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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Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy AAS

  • Iowa Western Community College (IA)

Renewable energy research and innovation is booming, resulting in big business and high-tech, high-paying jobs for skilled workers. In just two years, students in the Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy ...

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Sustainable Environment Technologies (AAS)

  • Northwest Technical College (MN)

The Sustainable Environment Technologies program prepares students to design, integrate and maintain renewable and traditional energy systems. Students develop an in-depth understanding of green building concepts along with energy efficiency ...

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Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. The program includes landscape and home gardening ...

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Watershed Science Technician AAS Program

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This program trains students for entry"level positions in environmental sustainability careers related to conserving, enhancing, restoring and protecting ecological processes in watersheds (stream drainage basins). Graduates will be able ...

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Agroecology (AS)

  • Northwest College (WY)

This degree is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences with sustainable crop production. Students can transfer into Crop Science or Agronomy programs ...

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Agroecology (BS)

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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Alternative Energy & Power Generation Track (BS in General Engineering)

  • Penn State Hazleton (PA)

The Bachelor of Science in General Engineering with the Alternative Energy and Power Generation Track is designed to help prepare graduates to enter the job market in the alternative and ...

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Applied Ecology & Environmental Science (BS)

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

Applied ecology and environmental sciences is the integrated study of the ecological, social, and biotechnological aspects of natural resource conservation and management. If you like the prospect of protecting the ...

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BA & BS in Sustainability

  • Hofstra University (NY)

The BA and BS major in sustainability studies allows students to complete a broad-based interdisciplinary course of study with required concentrations in sustainability, in the natural sciences, and in mathematics ...

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BA & Sc in Sustainability, Science & Society

  • McGill University (QC)

The program will provide the inter-disciplinary and integrative knowledge and skills required to understand and address the sustainability challenge in its multiple dimensions. It is built upon three pillars: 1 ...

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BA Environmental Engineering

  • Rice University (TX)

The BA degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences is designed to provide access to topics of common interest to students across the disciplines at Rice University. It is tailored to the ...

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BA Environmental Studies

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

For students tired of the BS options around environmental issues, the BA offers an exciting alternative. Offering both a Major and a Minor option, the Environmental Studies degree offers students ...

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BA in Economics, Sustainability & Society

  • Xavier University (OH)

This degree will allow students to holistically investigate the complex sustainability challenges of our era, where the economy is seen as a component of the ecosystem, not vice versa. Students ...

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BA in Energy & Sustainability Policy

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Energy and Sustainability Policy can prepare you for success in energy careers related to foreign and domestic policy analysis, legislative or regulatory affairs, sales ...

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BA in Engineering Sciences (Environmental)

  • Yale University (CT)

Students who graduate with a Yale degree in Environmental Engineering will be ready for leadership positions in industry and government agencies, as well as for graduate study in engineering, science ...

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BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University's new BA degree in environmental and sustainability studies combines the study of human behavior and environmental science. This innovative interdisciplinary program emphasizes the pivotal role that ...

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BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ENS) is an important addition to the University’s Degree possibilities. Students can obtain the ENS B.A. as a ...

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BA in Environmental Practice

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

Our Environmental Practice programs are 30-credit, online programs offered as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science (BAEP/BScEP) degree. These are degree-completion programs, which means that ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Winthrop University (SC)

The BA degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of environmental issues. BA students will minor ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The BA degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in coastal resource management, environmental communications, environmental product design and packaging, environmental regulation and policy, integrated and solid waste ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

The curriculum is based on a core of interdisciplinary environmental studies courses that approach questions of sustainability in a variety of contexts including food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Saint John's University (MN)

The curriculum is based on a core of interdisciplinary environmental studies courses that approach questions of sustainability in a variety of contexts including food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is designed to provide students with the analytical and communication skills and the broad background necessary to understand and ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • University of Montana (MT)

The Environmental Studies Program (EVST) seeks to provide students with the literacy, skills and commitment needed to foster a healthy natural environment and to create a more sustainable, equitable, and ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Colgate University (NY)

The environmental studies program is designed to enhance awareness of the complexity of regional and global environmental issues and to underscore the consequences and impacts of the human experience on ...

