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 Health - BS in Public Health (BSPH)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The BSPH in Environmental Health degree, is a four year undergraduate program offered through the Department of Environmental Health at Indiana University-Bloomington. The field of public health is charged with ...

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World Environmental Health Specialized Graduate Diploma

  • Universite de Montreal (QC)

Environment, Health and Disaster Management is a 30-credit program to familiarize with the interface between health and the environment, as well as environmental emergencies posing health risks.

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Native American Studies (BA)

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

The Native American Studies major program has three goals. One is to help students realize the objectives of an undergraduate major as defined at Humboldt State, “to attain an understanding ...

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Native American Studies Minor

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

The Native American Studies major program has three goals. One is to help students realize the objectives of an undergraduate major as defined at Humboldt State, “to attain an understanding ...

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Environmental Humanities Minor

  • James Madison University (VA)

The environmental humanities minor allows students to articulate broad historical and cultural views of the complex interactions among humans and the natural and material environment. Students will analyze and produce ...

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Peace, Justice & Ecology Minor

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

The Peace, Justice, and Ecology minor, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking a broad learning experience in human-ecological interactions, bio-cultural diversity ...

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American Indian Studies Graduate Certificate in Renewable Natural Resources

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The goal is to train graduate students and related professionals to be conversant with the problems of managing natural resources on American Indian reservations and off-reservation areas.

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Environmental Humanities Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The environmental humanities certificate offers students who are interested in humanities-based approaches to the current global environmental crisis an option to focus in this vital area of study. Students take ...

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Minor & Certificate

  • University of Victoria (BC)

We focus on climate change from the perspectives of all the major disciplines that emphasize the human elements of climate change. This includes psychology, economics, geography, anthropology, law, philosophy, political ...

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Humanitarian Action Minor

  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)

A minor in humanitarian Action is part of a larger Humanitarian Action Leadership (HAL) program that includes this minor, a graduate certificate, and short and long term noncredit training courses ...

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Literature & the Environment Minor

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Students in the Literature and the Environment minor explore environmental issues from British, American, and global perspectives, using a range of methodological approaches, with such emphases as non-human/human relations ...

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Global Studies (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The Ph. D. in Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered through the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, administered by the Department of Political Science, with an ...

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Logistics - Humanitarian & Disaster Relief (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

The Master of Science in Logistics Management degree program is designed for professionals seeking a degree that prepares them with specific skills and competencies in logistics management. The master's ...

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Economics, Law & the Environment (Master's)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Program on Economics, Law, & the Environment (ELE) is a collaborative reseach and education initiative of The University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law and the College ...

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Climate Justice Minor

  • Sterling College (KS)

Students pursuing a minor in Climate Justice at Sterling College will explore environmental and social justice issues that both contribute to and arise from climate change. With a strong understanding ...

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BA/MA in Energy & Environment

  • Boston University (MA)

The program in Energy & Environment offered through the Department of Earth & Environment combines advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework to provide students with the foundational knowledge and advanced analytical ...

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Environmental Geology Major

  • Beloit College (WI)

The environmental geology major provides an understanding of how earth systems operate and how humans interact with the environment.

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Water Resources Certificate

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

The Water Resources graduate certificate program at WPI offers a comprehensive set of graduate-level courses in a specialized area of environmental engineering to enhance students knowledgebase and increase marketability in ...

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Environmental Geology Major

  • Calvin College (MI)

Students Learn to greater appreciate the world around them while applying the principles of geology to solve environmental problems in Calvin's environmental geology major.

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Environmental Earth Sciences (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Environmental Earth science is the study of interactions between humans and Earth's natural environment. Students will study the influence of human activities on the local and global environment as ...

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Earth Science (BS)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences is designed for students intending to prepare for direct entry into a career as a professional in industry or government, or for graduate ...

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Earth & Ecosystem Science (PhD)

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

The Earth and Ecosystem Science (EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University provides advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical ...

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Earth & Environmental Sciences Major

  • Wesleyan University (CT)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (E&ES) at Wesleyan University covers many aspects of the natural world, on Earth and on other planets.

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Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Minor

  • Emory University (GA)

Through integrative, interdisciplinary and applied scholarship, students are introduced to theories and methods of earth and atmospheric sciences. This minor fulfills a need for students majoring in the natural sciences ...

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Climate Dynamics (PhD)

  • George Mason University (VA)

The mission of this program is to train the next generation of scientists in climate dynamics and related fields. Through a comprehensive grounding in classwork, our students learn about how ...

