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 Science (BS)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, together with the Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ...

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Environmental Science (BSc)

  • Lancaster University

The Environmental Science department at Lancaster University was one of the first established in the UK. It has always been devoted to the study of Environmental Science as an integrated ...

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Environmental Science & Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

  • Lafayette College (PA)

Recognizing that the study of the environment transcends the realm of the natural sciences, the mission of the Environmental Studies Program is to provide students with: 1) the capacity to ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BA)

  • Hood College (MD)

Students in this program complete a common core of courses in environmental studies, the natural sciences, the social sciences and mathematics. These courses also fulfill the Hood College Core Curriculum ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BA)

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

The environmental problems that threaten the planet on which our society depends are complex, requiring us to integrate insights across the disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of these problems ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BA)

  • Clark University (MA)

The ES&P undergraduate track in the Environmental Science major prepares you to deal with the complexities of environmental issues in society. The program provides you with an in-depth understanding of ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BS)

  • St. Edward's University (TX)

The BS in Environmental Science and Policy program integrates courses in natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities to provide students with the necessary skills to investigate the causes of ...

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Environmental Science & Policy (BS)

  • Drake University (IA)

This interdisciplinary science degree prepares students in a liberal arts tradition to understand connections between human beings and their effects on the Earth's environment. Drake environmental science students are ...

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Environmental Science Bachelor

  • Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

Environment Science uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate environmental issues. With our cutting-edge field, laboratory and computing equipment, students learn to evaluate and solve environmental problems. A broad selection of ...

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Environmental Science Major

  • Carroll College (MT)

The Environmental Science degree provides a soundly integrated and interdisciplinary science background supported by course work in analytical methods and applications, abundant field experience, as well as aspects of the ...

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Environmental Science Major & Minor

  • Goshen College (IN)

As an environmental science major or minor, students can choose to concentrate in ecology, sustainability or agroecology. Students will take classes at the college’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center ...

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Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

The Bachelor's degree program in Environmental Sciences emphasizes rigorous academic course work, student involvement in faculty research and collaborative efforts with other universities, community/junior colleges, national laboratories, regulatory ...

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Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Environmental Science track is an interdisciplinary degree program that focuses on the natural sciences with an emphasis on environmental science, chemistry, biology and economics, and culminating in practical field ...

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Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Environmental Sciences degree builds on the interdisciplinary strengths in the natural and social sciences at OSU. Our students learn broadly about environmental sciences from a variety of perspectives, while ...

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Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Trained to tackle such hot-button issues as our energy future, climate change, natural resource management, and global biodiversity conservation, our environmental science graduates are prepared to succeed. This interdisciplinary program ...

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Environmental Sciences & Policy (BA)

  • Duke University (NC)

The A.B. degree is designed for students interested in the interdisciplinary study of environmental issues. The major permits students to combine studies in natural sciences and engineering with courses ...

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Environmental Site Remediation, BAT

  • Seneca College (ON)

Environmental Site Remediation is a groundbreaking bachelor's degree program examining all aspects of site contamination including scientific evaluation, property assessment and sustainable redesign. As a graduate, you'll be ...

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Environmental Studies (AB)

  • 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 (BA)

  • University of Kansas (KS)

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas, established in 1971, is one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country. It is an interdisciplinary program, with faculty ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Winnipeg (MB)

3 Year Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that takes an holistic approach to the environment. Following the general principles of sustainability, the BA programs offer an ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • 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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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Ithaca College (NY)

As an environmental studies major, you'll learn to assess environmental concerns critically and to explore the interplay among economic, political, social, and scientific factors in environmental issues through a ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Tufts University (MA)

Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary undergraduate program created to promote the study of our natural surroundings, designs that help minimize degradation of those surroundings, and the social and political tools ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • 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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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Macalester College (MN)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program based on a holistic understanding of environmental issues occurring at the local, national, and global level. The program offers students tools and perspectives from ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and utilizes existing courses given in various Arts and Sciences departments. The program is designed to provide a broad, but rigorous education in environmental ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Boise State University (ID)

he Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree with a basic background in mathematics, science, social sciences, and environmental policy. The degree differs from ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Binghamton University (NY)

Students can obtain either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, depending on their specialization. Graduates of the program have gotten jobs in either ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Seattle University (WA)

Students develop a broad, interdisciplinary environmental perspective through the courses in the Environmental Studies core—those courses required of all our majors—and cultivate a more focused expertise in a ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Central College (IA)

Students in the environmental studies program choose from one of two tracks: environmental science or environmental sustainability, with students in both tracks receiving essential basics in science, economics and politics ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (PA)

The complexities of human interaction with nature demand a truly interdisciplinary approach. Our students gain this comprehensive background through coursework, internships, field camps, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities. The ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The Environmental Science major will acquire the scientific and problem solving skills needed to conserve and restore the natural environment. Students of Environmental Science will go directly into an environmental ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Seton Hall University (NJ)

The environmental studies major at Seton Hall University prepares students to be global servant leaders who build an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable society, one that balances the needs of ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Rosemont College (PA)

The Environmental Studies major emphasizes the role that the liberal arts play in creating a sustainable future. Instead of focusing on particular job skills that are likely to change in ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The environmental studies major leads to a bachelor of arts degree and is appropriate for students seeking rigorous preparation in the social sciences and humanities needed to understand how society ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Eckerd College (FL)

The environmental studies major will provide students with an educational specialty grounded in the subjects and issues related to the natural environment and the relationship of the human being to ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) provides students the highest quality environmental education with a special focus on urban environments and sustainability. In an era of global urbanization the program prepares ...

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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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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.