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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PhD in Environmental Sciences

  • Oregon State University (OR)

To encourage the development of interdisciplinary ES Graduate Study Programs, guidelines for course selection are flexible. PhD students must complete 108 graduate credits. A program of study for PhD students ...

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PhD in Environmental Sciences & Engineering

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The PhD is intended for students with a strong background in the sciences or engineering and prepares graduates for careers in basic and applied research, education, advanced practice, and management ...

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PhD in Environmental Studies

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Established in 1994, the Doctoral program* in the Department of Environmental Studies at UCSC emphasizes close faculty-student interactions, department-wide intellectual exchange, and cross-discipline innovation. The goal of our Ph.D ...

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PhD in Environmental Studies

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The degree requires completion of 32 course credit hours as follows: a common core consisting of two broad introductory three-credit courses (ENVS 5000, Science Policy and Values and ENVS 5100 ...

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PhD in Environmental Studies

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Ph.D. program provides a unique opportunity to develop integrative research within a strong college community of environmental analysts and to draw upon the expertise of scholars at Syracuse ...

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PhD in Environmental Studies

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This doctoral program challenges environmental professionals and independent scholars to find solutions for contemporary and future environmental problems. The program is broad enough to provide a rigorous foundation in environmental ...

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PhD in Geography & Environmental Engineering

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

A DoGEE PhD student will explore the current state of knowledge in his or her field. Information and ideas developed by others are critically examined and placed in proper context ...

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PhD in Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

  • Walden University (MN)

With this specialization, students will learn how to create and maintain sustainable communities that are environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. Explore the interrelated elements that make a community ...

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PhD in Natural Resource Sciences

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The School of Natural Resources offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences. The broad diversity of climate, habitat, hydrology, soils ...

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PhD in Natural Resources & Sustainability

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Offered Jointly by the UAF School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, and School of ManagementThe PhD in Natural Resources and Sustainability is a new UAF doctoral program in natural ...

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PhD in Planning with a Specialization in Environment & Sustainability Planning

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The PhD program is taken in the following broad fields: physical geography and natural systems, environmental geography and resource management, urban/economic geography, historical/social/cultural geography and spatial information ...

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PhD in Planning, Design & the Built Environment

  • Clemson University (SC)

The PhD Program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment focuses on preparing the next generation of academics and professions for diverse and complex challenges of an interdisciplinary nature. The ...

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PhD in Plant & Soil Sciences

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The department of Plant and Soil Sciences at UVM offers several Master's degree options, including: Agroecology, Agronomy, Ecological Landscape Design, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Food Systems. Current ...

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PhD in Resource Management and Sustainable Developme

  • West Virginia University (WV)

The Division of Resource Management offers graduate studies leading to the degree of PhD in Resource Management and Sustainable Development. This doctoral program offers four areas of emphasis: Natural Resource ...

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PhD in Resources, Environment & Sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The PhD program provides a candidate, with demonstrated academic and research ability, an opportunity to develop and strengthen his/her research capabilities and knowledge to a more advanced level. The ...

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PhD in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The PhD in Sustainability engages scientists and leaders in research to investigate the urgent sustainability challenges of the 21st century. The flexible, interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to ...

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PhD in Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

GIS's Ph.D. in Sustainability degree was established in September 2008. This broadly defined multidisciplinary program is designed for students who are driven to become sustainability change agents within ...

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PhD in Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Prescott College offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. ) in Education with a concentration in Sustainability Education. Sustainability Education focuses on global citizenship and promotes environmental responsibility. This low-residency, four-year ...

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PhD in Sustainable Building Systems

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Sustainable living is a vital issue on many people's minds today. Mainstream public and politicians alike have resolved to reduce pollution and waste and reverse global warming. This is ...

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PhD in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

The purpose of the PhD in Sustainable Development is to create a generation of scholars and professionals equipped to deal with some of the most crucial problems in the world ...

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PhD in Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

  • Texas Southern University (TX)

For individuals wishing to pursue careers in university teaching, research or highly specialized practice, the Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy provides advanced knowledge, skills, and extensive ...

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SJD in Environmental Law

  • Pace University (NY)

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law is a graduate research degree intended to prepare legal scholars to research, publish and teach in the field of environmental law ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (PhD)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

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Advanced Certificate in Mobile GIS Applications Development

  • LIU Post (NY)

Applications for mobile devices, often called "apps," have become essential for businesses, consumers and government. Geospatial technology - making geographic information available for commercial uses - is recognized by the U.S ...

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Certificate in Business, Environment & Social Responsibility

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility (BESR) offers a suite of courses addressing the interrelations between business and its natural and social environment.

