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 Studies & Sciences (BA)

  • Skidmore College (NY)

We emphasize the integration of problem-solving within an interdisciplinary framework. Our students design and carry out empirical research and develop and defend their conclusions through clear written and spoken presentations ...

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Environmental Studies & Sciences Minor

  • Skidmore College (NY)

We emphasize the integration of problem-solving within an interdisciplinary framework. Our students design and carry out empirical research and develop and defend their conclusions through clear written and spoken presentations ...

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Ecosystem Management Technician (AS)

  • Fleming College (ON)

Fleming's Ecosystem Management Technician program highlights a holistic approach to the management of human activity within ecosystems. Students will study ecosystem composition, structure and function in wilderness, rural, and ...

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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Oberlin College (OH)

The Environmental Studies (ES) Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human interactions with the environment. The goal of the major is to equip students with the knowledge ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Oberlin College (OH)

A student interested in a focused, but less extensive, study of the environment may pursue a minor in Environmental Studies. A minor must include ENVS 101 (Environment and Society) and ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary major with foundational courses in chemistry and either biology, organic chemistry, or physics. Advanced courses in applied ecology, water resources, climate, and renewable energy provide ...

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Environmental Studies & Sciences Minor

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Available to all SCU undergraduates, the minor consists of courses in specific areas of environmental studies: scientific foundations, methods, ethical dimensions, and political and legal issues.

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Environmental Studies Major

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The Environmental Studies degree provides an integrated, interdisciplinary social science degree opportunity for undergraduates. Foundational courses introduce key concepts from geography and philosophy to economics. Advanced courses in areas such ...

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Integrated Bachelor’s Degree in Natural & Built Environments (BS)

  • Universite Laval (QC)

The aim of this bachelor's degree is to train professionals in the environment and, in particular, in the conservation and sustainable management of natural environments. This practical multidisciplinary training ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

With a BAESS, Students will gain a broad overview of environmental sustainability problems and the tools needed to address these issues. This is a joint degree between SPEA and the ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The curriculum of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies minor is designed to provide students a broad introduction to the complex system-scale challenges of sustainability as well as the tools needed ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The BSES curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems using knowledge and tools from many of the traditional sciences (e. g. , biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, mathematics, meteorology, or physics ...

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Environment & Natural Resources (BS)

  • University of New Brunswick (NB)

The Environmental Management minor equips students with the knowledge, tools, and ethical foundation needed to address today’s complex environmental issues. Students build their expertise in the use of tools ...

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Environmental Management (MEM)

  • University of New Brunswick (NB)

Our 16-month Master of Environmental Management (MEM) will give students the practical skills and experience needed to work as an environmental or natural resource manager. Through a combination of course ...

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Environment & Society (BA/BS)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Environment and Society will provide students an interdisciplinary program that prepares them for employment or further study in a broad range of areas related to the Environment. Through exposure to ...

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Water Science Minor

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This program is designed to provide students with a strong and structured physical understanding of hydrological processes that affect the quantity and movement of surface and near-surface waters and the ...

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Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Interdisciplinary programs examine environmental issues and explore solutions that cut across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

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Environmental Studies (MA/MS)

  • University of Victoria (BC)

At the UVic School of Environmental Studies research-inspired teaching and dynamic experiential learning opportunities are inextricably linked to our extraordinary location on the edge of the Pacific Rim. Students turn ...

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Environmental Studies (PhD)

  • University of Victoria (BC)

At the UVic School of Environmental Studies research-inspired teaching and dynamic experiential learning opportunities are inextricably linked to our extraordinary location on the edge of the Pacific Rim. Students turn ...

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Climate Change Minor

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks to maintain a team of engaged professionals from a range ...

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Environmental Studies (MA)

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The M. A. Environmental Studies has an interdisciplinary focus encompassing the natural and social sciences. This foundation is necessary for understanding the complex, cross-disciplinary problems faced today by environmental policy ...

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Environmental Resource Management (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Graduates with a master's in environmental resource management are the scientists, conservationists and problem solvers who lead collaborative teams from consulting firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations to solve ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

As an interdisciplinary academic field, environmental science includes the study and application of ecology, physics, chemistry, geology, atmospheric science, geography, oceanography and natural resource management. Students can specialize in coastal ...

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Environmental Science (MS)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

The master's in environmental science at Florida Tech prepares graduates for career opportunities and advanced academic studies in the use, control and preservation of environmental resources. Because today's ...

