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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Minor in Sustainability

  • Ball State University (IN)

Participating students will be provided a breadth of exposure to issues including systems theory, values and ethics, atmosphere and climate, population, energy, water, land, food (land-based and freshwater/marine-based), health ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Students pursuing degrees across campus can take a minor degree in Sustainability Studies, offered through the Science and Technology Studies Department (STS). The STS approach to sustainability connects social, scientific ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

The goal of the Minor in Sustainability is to offer Portland State undergraduate students an understanding of the multidisciplinary concepts and practices integral to sustainable living. The Minor has two ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The interdisciplinary minor in sustainability exposes students to ideas and issues related to a sustainable, balanced and ethical future for the planet and its inhabitants. The minor is at the ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The objectives of the sustainability minor are to: educate students from across campus on interdisciplinary approaches of historic and emergent sustainability problems; engage students in team projects examining real-world problems ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

The undergraduate Sustainability Studies Minor is a multidisciplinary approach in which students gain an understanding of the theory and practice of sustainability. This program looks to discover and examine humanity ...

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Minor in Sustainability Energy Systems

  • Cornell University (NY)

Providing affordable energy to meet the demands of both developed and developing nations without further damaging the natural environment and the Earth's climate system is a Grand Challenge for ...

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Minor in Sustainability Management

  • University of Maine at Machias (ME)

The sustainability management minor will help prepare students for careers as sustainability managers, sustainability coordinators, corporate sustainability officers, green business consultants, or sustainability analysts. Course requirements for the minor provide ...

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Minor in Sustainability Science & Policy

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Sustainability is society's ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations' ability to meet their own needs. This interdisciplinary minor focused on sustainability is designed ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The University of Minnesota's Sustainability Studies Minor immerses students in the study of real-world problems from a variety of academic perspectives, incorporating disciplines from across the natural, social and ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • Auburn University (AL)

Sustainability is a rapidly-growing field of studies, and is the focus of new interdisciplinary degrees, certificates, and minor programs at universities across the country. Auburn University is now offering a ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The program provides an understanding of sustainability — a unifying approach to human and environmental problems. Sustainable businesses, communities, and other organizations seek to design systems in ways that optimize material ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • George Mason University (VA)

A society grounded in the principles of sustainability achieves balance among the "Three Es": Ecological integrity, Economic vitality, and Equity among people. The Sustainability Studies Minor (SSM) introduces students to ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

As part of its ongoing efforts to respond to workforce needs and uphold its commitment to environmental education, Frostburg State University offers a minor in sustainability studies to degree-seeking students ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The minor in Sustainability Studies will complement any major on campus and provide both intellectual breadth and depth in a challenging new area of inquiry that is gaining a high ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • Rider University (NJ)

Students in the Sustainability Studies minor will take seven courses (23-24 credits) in environmental and social sciences, ethics and business. Sustainability-related courses that contribute to the minor are offered within ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • The University of New Mexico (NM)

Sustainability Studies provides the tools to enable students to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. As students and ...

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Minor in Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (SEE)

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) interdisciplinary minor at the University of Dayton is driven by an engaged group of faculty, staff, students, and community partners focused on undergraduate ...

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Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Agricultural systems are complex and dynamic. In recent years, questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of energy and resource intensive agriculture systems. While all agriculturally oriented majors of the ...

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Minor in Sustainable Agriculture

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Increasingly, farmers are looking for creative ways to increase and diversify farm income, while consumers are seeking sustainably raised food produced close to home. Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of ...

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Minor in Sustainable Agriculture

  • 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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Minor in Sustainable Business

  • Aquinas College (MI)

Sustainable Business practices restore environmental quality, promote stable and healthy communities, and increase long-term profitability. The Aquinas Sustainable Business Degree program fosters ecological and social intelligence in all business decisions ...

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Minor in Sustainable Community Planning

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This minor takes advantage of a number of courses on the NAU campus that provide undergraduate students perspectives on sustainable development issues. The focus of the minor is on public ...

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Minor in Sustainable Design

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Huxley College of the Environment and the Engineering Technology Department jointly offer a minor in Sustainable Design. Design is the process of conceptualizing, representing, and creating projects, processes, or products ...

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Minor in Sustainable Development

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainable Development degree is interdisciplinary and draws upon courses from throughout the University. Required core elements familiarize students with principles and practices in biological, physical, and social sciences as ...

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Minor in Sustainable Development

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

Sustainable Development is an interdisciplinary minor with courses in sustainability and environmental studies from departments and colleges across the university. Courses emphasize experiential, project-based service learning. The minor is designed ...

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Minor in Sustainable Environments

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

This minor educates students within the college in the principles and various aspects of sustainable environmental design with global, regional and local perspectives and concepts. It provides students with the ...