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Certificate in Corporate Sustainability

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The professional Certificate in Corporate Sustainability is a collaborative program of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire and the ...

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Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law

  • University of Utah (UT)

For JD students, the S.J. Quinney College of Law offers a graduate certificate for those interested in focusing their studies on environmental and natural resources law. Conferred with the ...

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Certificate in Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The Environmental Education Certificate is a 12-credit post-baccalaureate professional development program designed for those seeking to develop or enhance their knowledge of and skills in environmental education. The certificate is ...

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Certificate in Environmental Studies

  • Florida International University (FL)

The Environmental Certificate is designed to provide students in various majors with the unique perspective of interdisciplinary environmental education to both enrich and expand the breadth of their primary training ...

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Certificate in Environmental Sustainability

  • St. Thomas University (FL)

Environmental lawyers, whether in private practice, government, or public interest, must have a sound grounding in the technical issues and concepts that form the basis for environmental regulatory programs, and ...

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Certificate in Environmental Visual Communication

  • Fleming College (ON)

Positioned at the convergence of science and art, the Environmental Visual Communication program is designed to fill a recognized void of individuals who possess a blend of environmental science skills ...

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Certificate in Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In this three-course certificate program, students investigate the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes involving chemicals. Students examine ...

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Certificate in Renewable Energy

  • University of Nevada, Reno (NV)

Designed for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, and others impacted by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy, the online graduate certificate in renewable energy covers ...

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Certificate in Energy Technology

  • SUNY Jefferson Community College (NY)

This program is designed to prepare students for direct entry into a wide variety of jobs throughout the growing energy industry and can further enhance the knowledge of electricians, plumbers ...

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Certificate in Socially Responsible Leadership

  • Queen's University (ON)

Socially Responsible Leadership is a truly multidisciplinary topic whereby businesses are increasingly integrating social responsibility strategies into every functional domain. While the Bachelor of Commerce Program offers many courses that ...

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Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, & Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice

  • Pepperdine University (CA)

The Pepperdine certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy, led by Pepperdine Graziadio faculty, Rob Bikel, allows students to complement their MBA degree with courses and activities ...

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Certificate in Sustainability

  • University of Maine at Machias (ME)

The 18-credit Sustainability Certificate Program offers students the ability to acquire a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of the meaning, import and implementation of sustainability studies. Students will recognize the need for ...

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Certificate in Sustainability Management & Enterprise Process Excellence

  • Ryerson University (ON)

Sustainability management is of strategic importance globally in order to enhance and maximize the organizational impacts of the principles of sustainability in order to enhance and maximize the organizational impacts ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Communities

  • Florida International University (FL)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Communities offers students an introduction to the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to critique and conduct research on society/environment interactions. The objective of the ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Design

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Design (ICCSD) was created to integrate existing sustainable design resources across the College of Design, Construction and Planning in response to broadening interest ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Design

  • Boston Architectural College (MA)

The Sustainable Design program at the BAC offers fully online graduate-level courses that are faculty-led, interactive, and asynchronous. Learn about how buildings interact with the natural environment and the choices ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Engineering

  • Wayne State University (MI)

The program complements the College of Engineering's Alternative Energy Technology graduated degree program, now in its fifth year. The sustainability certificate program will develop a structured educational supplement to ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Management

  • Chatham University (PA)

From major international corporations to nonprofit organizations, and from healthcare to banking, sustainability is driving the shape, look and feel of tomorrow’s world. Chatham University’s online Certificate in ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In this three-course certificate program, students examine the important issues involved in sustainable transportation planning. Students review policies and programs that encourage mixed use development and higher density levels in ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Urban Planning

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Urban Planning is tailored to students seeking a credential in the field - but who are not in need of a complete master’s degree. The ...

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Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability

  • Lipscomb University (TN)

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability is designed for professionals who seek a short-term educational experience, with formal documentation, that broadens their knowledge of theories and best practices in ...

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Certificate in Climate Change Management & Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)

The six-course, 18 credit Certificate in Climate Change Management and Policy offers instruction in technological approaches to solving key planning issues. It focuses on the technical side of sustainability; the ...

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Community Environmental Studies Certificate

  • Tufts University (MA)

The certificate in Community Environmental Studies (CES), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides professional training for careers in today's evolving environmental field. The ...

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Ecological Design Certificate

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Ecological Design Certificate is a design-based, interdisciplinary program focused on the development of a practical framework for the integration of the built environment with locale and region specific natural ...

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Ecological Economics Graduate Certificate

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Ecological economics is a transdisciplinary field of study that broadly examines the relationships between ecological and economic systems. It differs from both conventional economics and ecology by emphasizing environment-economy interactions ...

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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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Scores

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
Business Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Business Affiliate
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
Business Affiliate
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.