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BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Drew University (NJ)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability (ESS) program provides students with the in-depth knowledge, multidisciplinary perspectives, and critical skills needed to address the complex environmental problems of today and of the ...

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BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability curriculum centers on education in natural systems and processes of the Earth, and on the role of humans who both depend on and influence these ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability

  • Meredith College (NC)

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability Major is an interdisciplinary major focused on three foundations: (1) natural and mathematical sciences, (2) social sciences, and (3) economics and communication. Graduates ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability

  • Wilson College (PA)

The environmental sustainability major is distinguished by a sustainability framework for resolving environmental problems. Students will apply both scientific and non-scientific knowledge to analyze pervasive environmental problems. Features of this ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability & Social Justice

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The program draws upon the environmental leadership of the San Francisco Bay region, the strong campus commitment to social justice, and active campus sustainability efforts. Environmental Studies is a field ...

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BA in Geography & Urban Studies, Focus on Sustainability

  • Temple University (PA)

Sustainability invokes questions across a multitude of spatial scales and is deeply interrelated with the department's social justice, globalization, and geographic methods themes. The University's work focuses on ...

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BA in Global & Local Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

Daemen College offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and Local Sustainability. The degree prepares students for the twenty-first century by developing problem-solving skills while addressing current sustainability ...

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BA in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The GECS major and minor are interdepartmental programs introducing students to the science of the Earth and its living and nonliving systems as well as how humans interact with Earth ...

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BA in Land, Farming & Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Students in the Land, Farming and Community major will take a wide variety of courses (in such disciplines as history, theology, biology, and English) both within the Core Curriculum and ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • San Diego State University (CA)

Students gain an understanding of sociopolitical, historical, philosophical, moral, and scientific aspects of environmental problems and have the flexibility to concentrate their studies in one or more of these areas ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

Sustainability is an exciting new major designed to meet the needs of the twenty-first century. It examines our human relationship to the earth and focuses on current and future needs ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems. This environmental green degree program explores the interaction of environmental, economic ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • Messiah College (PA)

The sustainability studies major provides you with the opportunity to take classes within several different departments. From courses in Environmental Ethics and Urban Sociology to Ecology and American Government, you ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • University of Florida (FL)

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand. Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • Roosevelt University (IL)

The nation and the world face an unprecedented challenge in the 21st century: we need to redesign and rethink much of our way of life to make it sustainable given ...

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BA in Sustainability Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Sustainability Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address the environmental, social, political, economic and ethical ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Sterling College (VT) (VT)

The Sterling students who get a degree in Sustainable Agriculture will learn how to build a future of small farming that doesn’t exacerbate climate change, water scarcity, or pollution ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The way humans produce food can intensify problems like global warming, water scarcity and energy shortages. Farming methods can also become part of the solution for a more habitable world ...

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BA in Sustainable Community Development

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Prescott College is the leading provider of blended low-residency B. A. and MA programs in areas of sustainablity studies and PhD programs in Sustainability Education. Our low-residency programs are designed ...

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BA in Sustainable Community Development

  • Northland College (WI)

The Sustainable Community Development major is designed for students who are interested in the interdependence of environmental, economic, and social issues and who want to strengthen their abilities to become ...

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BA in Sustainable Development

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This degree program introduces students to innovative modes of interdisciplinary scholarship in sustainable development; fosters leadership in sustainability and effective environmental citizenship; promotes ecological literacy; and provides students with the ...

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BA in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

Sustainable development is founded on the premise that human well-being should advance without irreparable harm to ecosystems and the vital services they provide, without depleting essential resources, and without posing ...

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BA in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Sterling College (VT) (VT)

Studying sustainable food systems means taking an ecological approach to the future of food and food production. Students will examine the social, cultural, and ecological impacts of the way food ...

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BA in Sustainable Living

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

MUM established the first four-year Sustainable Living degree program in 2003, and is a leader in the field. This new academic discipline is now being pioneered at MUM and an ...

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BA in Urban & Environmental Planning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Program in Urban and Environmental Planning balances the development of professional planning skills with a liberal arts education emphasizing interdisciplinary study. Graduates work in the pubilc, private, and non-profit ...

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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.