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Minor in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This minor is designed to provide students with a knowledge-based concentration in horticulture based on the application of ecological principles in landscape design and plant sciences.

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Minor in Sustainable Living

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

An SL minor provides students with a practical foundation for understanding the principles and practices of environmental design for communities. Students can receive a minor in Sustainable Living by completing ...

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Minor in Sustainable Urban Development

  • Portland State University (OR)

Interest in sustainability and urban development has steadily grown in recent years among students. Our urban region has attracted considerable national and international attention and been a center of activity ...

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Minor in Urban & Regional Planning

  • Brigham Young University (UT)

This minor helps students to develop coherent solutions to urban and other land management issues, that respect the diverse (and sometimes conflicting) needs of planners, engineers, architects, land developers, elected ...

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Minor in Urban Environmental Studies

  • Birmingham-Southern College (AL)

The minor in Urban Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to foster a broad understanding of both environmental science and policy. The program provides students with opportunities to explore ...

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Minor in Water Studies

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)

The Water Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary field of study that provides a holistic, highly interactive program. The curriculum is designed to facilitate water studies education to students from a ...

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Sustainability in the Built Environment Minor

  • Drexel University (PA)

The intent of the Minor is to prepare students to engage and analyze future design challenges from a sustainability perspective. Students completing this Minor will be able to approach these ...

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Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Mercyhurst University (PA)

Mercyhurst University has offered a minor in sustainability studies since 2006. Students are required to take two core sustainability courses — one that introduces students to sustainability theories, principles and strategies ...

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Sustainable Built Environments Minor

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Students from other undergraduate degree programs may declare a Minor in Sustainable Built Environments which consists of seven courses (18 credit hours). The minor is available both on Main Campus ...

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Sustainable Business Minor

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainable Business minor is available to both business and non-business majors. Students may earn a Sustainable Business minor by the completion of 18 hours of coursework.

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Sustainable Development & the Environment Minor

  • Rollins College (FL)

The interdisciplinary minor in Sustainable Development and the Environment examines whether transnational corporations can be both competitive and responsible by pursuing a strategy of sustainable development. The minor includes a ...

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Advanced Certificate in Campus Sustainable Innovation

  • University of Vermont (VT)

As we stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, colleges, universities, and other institutions must play a critical role in developing innovative practices for sustainable systems, campuses, and ...

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Certificate in Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Ecologists & Field Biologists

  • University of Oxford

This tutor-led ecological statistics course provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principles and methods used by ecologists and field biologists. It will appeal to a variety of practitioners ...

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Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques

  • University of Oxford

The Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques is a part-time programme comprising a series of online modules, an intensive study week in Oxford and field projects based in students'own ...

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Certificate in Field Techniques for Surveying Birds

  • University of Oxford

This tutor-led course offers detailed training in passive and non-passive bird surveying techniques, including group-based counts, and transect and aerial surveys, and mist-netting, cannon-netting and tagging as well as bird ...

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Certificate in Field Techniques for Surveying Fish & Amphibians

  • University of Oxford

This dedicated, tutor-led field techniques course provides in-depth training in fish and amphibian surveying and sampling from initial considerations through to methods and techniques, sampling strategies and reporting. It covers ...

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Certificate in Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates

  • University of Oxford

This course offers expert-led training in invertebrate surveying techniques from planning and preparations through to sampling strategies, surveying methods and reporting. Topics covered include interception and responsive trapping techniques, identification ...

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Certificate in Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals & Reptiles

  • University of Oxford

This course is designed to equip students with the skills, techniques and know-how necessary to undertake surveys of mammal and reptile populations or individuals with confidence. The course aims to ...

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Certificate in Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation

  • University of Oxford

Taught online over five weeks, this part-time course offers excellent training opportunities for those working full-time or wishing to study at their convenience. The course will appeal to a variety ...

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Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Community Development

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

A Post Baccalaureate Diploma (”post bac” or PBD) is a program designed for those who already have undergraduate degrees or the equivalent. It is not a master’s degree, but ...

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Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability

  • Furman University (SC)

The intensive, five-session course, offered by Furman's Center for Corporate and Professional Development in cooperation with the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, will lead to a Post Graduate ...

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Post Master Certificate in Sustainable Strategies

  • The New School (NY)

Successful models of public administration and business management increasingly take into account the interconnections of ecological, social, and financial sustainability-the "triple bottom line" approach to planning and development. This creates ...

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Professional Certificates in Business or Community Sustainability Management

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

To create a greener, cleaner economy for future generations and to address a growing need for skilled professionals in the workforce, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Sustainable Practices Program ...

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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.