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Environmental Science (PhD)

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

The multidisciplinary Ph. D. in environmental science program gives students the well-rounded background necessary to meet the needs of the numerous career opportunities in government agencies, private consulting and nonprofit ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Saint Joseph's College (ME)

The Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies investigates the environment and the ecological challenges that it faces. The Environmental Studies major couples scientific disciplines, such as biology, ecology, geology ...

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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

The Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark, one of a number of interdisciplinary programs on campus, benefits from the participation of many departments in the College of Arts and ...

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Environmental Science Bachelor

  • Saint Michael's College (VT)

The Environmental Science program at Saint Michael's College gives students the opportunity to improve their scientific understanding of the human impact on our natural world and to engage in ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The bachelor of arts (B. A. ) degree in environmental studies addresses interdisciplinary relationships by providing maximum flexibility necessary for students to explore the social, cultural, and scientific issues pertaining to ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The goal of the bachelor of science (B. S. ) degree is to train students to become proficient in the natural and physical sciences, as well as to be aware of ...

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Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The major in Environmental Science is based in the physical and biological sciences, but also includes course work in selected areas of the social sciences. The major leads to a ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Environmental Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to understand the interactions between human society and the environment. Understanding ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Environmental Studies is broadly concerned with the interaction between humans and the environment. The Environmental Studies Minor is a coherent 16-credit interdisciplinary (humanities, social sciences, and sciences) program to enable ...

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Sustainable Environmental Planning & Management Graduate Certificate

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Offered as an online program and able to be completed in 12-16 months. The program is designed for: i) Professionals in the natural resources and sustainable environmental fields looking to ...

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Environmental & Soil Sciences (BS)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental scientists study land, soil, and water resources, and their role in natural and managed ecosystems, often working to remove the hazards that affect people, wildlife, and their environments. Understanding ...

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Natural Resources Management (BS)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The goal of the natural resources management major is to provide students with a broad-based understanding of the interconnectedness of social, political, and ecological systems. This knowledge will enable students ...

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Soil Restoration & Conservation Minor

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The curriculum focus is on the application of basic science with technical Crop and Soil Science courses to Soil and Water Resource Management. Career emphasis is on interpretation of land ...

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Natural & Applied Sciences Minor

  • Bentley University (MA)

The minor in natural and applied sciences consists of four courses related to the sciences. This minor is intended to encourage students to explore the sciences beyond the required NS ...

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Natural Resources & Environmental Law Certificate

  • University of Montana (MT)

The natural resources and environmental law certificate provides law students the opportunity to specialize in environmental and natural resource law. It provides a interdisciplinary education and allows student to expand ...

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Water Resources Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The minor in water resources provides an opportunity for students in M. S. and Ph. D. degree programs to complement their major subject area with studies related to water resources ...

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Climate Science & Policy (MS)

  • Bard College (NY)

The climate degree covers the interplay between climate systems, ecosystems, and agricultural systems on the one hand and solutions on the other, training future policy leaders to guide efforts in ...

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Water Science & Management (MS)

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

We face serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources; responses to the challenges will have major impacts on regional economy, environmental quality, and the ...

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Water Science & Management (PhD)

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

We face serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources; responses to the challenges will have major impacts on regional economy, environmental quality, and the ...

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Master of Natural Resources (MNR)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Oregon State University Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program is an interdisciplinary program designed for natural resources professionals. This 45-credit program is delivered entirely online through Oregon State Ecampus ...

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Natural Resource Conservation Minor

  • Sterling College (KS)

Sterling College students pursuing a minor in Natural Resources Conservation examine local and global conservation issues, including natural resources sustainability and biodiversity protection. Courses provide students with a strong understanding ...

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Environmental & Water Resource Economics (BS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

A degree in Environmental Water Resource and Economics (EWRE) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources.

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Natural Resources Minor

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Natural Resources Minor offers information that will help student qualify for entry level positions in natural resource management or wildlife conservation.

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Forestry (BS)

  • University of New Brunswick (NB)

This interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BScF) program helps students to understand the forest through courses in forest and wildlife ecology, soil chemistry, forest economics sociology & statistics, hydrology ...

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Master of Natural Resource Development (MNRD)

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

It aims to develop an understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, economics, policy and culture as factors that influence natural resource conservation and management. It is intended to emphasize the ...

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Natural Resources (PhD)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The doctoral program with a major in natural resources emphasizes interdisciplinary research approaches toward the understanding and management of natural resources in a broad context. Areas of study include forest ...

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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.