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 MBA

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Sustainable MBA program, the first of its kind in the nation and regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), is designed ...

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Teaching Social Justice Master

  • Cambridge College (MA)

The purpose of this program is based on the recognition that education is critical to creating a more just and sustainable world. In creating the Teaching Social Justice Program, Cambridge ...

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Urban Sustainability Concentration (MPA)

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)

Master of Public Affairs degree with a concentration in urban sustainability. Features an interdisciplinary curriculum and will prepare students for careers in the growing fields of sustainability policy and practice ...

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Agroecology Minor

  • Goshen College (IN)

Students who enroll in the nine-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center all share something in common: they are passionate about sustainable agriculture. ASI is ...

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Energy & Sustainability Minor

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Energy & Sustainability minor welcomes students from all majors. The program takes an aggressively interdisciplinary approach to the study of sustainable energy systems. It pays special attention to the ...

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Environment Minor

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The minor is designed to provide the information and analytic skills necessary to understanding the environment across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will also be required to complete either ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Elon University (NC)

This minor is designed to educate students about the principles of sustainability by providing background in areas such as scientific understanding; the social, economic and cultural aspects of sustainability and ...

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Environmental Engineering Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The College of Engineering offers a Minor in Environmental Engineering to those undergraduate students whose academic history provides the prerequisites for the courses required by the minor. The Minor requires ...

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Environmental Policy Minor

  • George Mason University (VA)

Students must successfully complete 21 credits with a minimum 2. 00 GPA. At least 8 credits of courses taken for the minor must be exclusive to the minor and not ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI)

The application of scientific principles to resource management form the core of the minor. An Environmental Science minor is particularly appropriate in combination with a major in one of the ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

This minor helps unify the theme of environmental studies, while creating individual paths for student success. The Environmental Studies minor is built around one core course, three topic courses (Environment ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The purpose of the Environmental Studies minor is to broaden students' understanding of the scientific, technological, management, policy, legal, cultural, and ethical dimensions of environmental issues in areas beyond their ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • California Lutheran University (CA)

The CLU program in Environmental Science is designed to provide the student with the tools to critically examine environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. Beyond the required foundational science ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Eckerd College (FL)

The minor in Environmental Studies requires six courses, three required courses (ES 172 Introduction to Environmental Studies, ES 270N Introduction to Environmental Biology, and ES 211N Introduction to Earth Science ...

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Environmental Sustainability Minor

  • Naropa University (CO)

Naropa offers the option of obtaining a minor in Ecology and Systems Science, Environmental History and Justice, Sustainability, Permaculture, or Sacred Ecology.

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Global Perspectives on Sustainability Minor

  • Miami University (OH)

This interdisciplinary minor introduces students to the foundations of environmental sustainability and its complexities, with an emphasis on the approaches taken by people living under different geographic and economic conditions ...

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Graduate Minor Degree in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The minor in Sustainable Agriculture Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. The program provides a curriculum with strong ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Indiana University East (IN)

The minor in environmental studies is a coordinated, interdisciplinary program designed to enhance your awareness of major environmental concepts, acquaint you with areas where environmental issues are related to other ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability teaches students about the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Organic Agriculture

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Organic food and fiber production without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers is the fastest-growing sector of the agricultural industry, fueled by consumer demand in both North America ...

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Interschool Minor in Energy

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Rensselaer is uniquely able to offer students in any undergraduate major an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of issues involved in understanding energy. The interschool minor in energy ...

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Minor in Agroecology

  • 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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Minor in Agroecology

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Agroecology Minor program at NCSU is designed to provide students from all fields a fundamental understanding of agricultural systems from an ecological, economic, and sociological ...

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Minor in Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Temple University (PA)

The CSR minor will integrate sustainability into the educational curriculum and expand research and community engagement. In doing so, the minor will help fulfill two objectives of the Climate Action ...

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Minor in Design for Sustainability

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

In design for sustainability, individuals learn to transform short-term thinking into long-term design solutions. Professionals design sustainable futures through transdisciplinary approaches to social, cultural, environmental and economic problems. At SCAD ...

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Minor in Development & Sustainability

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Undergraduate students are invited to add the Development and Sustainability Minor to their degree to explore various aspects of sustainability that arise from the complex relationship between development and the ...

