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 Sustainability & Decision Making (BA)

  • St. John's College (MD)

The 126-credit Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sustainability and Decision-Making emphasizes social sciences and the humanities, with a special focus on philosophical and theological perspectives. The interdisciplinary program allows ...

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Forestry & Natural Resources Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) focuses on the conservation and restoration of the earth's natural resources through hands-on study of the ecology, stewardship, and management of forest, woodland, and ...

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Geography & Environmental Resources Major

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

Majors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Resources study the dynamic relationship between nature and society with an emphasis on principles of physical and social science ...

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Geologic & Environmental Sciences (BA/BS)

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers an newly-designed major in Geological and Environmental Science, which is designed to provide students with the tools and skills necessary to solve ...

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Global Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

The degree program in Global Environmental Science is a holistic, scientific, approach to the study of Earth and Earth's physical, chemical, biological, and human systems. In the course of ...

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Global Environments + Sustainability Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The relationship between human societies and the planet have created many of today’s most intractable global challenges. Over the past 50 years, Earth’s human population has doubled and ...

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Horticulture & Crop Science Major

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Students in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences begin with core courses that provide a thorough introduction to three concentrations: Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit and Crop Science, and Plant Protection Science ...

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Humanity & Nature Studies (BA)

  • Northland College (WI)

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, students can craft a major from a menu of courses ...

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Integrative Biology Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Integrative biology is the study of biological systems while incorporating many perspectives. The program brings together a diversity of disciplines that complement one another to unravel the complexity of biology ...

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Students are encouraged to take 20 basic courses in their first and second years. The courses and their order will be selected with the guidance of an adviser, chosen from ...

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Major in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Smith College (MA)

The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) major is designed for students with interests in the environment and sustainability and a commitment to scientifically based problem solving and policy analysis. The ...

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Marine Science Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Marine Science program is offered jointly through the departments of Earth and Planetary Science and Integrative Biology. Marine Science is inherently interdisciplinary. Because the ocean plays a central role ...

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Material Science & Engineering Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Materials Scientists and Engineers are involved in every aspect of technology, ranging from the design of materials appropriate for use in integrated circuits and biological applications, through to those materials ...

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Molecular Environmental Biology Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Molecular approaches are expected to play an increasing role in environmental problem-solving in the near future, and their success will depend upon a sound understanding of biological principles from molecular ...

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Nutritional Sciences: Toxicology Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Undergraduates who wish to pursue studies in toxicology will be admitted to the specialization in Nutritional Sciences-Toxicology in the department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology. The "major" has been reformulated ...

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Organic Agriculture (BSc)

  • University of Guelph (ON)

A fresh wind is blowing at the University of Guelph, offering novel opportunities for students to make their mark in the rapidly evolving world of organic agriculture. Undergraduate students at ...

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Organic Agriculture Systems (BS)

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Significantly different than conventional agriculture, organic food production is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture, with retail sales increasing by 20 percent annually since 1991. In many ways ...

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Peace & Conflict Studies Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS) major introduces students to the study of peace, conflict, and world order from social, economic, political, historical, and ecological dimensions. Integral to the study ...

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Planning, Environment & Development (BSc)

  • Queen's University (ON)

Planning affects our everyday lives and is an exciting discipline to study at university. Society currently faces major challenges - attracting investment, creating jobs, protecting the environment, finding sustainable energy supplies ...

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BA or BS in Planning, Public Policy and Management

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) offers an undergraduate major for students interested in public or nonprofit careers who seek to make a difference in their communities ...

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Renewable Energy & Ecological Design (BA)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

A new generation of researchers, architects, engineers and builders is looking at the built environment in a whole new way. Excessive energy use and resource consumption are prompting these pioneers ...

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SB in Environmental Engineering

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The program trains students to understand, invent, and lead with creative design, and prepare our students to define the future and change the world. Real-world projects and research experiences are ...

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SB in Planning

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Those students who choose to major in the Department earn a Bachelor of Science (SB) in Planning, an interdisciplinary pre-professional major designed to prepare students for careers in both the ...

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Society & Environment (BS)

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Social and environmental problems are deeply intertwined. The Society and Environment (SE) major introduces students to the main approaches and theory for environmental social sciences, including how social science tools ...

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Sustainability (BA/BS)

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Students majoring in Sustainability will be prepared to pursue careers in the private sector or government in the areas of sustainable practices, natural resource management, renewable energy, community planning, and ...

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Sustainability & Environmental Studies Major/Minor

  • Berea College (KY)

Sustainability and Environmental Studies (SENS) is an interdisciplinary program centered on ecological design—the purposeful integration of human actions with the structures and functions of the natural world. The goal ...

