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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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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Energy & Sustainability Engineering Certificate

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The graduate option program in Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) is designed to provide the components of breadth and depth for students who are enrolled in a departmental masters or ...

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Engineering & Business for Sustainability (EBS) Certificate

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Engineering and Business for Sustainability (EBS) Certificate Program is a new initiative to train UC Berkeley graduate students to understand the complexity and urgency of their role in engineering ...

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Environmental & Energy Law Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

The Program in Environmental and Energy Law allows JD students to gain in-depth knowledge of this important area of practice. The program provides not only a firm grounding in the ...

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • Florida State University (FL)

This certificate indicates that the recipient has achieved special competency in the fields of environmental, energy and land use law.

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Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate

  • Boston College (MA)

The Certificate in Land Use & Environmental Law is awarded annually to graduating students who have fulfilled concentration and service requirements in this curricular area by the Law School's ...

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Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program educates future lawyers through an innovative approach that combines the study of land use law with environmental law. Many environmental problems result from ...

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Environmental & Land Use Law Certification

  • University of Virginia (VA)

One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to foster sustainable communities and ensure the environment's long-term health. Meeting this challenge requires land use and environmental policies ...

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Environmental & Natural Resources Law Certificate

  • University of Kansas (KS)

Students must notify the associate dean for academic affairs before the end of their first full academic year of their intention to satisfy the certificate requirements. In addition to all ...

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Environmental Education Certificate

  • Hamline University (MN)

Developed in consultation with educators in both formal and non-formal settings, the Environmental Education certificate program is a mix of introductory environmental education concepts, teaching methodology and best practices, issues ...

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Every year, approximately ten graduates earn their Environmental Law Certificate, finding employment with private law firms; county, state, and federal government agencies; the judiciary; and nonprofit groups.

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • Pace University (NY)

Pace's Environmental Law Program is recognized as one of the first in the country with a fully developed curriculum, and has received one of the highest rankings in the ...

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Students in their second and third year may elect to specialize in environmental law, earning a Certificate in Environmental Law. To do so, a student must apply no later than ...

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The certificate program was initiated as part of the school's commitment to quality environmental legal education. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of three core courses - Environmental Law ...

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • Florida State University (FL)

The Environmental Law Certificate program provides students with the knowledge base and practical legal skills necessary to practice enviromental law. Students participating in the Environmental Law Certificate program also have ...

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • University of Toledo (OH)

To be eligible for a Certificate in Environmental Law, a student must complete a minimum of 10 credits from Environmental Law Required and Elective Courses.

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Environmental Law Certificate

  • Widener University (PA)

Widener Law students interested in earning an Environmental Law Certificate can undertake a course of study through the Law & Government Institute designed to explore the impact of the legislative ...

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Environmental Law Certificate of Specialization

  • Tulane University (LA)

The Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law provides a coherent foundation that prepares students for the legal problems they will confront in practice, whether on behalf of government agencies, industrial ...

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Environmental Law Concentration Certificate

  • Capital University (OH)

Capital's concentration in Environmental Law is a comprehensive program that exposes students to coursework in air, water, hazardous waste and land use law and policy. Capital University Law School ...

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Environmental Law Specialization Certificate

  • Golden Gate University (CA)

Students may earn a specialization certificate in environmental law. The certificate requirements include concentrated course work, a research paper, and clinical practice.

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Environmental Law, Science & Policy Certificate

  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (PA)

Students enrolled in the certificate program will not only learn environmental law as it exists in statutes, regulations, and cases, but also will be involved in its practical application whether ...

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Environmental Planning Certificate

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Any student in DUSP who meet the requirements will be eligible to receive an of Environmental Planning Certificate when he or she graduates. The requirements are completion of (1) 11 ...

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Environmental Policy Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Students can earn a Certificate of Study in one of several disciplines as part of their three-year JD degree. Typically, these programs require that you take three or four courses ...

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Environmental Risk Assessment Certificate

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

Risk assessment is a frequently used tool in environmental analysis. The graduate certificate in environmental risk assessment provides students with the professional education necessary to perform risk assessment operations for ...

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Environmental Science Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This certificate will be granted by the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Law students who successfully complete its requirements. To qualify for the certificate ...

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Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Ohio University (OH)

This certificate program offers non-Environmental Studies majors the necessary multidisciplinary skills and global awareness needed to understand the broader impacts of personal consumer choices on the environment. The certificate will ...

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Graduate Certificate in Conservation Ecology

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

Students enrolled in any graduate degree program in the University of Georgia may apply to the Graduate Certificate Program in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development. This program is designed for ...

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Graduate Certificate in Development & Sustainability

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The Development and Sustainability Graduate Certificate links faculty teaching and research across nine units and three faculties in the university, and enables students to coordinate their graduate studies so as ...

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Graduate Certificate in Development Studies

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The certificate provides interdisciplinary training in development studies to graduate students through a structured yet flexible program built around courses taught by CU faculty in a number of social science ...

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law

  • Australian National University

The Environmental Law program produces graduates with the legal understanding necessary to enable a critical analysis and application of environmental law and policy. It is designed to meet the professional ...

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law & Policy

  • Lehigh University (PA)

This graduate certificate offers a credential in environmental law and policy for individuals with a background in various science, engineering, social science and humanities fields who wish to understand the ...

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

This 12-credit certificate is offered through the Department of Public Policy in the School of Education. The certificate offers an excellent opportunity to achieve advanced knowledge and professional certification in ...

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Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsible & Sustainable Apparel Business

  • University of Delaware (DE)

The Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies offers a graduate certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business that addresses labor and environmental problems in the global supply chains for ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability offers an integrated series of post-baccalaureate courses that comprise a multidisciplinary study of the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. Students will gain an ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainability & Environmental Studies

  • Truman State University (MO)

The Sustainability and Environmental Studies certificate is intended for those individuals who want an improved knowledge of the relationship of the environment and environmental policies to their business or future ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture provides post-baccalaureate students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current issues in sustainable agriculture, along with the science that makes it work. Students ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practices

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

The online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practices program is geared toward working professionals seeking to build their knowledge-base and credentials in the field of sustainable design, engineering and construction of ...

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Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies provides a core foundation in urban and regional policy theory and research methods, and culminates in an applied capstone project. The Certificate is not ...

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Graduate Diploma in Business & the Environment

  • York University (ON)

This Diploma is open to students in both the MES program and the Schulich School of Business MBA program. Pursuing the Diploma will allow you to develop a more focused ...

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Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education & Communication

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication is a leadership program that focuses on developing the competency and skill of educators and communicators who have an interest in, or ...

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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.