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Minor in Earth & Environmental Engineering

  • Columbia University (NY)

EEE offers an undergraduate minor to students majoring in other SEAS departments, upon satisfactory completion of 6 courses selected from a specified list. A minor typically requires a heavier than ...

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Minor in Ecological Agriculture

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This minor is designed to give students a knowledge-based concentration in diversified agricultural production based on ecological principles and is economically viable, socially acceptable, and minimizes impacts to the environment ...

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Minor in Energy & Resources

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Minor in Energy and Resources offers undergraduates the opportunity to develop basic knowledge and skills to help them address the complex and interdependent issues associated with the interaction of ...

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Minor in Energy Studies

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The Energy Studies Minor is open to undergraduate students in all majors and colleges at the University of Notre Dame. This minor is intended to prepare students to become successful ...

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Minor in Environmental & Resource Economics

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The EREC minor aims to provide students majoring in other disciplines an understanding of environmental and resource economics,and their uses in personal, social, business and government discision-making. Students learn ...

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Minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The minor offers undergraduates across the campus--from Liberal Arts and Architecture to Science and Interdisciplinary Studies--a set of tools for understanding the social, political, humanistic, and scientific dimensions of climate ...

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Minor in Environmental Analysis & Policy

  • Boston University (MA)

Students pursuing the minor concentration in Environmental Analysis & Policy complete coursework which integrates concepts and analytical methods from anthropology, economics, geography, environmental science, and computer modeling. The minor concentration ...

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Minor in Environmental Design

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The minor in environmental design provides students from diverse academic backgrounds a broad foundation in the principles of urban design as well as the form and function of the built ...

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Minor in Environmental Economics

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Environmental Economics minor provides students with an understanding of the application of economic principles to contemporary natural resource and environmental processes, problems, and policies. Relevant complementary principles in ecology ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

A minor degree program in Environmental Engineering creates a new professional opportunity for engineering students at the University of Connecticut. The program is designed for engineering students who would like ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State's Environmental Engineering Minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This minor is designed to provide students in engineering, science, and ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Students not majoring in environmental engineering may receive a minor in this discipline by completing 15-16 credit hours of study beyond the Introduction to Environmental Engineering course.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The Environmental Engineering minor can assist those in Civil and Chemical Engineering. The Environmental Engineering Area minor includes 3 required courses and 3 elective courses. The required courses provide an ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Stanford University (CA)

The guidelines and procedures for declaring a minor in Environmental Engineering are found in Chapter 6 of the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Students must also complete a CEE Environmental ...

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • Cornell University (NY)

This minor encourages engineering students to learn about the scientific, engineering, and economic foundations of environmental engineering so that they are better able to address environmental management issues.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering Science

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This 21 unit Environmental Engineering Science minor prepares students to seek an entry-level position as an environmental engineer, scientist or analyst. The minor also provides a solid foundation for undertaking ...

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Minor in Environmental Management

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)

To accomplish its principal objective of promoting an understanding of the interaction of human beings with their environment, this interdisciplinary degree program includes courses primarily from the natural sciences and ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

The College of Arts and Sciences administers an interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. The mission of the Environmental Sciences Program is to cultivate ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

The curriculum in the environmental science minor is designed to provide studentswith a rigorous interdisciplinary education in environmental science so they will possess the skills and knowledge needed to find ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Bryant University (RI)

The Environmental Science minor provides a core understanding of the issues and challenges of protecting the environment, and the techniques to preserve it. The minor is available to students majoring ...

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Minor in Environmental Science

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) offers courses on a wide range of topics including environmental science, ecological economics, and international environmental issues, conservation of biodiversity, ecological agriculture, environmental justice/racism ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Smith College (MA)

The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) minor is designed for students with an interest in environmental issues and sustainability and a commitment to scientifically-based problem solving and policy analysis. The ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Duke University (NC)

The Nicholas School offers an option for a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. This minor complements majors in Public Policy, Biology, Chemistry, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, and Earth and ...

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Minor in Environmental Science & Studies

  • DePaul University (IL)

The Department of Environmental Science and Studies offers a minor concentration to non-science majors interested in the science aspects of environmental issues. The goals of the minor are: Give non-science ...

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

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NOLS

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Strategic Energy Innovations

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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.