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Sustainability & the Environment (BA)

  • Florida International University (FL)

The Bachelor of Arts degree provides students who are interested in the humanities and social sciences with a broad overview of environmental issues. The B. A. degree's emphasis is ...

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Sustainability Science BA

  • Bentley University (MA)

This degree combines Sustainability Science and Business Studies is an innovative curriculum that integrates Bentley University's strengths in Earth and environmental sciences with its core programs in business to ...

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Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Alaska Pacific University (AK)

The Sustainability Studies major explores the relationship between humans and the environment through an interdisciplinary curriculum. This Alaska-based program encourages you to explore Alaska’s cultural and ecological diversity and ...

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Sustainability Studies Major

  • Mercyhurst University (PA)

As a sustainability major, Mercyhurst students have the opportunity to take courses in a dozen different academic disciplines. However sustainability majors structure their degree, they will confront the immense environmental ...

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Sustainability Studies Major

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Students can develop sustainable practices that address today’s challenges with a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies from Colorado Mountain College. The program includes courses in Sustainable agriculture; Ecology ...

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Sustainability: Economics and Management (BSBA)

  • Xavier University (OH)

The Sustainability: Economics & Management BSBA will allow students to holistically investigate the complex sustainability challenges of our era, where the economy and the organizations associated with it are seen ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Students in the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Program experience a range of learning opportunities designed to immerse them in the world of sustainable agriculture, through a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum tailored ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Sustainable Agriculture Program is an interdisciplinary program offered cooperatively by the faculties of the Departments of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Biology, and Resource Economics and Policy. In addition ...

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Sustainable Business Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

Sustainable Business at COA prepares students across the curriculum to plan and start enterprises that create change. Students have built schools, farms, a biofuel company, an advocacy group, a community ...

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BS in Sustainable Food & Farming

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The concentration in Sustainable Food and Farming was developed in response to growing student demand and emerging job opportunities. If you care about good food, small farms, and local solutions ...

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Sustainable Food Systems (BS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Growing demand for food and fiber crops requires the need to maximize long-term sustainability of our agricultural systems and reimagine how we grow, market and transport food. This program is ...

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Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (SLH) provides a professional education in the use and care of trees, shrubs, flowers, lawn grasses, and other plants in the human environment. The program integrates professional ...

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Sustainable Parks, Recreation & Tourism Major

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Department of Community Sustainability offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SPRT). By combining a body of specialized professional knowledge with the study of ...

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Sustainable Studies Bachelor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

What the world needs more than ever are smart, creative people like you who are committed to getting a green education and implementing sustainable ideas and practices throughout all sectors ...

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Undergraduate Major in Sustainability & the Environment

  • Albion College (MI)
  • University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

The Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE), through its member students and affiliated faculty, encourages all Albion students to develop an awareness of the physical makeup of the biosphere ...

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Undergraduate Program in Bioengineering

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The multidisciplinary undergraduate major in bioengineering is intended for academically strong students who excel in the physical sciences, mathematics, and biology. Revised in 2007, the structure ensures exposure to the ...

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Urban & Environmental Planning (BA) (Hons)

  • London South Bank University

BA (Hons) Urban and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The course enhances student's employability in planning, property development and research roles in the ...

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Urban Sustainability (BA)

  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

The urban sustainability program takes a unique interdisciplinary approach by offering concentrations in economics, environmental science, and sociology. Students will examine the causes of urban sustainability problems and devise solutions ...

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City & Regional Planning (PhD)

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The doctoral program has three main components: the coursework, which includes the program core, a major field and a minor field; the comprehensive exams; and the dissertation. The program of ...

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DEnv in Environmental Sciences & Engineering

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Because the D.Env. is more multidisciplinary than a traditional PhD degree, the Program substitutes a doctoral internship experience in a governmental agency, a national laboratory or the private sector ...

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Earth, Environment & Society PhD

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Earth, Environment, & Society PhD program (formerly "Environmental Sciences & Resources") is an interdisciplinary program between Geology, Geography, and Environmental Sciences & Management. Students typically have on area of ...

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International Environmental Management Doctoral Program

  • Kyoto University

The Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) has established the International Environmental Management Program to strengthen educational and research opportunities for international students. GSGES offers a Doctoral Program in ...

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JD in Environmental & Natural Resources Law

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

At Lewis & Clark, law students studying for the JD degree can take a few environmental law classes or they can emphasize environmental and natural resources law by earning a ...

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LLM/JSD in Human Rights

  • St. Thomas University (FL)

The Science of Law (J.S.D.) Program in Intercultural Human Rights started in August 2001, with only the LL.M. Program; joined in 2005 by the J.S.D ...

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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

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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.