • Dominican College (NY)

With an emphasis in Environmental Science, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the scientific processes at work upon the Earth and will be prepared to work in areas such ...

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Energy & Sustainability Concentration (MA of Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • George Mason University (VA)

This concentration is particularly relevant for students who are pursuing or interested in pursuing careers in energy and environmentally related applications in the law, national and international policy, government, print ...

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Energy/ Environment/ Economics (E3) Specialization

  • Illinois State University (IL)

IIT's Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) program was developed to respond to the rapidly changing needs of the energy industry by providing the interdisciplinary research and training required to produce ...

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Environment & Society Option (Contemporary Studies Program)

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The Environment & Society Option is only available at the Brantford Campus. Students completing the option must also complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program. The option consists ...

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Environment, Infrastructure & Transportation Specialization (Master of Urban Planning)

  • New York University (NY)

By specializing in Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation, students obtain the planning expertise needed to design and deliver public infrastructure services and safeguard environmental conditions for public health and welfare.

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Environmental Economics & Policy concentration (BA Economics)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Total hours required: 122.

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Environmental Economics Option (BA in Economics)

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

The BA in Economics with an Option in Environmental Economics is designed for those seeking a structured program in economics with an emphasis in environmental economics. Those declaring this option ...

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Environmental Law Concentration

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our faculty members are at the forefront of many new developments in environmental law, so students have early and complete access to changes in the law as they occur. In ...

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Environmental Law Specialization (JD)

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

This specialisation will enable students to acquire an advanced understanding of domestic and international environmental law in an integrated and interdisciplinary context. Students will gain specialised legal knowledge and research ...

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Environmental Law Specialization (LLM)

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

This program is available to both lawyers and non-lawyers and is designed to meet the needs of local government personnel and planners, public administrators, business persons, workers in the resource ...

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Environmental Process Engineering Track (MS/PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering)

  • Duke University (NC)

Students working within the Environmental Process Engineering (EPE) track of Environmental Engineering focus on phenomena that govern the origin, transport, transformation, and impacts of contaminants in our environment and technologies ...

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Environmental Processes Concentration (Meng & PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Specialization in Environmental Processes requires an understanding of the biological, chemical and physical phenomena that affect the planning, design and operation of the engineering facilities needed to protect public health ...

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Environmental Studies Concentration

  • John Carroll University (OH)

The Environmental Studies concentration acquaints students with the knowledge to understand and solve environmental problems: the operations of the physical, biological, and chemical systems of our planet; the human impact ...

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Environmental, Land Use, & Real Estate Law Emphasis Program

  • Chapman University (CA)

Chapman University School of Law offers an innovative Emphasis Program in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law (ENLURE Program), leading to a certificate and transcript notation for students who ...

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Environmentally Sustainable Management Concentration (MBA)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

With a goal of familiarizing students with environmentally sustainable business practices, this concentration is attractive to those with an overall interest in understanding how firms can manage social and political ...

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Global Sustainability Specialization (Geography)

  • Central Connecticut State University (CT)

Program Rationale:The MS in Geography Global Sustainability Specialization is 30 credit graduate degree program designed to enable students to examine global environmental, social, and economic challenges facing society and ...

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Graduate Specialization in Ecological Food & Farming Systems

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The purpose of the Ecological Food & Farming Systems graduate specialization is to foster active learning about agriculture and food systems among graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds. Students will ...

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Concentration

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

In addition to the core courses, and senior seminar, students take three ES courses designated with an "a" (in addition, Chemistry 210 Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry 204 Inorganic Chemistry count ...

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Land Use & Environmental Planning Concentration (Master of Regional Planning)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Graduates with this concentration of study find positions as local or regional land use planners, urban designers, environmental analysts with state and national agencies and nongovermental organizations, or infrastructure and ...

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Leadership for Sustainability Education Specialization (MA in Education)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Educational Leadership and Policy Department (ELP) offers a master of science or master of arts in education with a specialization in Leadership for Sustainability Education (LSE).

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Leading Sustainability Specialization

  • The New School (NY)

Sustainability Management focuses on assuring an organization's enduring environmental, social, and financial health through comprehensive and balanced attention to its system of resources and stakeholders. A firm's chief ...

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Non-Profit & Sustainabiliy Management Specialization (MBA)

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

As part of Dartmouth's world renowned MBA program, students choose elective courses such as: Corporate Social Responsibility; Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector; Ethics in Action; Tuck Global Consultancy; and ...

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Renewable Energy Concentration (BS Engineering)

  • John Brown University (AR)

Renewable energy engineers are pioneering the future of the energy industry. These individuals engage in technological creativity to maximize the energy potential of renewable resources and discover new ways to ...

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Renewable Energy Technology Focus (Technology Management)

  • Excelsior College (NY)

This program is comprised of three major components: arts and sciences, professional, and additional credit. The professional component includes a professional core, a technology management core, and professional component electives ...

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Restoration of Natural Systems Specialization

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The School of Environmental Studies offers a number of programs on Ecological Restoration. The undergraduate BA and BSc degree programs have a stream dedicated to Ecological Restoration. The school also ...

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