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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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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Social Entrepreneurship Concentration (MBA)

  • Duke University (NC)

The Duke MBA-Daytime program combines a foundational core of required courses with generous opportunities for students to pursue their interests and broaden their expertise through electives. Study is structured around ...

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Specialization in Environmental & Resource Economics

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The interdepartmental graduate specialization in environmental and resource economics is an elective for students in all graduate majors. The specialization is designed to:provide an opportunity for graduate students to ...

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Specialization in Sustainability

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Specialization in Sustainability enables students to gain holistic and integrated competencies around four broad core content areas: aesthetic appreciation, ecological integrity, social equity, and economic vitality through the domains ...

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Sustainability & Green Design Concentration (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The concept of sustainability seeks to meet the needs of current generations without compromising those of future generations. This EESS concentration aims to create context for engineering decisions in the ...

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Sustainability Buildings Program Concentration (MS in Architecture)

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

The Graduate Program consists of four semesters of study leading to an accredited Master of Architecture degree with a focus on sustainability and regional response. Candidates need to have a ...

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Sustainability Focus (Electrical & Computer Engineering Bachelor)

  • University of Iowa (IA)

ECE students select an Elective Focus Area (EFA) to personalize their curriculum and help prepare them for the type of job or research area they want to pursue. Sustainable electrical ...

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Sustainability in Appalachia Concentration (MA)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainability in Appalachia concentration is based on applied research and interdisciplinary course work spanning the social and natural sciences as well as the humanities. It provides a foundation for ...

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Sustainability Awareness & Global Education Specialization

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

The SAGE (Sustainability Awareness & Global Education) Scholars Honor recognizes students who have focused their coursework on global citizenship and sustainable causes. All students from all majors can add this ...

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Sustainability Studies Concentration (BA/BS in Chemistry)

  • Mercyhurst University (PA)

In coordination with the sustainability studies program at Mercyhurst, students majoring in chemistry (B.A. or B.S.), biochemistry or biology may pursue a concentration in sustainability studies. The sustainability ...

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Sustainability Track (MS in Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies-Sustainability Track will be offered at the University's Fort Worth Center. The 36-hour, non-thesis program can be completed in one year. Classes will ...

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Sustainable Business Concentration (MBA)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In addition to the 27 hours of General Course Requirements, the Sustainable Business Concentration requires choosing 9 hours from the list below: MBA 5240: Accounting for Sustainable Practice; ECO 5621 ...

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Sustainable Business Emphasis (MBA)

  • City University of Seattle (WA)

City University of Seattle's MBA program is designed to fit your lifestyle, whether you're a traditional grad student or a working adult. Emphasis areas: Accounting, Change Leadership, Finance ...

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Sustainable Enterprise Management Concentration (BS in Business)

  • University of Phoenix (AZ)

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) undergraduate degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools ...

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Agroecology Certificate

  • Florida International University (FL)

This interdisciplinary program under the Department of Earth and Environment is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to learn problems and issues that emerge from the interface between agriculture ...

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Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology (BEST) Certificate Program

  • Norwalk Community College (CT)

The Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology Certificate Program prepares the students for employment in the field of sustainable building, building performance and energy consumption auditing. Utilizing the latest environmental science ...

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Certificate in Alternative Energy

  • New River Community College (VA)

The Alternative Energy Career Studies Certificate is designed for students who are interested in alternative energy. This program begins with the introduction of the fundamentals and safety requirements for alternative ...

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Certificate in Alternative Energy Engineering Technology

  • Lansing Community College (MI)

This certificate provides entry-level technical knowledge of main stream alternative energy and renewable energy. Course will apply toward completion of other AEET certificate and associate degrees.

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Certificate in Automotive Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (KS)

The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle program will allow the completer to apply the technical skill necessary to repair hybrid electric, electric, and fuel celled vehicles. The program of study will ...

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Certificate in Energy Auditing

  • Lansing Community College (MI)

Professional Energy Efficiency Technicians are involved in the inventory and evaluation of a wide variety of energy producing systems. Technicians will deal with the integration of building, electrical and HVAC ...

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Certificate in Sustainability

  • Temple University (PA)

Students who are interested in the environment and in learning how to impact the world around them positively, may want to consider completing the School of Environmental Design credit Certificate ...

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Certificate in Green & Sustainable Management

  • Chatham University (PA)

Developed to provide specialized knowledge for individuals planning careers in green building management, sustainable design, renewable energy, sustainability (viewed holistically), and environmental management. Students may concentrate their study in either ...

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Certificate in Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management & Performance Based Construction

  • Cosumnes River College (CA)

The purpose of this certificate is to develop job skills and an understanding of green strategies for high performance buildings and livable communities. It is focused at students and professionals ...

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Certificate in Local Food Systems

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

The UGA Certificate in Local Foods is an interdisciplinary certificate designed to give students an overview of the concepts and issues of the local food movement. Students from any major ...

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Certificate in Permaculture Design

  • Merritt College (CA)

Merritt College is proud to be one of the first community colleges in the nation to offer a certificate in Permaculture Design. Our two-year program provides students with a firm ...

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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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The GREEN Program

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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.