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Climate Change Certificate

  • University of Utah (UT)

As the impacts of climate change become more severe over the coming years and decades, companies, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations will be required to adapt and respond to climate ...

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Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences is an interdisciplinary graduate major that first introduces students to the elements of the Earth system and the processes of mass and energy flow among ...

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Renewable Materials Minor

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The renewable materials minor exposes students to the world of renewable materials science and technology and enables them to enhance thier education by gaining a specialization that makes them more ...

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Earth Systems Bachelor

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Earth Systems Program is an interdisciplinary environmental science major. Students learn about and independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human interaction with natural systems. Earth Systems majors become ...

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Science, Technology, and Society Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

The mission of the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program is to provide Stanford undergraduates with intellectually stimulating education that will prepare them for life in the contemporary era, one ...

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Earth Science (BA)

  • Baylor University (TX)

The BA degree in Earth Science covers a broad spectrum of topics and is designed to give the Earth science major an understanding of the Earth's materials and processes ...

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Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BA program in earth and environmental studies provides a foundational understanding of the evolution of the earth system with an emphasis on the planetary context for sustainable human societies ...

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Major in Environmental Geosciences

  • Smith College (MA)

Courses highlight hands-on and discovery-based learning by doing, modern field and laboratory techniques, and interactive student-faculty research experiences. A degree in geosciences can lead to a variety of rewarding careers ...

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Environmental Earth Sciences (BS)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The interdisciplinary program in Environmental Earth Sciences is a joint program of the departments of Geography and Planning, Geological Sciences, and Soil Science. It explores the relationships, both modern and ...

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Earth Remote Sensing (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Earth Remote Sensing (ERS) takes into consideration the many factors that are changing the Earth such as growing population, urbanization, land use and climate change. ERS is the science of ...

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Geological Oceanography (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that integrates the expertise and skills of ocean scientists with that of engineers. Florida Tech's master's in oceanography is a research-centric program ...

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Oceanography (BS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that attempts to unlock the mysteries of the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet. Students in Florida Tech's oceanography degree program ...

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Oceanography (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that integrates the expertise and skills of ocean scientists with that of engineers. Florida Tech's master's in oceanography is a research-centric program ...

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Physical Oceanography (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that integrates the expertise and skills of ocean scientists with that of engineers. Florida Tech's master's in oceanography is a research-centric program ...

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Renewable Natural Resources Bachelor

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Renewable Natural Resources program prepares students for careers with public and private organizations that plan and manage natural resources. Students will learn how to integrate contemporary scientific issues into ...

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Geology & Environmental Studies Major

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental studies is the academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. It is a broad interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural environment, anthropogenic (human built ...

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Earth Science with a Climate & Environment Emphasis

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

This major employs an integrated view of the earth as a dynamically linked system. Students take traditional geology courses while pursuing coursework in related disciplines, such as ocean, atmospheric, and ...

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Sustainability Concentration, Public Service & Public Policy (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in public service and public policy prepares students for work in government at all levels and nonprofit organizations through comprehensive coverage of topics in public policy, public ...

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Environmental Politics & Policy concentration in Political Science (MA/PhD)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Department’s Environmental Politics and Policy concentration is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills to analyze the connections between politics and the natural world and pursue ...

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Five-Year Dual Degree: Env. Policy BA, Master of Public Health

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Students in Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program are positioned to take advantage of the increased demand for public health professionals. What’s more, students gain ...

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Environmental Analysis & Policy Minor

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

The environmental studies program provides an opportunity for the systematic investigation of the natural world and the interaction of humans with their own environment. Environmental issues and conflicts of this ...

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Environmental Policy Minor

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Students completing this program will have demonstrated: the ability to apply science to understanding ecosystems and natural resources, the ability to understand the policy and social implications of environmental issues ...

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Environmental Policy Concentration in Public Policy (MPP)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MPP program with a concentration in environmental policy prepares students at the master's degree level to apply sustainability principles and approaches to careers in a variety of fields ...

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Public Affairs, Environmental Management (BS)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Part of the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, includes environmental science topics, while also studying management, risk assessment, environmental law, policy, and government finance. With an Environmental Management major ...

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Environmental Economics & Policy Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The minor will provide interested students with an overview of key concepts and methods used by economists to analyze problems associated with human use and misuse of natural resources and ...

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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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FIE: Foundation for International Education

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Strategic Energy Innovations

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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

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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.