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 Environmental Studies

  • University of West Florida (FL)

The minor in Environmental Science is offered as a micro-version of the B.S. in Environmental Science degree. The required courses represent a cross section of the departmental offerings.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

The minor in environmental studies consists of 20 credit hours. Students intending to minor in environmental studies must take the following courses:ENV 100, 120, and ENV 201 or 203Three ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Bucknell University (PA)

The minor in environmental studies requires five courses distributed as follows: ENST 245 Environmental Policy and Politics; BIOL 208 Population and Community Biology; GEOG 113 Human Impact on the Environment ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Saint Michael's College (VT)

The minor will consist of two core courses and three breadth courses. Core courses:Introduction to Environmental StudiesEnvironmental ProblemsSenior SeminarExample breadth courses:General Biology: Ecology and EvolutionGeneral ChemistryMeteorologyHuman GeographyFoundations of ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Montana (MT)

To earn a minor in Environmental Studies students must complete 25 credits. The following courses must be completed: ENSC 105N, ENST 230H, 225 (EVST 101N, 167H, 225) and one of ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

To earn a minor in environmental studies, students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours, which includes two core courses and a minimum of three elective courses. Students are ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Portland State University (OR)

To obtain a minor in Environmental Studies a student must complete at least 28 credits (at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at PSU). At least 4 ...

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Minor in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Drew University (NJ)

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that is available to both science and nonscience majors. The minor examines environmental issues from diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Study of environmental information ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

This program uses courses from our Environmental Sustainability major to introduce students to the practices, technologies and mindsets that allow human societies to live in balance with their surrounding environments ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

The 18-hour minor integrates a wide range of fields, including geosciences, engineering, ethics, urban planning and design, economics, history, philosophy, political science and public administration. Through in-class lectures and a ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

There is growing recognition that human society must strive to live more sustainably given Earth's finite resources. To accomplish this task, many disciplines will be needed to achieve. To ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • Meredith College (NC)

The environmental sustainability major/minor is an interdisciplinary program focused on three foundations: natural and mathematical sciences, social sciences, and economics and communication. Meredith's program is one of the ...

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Minor in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

The minor in Environmental Sustainability is designed for students with an interest in learning more about environmental issues, and is available to students in any major.

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Minor in Environmental Systems & Society

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The undergraduate Environmental Systems and Society minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses addressing the relationships between environmental science and associated ...

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Minor in Food Systems

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This interdisciplinary minor in Food Systems gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to understand our complex interdependent food system of food production, processing, distribution and consumption.

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Minor in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The EPS minor is for science undergraduates interested in applying their major discipline to Earth's environment through geology, geochemistry, ecology, geo-biology, oceanography, and atmospheric science. Students are expected to ...

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Minor in Global Sustainability

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability benefits students of all majors who want to understand the many facets of sustainability and learn how to apply this knowledge to their daily ...

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Minor in Global Sustainability

  • Central College (IA)

Many problems are global in scope, transcending national boundaries and requiring global solutions. Complex underlying local, national and international political and economic institutions and processes structure and manage the research ...

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Minor in Green Engineering

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Students at Virginia Tech can complete the Green Engineering minor by taking 18 credits which include: 2 Core Classes - Introduction to Green Engineering and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment; 2 Engineering ...

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Minor in Green Engineering

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

The application of the principles by which engineers have a positive impact on sustainability is known as sustainable engineering or, more colloquially, green engineering. The latter terminology resonates with resurging ...

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Minor in Managing for Sustainability

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

This minor is open to non-Business majors as well as students majoring in Business.

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Minor in Organic & Sustainable Crop Production

  • University of Florida (FL)

Do you ever wonder where organic produce comes from? How do organic farming practices differ from traditional agriculture? This combination of courses will help students learn more about the organic ...

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Minor in Regenerative Studies

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

The minor in Regenerative Studies is a multidisciplinary program taught by faculty from all colleges on campus. It is designed for students majoring in all fields, including agriculture, architecture, art ...

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Minor in Renewable Energy Engineering

  • University of Maine (ME)

This minor addresses the entire energy cycle from generation, to use, to lasting environmental effects. Students will have access to a brand new renewable energy laboratory equipped with the latest ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

The minor in Sustainability is interdisciplinary, drawing from faculty and course work across all colleges of the University of Arkansas. The minor is accessible to all undergraduate students, regardless of ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The 18-credit minor in sustainability allows students from many areas of study to explore the challenges of sustainability and how it may be used to develop solutions to pressing issues ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

Sustainability requires that short and long-term social, economic, and environmental impacts of products and processes be considered. With globalization of the world's economies, continuing challenges with depletion of resources ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Denver (CO)

Sustainability is a concept that is becoming increasingly used as human societies recognize the finite nature of many natural resources and the lingering ill effects of overconsumption, pollution, and poorly ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Emory University (GA)

The Minor in Sustainability offers students an integrated exploration of sustainability issues across diverse fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including environmental, social, and economic dimensions. The ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Winthrop University (SC)

The minor in sustainability (new as of fall 2011) provides students with a broad understanding of how we can meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The minor in sustainability is open to Notre Dame students in all majors and colleges. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the minor prepares students to serve as leaders in their communities ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Winona State University (MN)

This minor educates students through an interdisciplinary set of classes to be efficient and resourceful with today's precious resources. The requirements of the minor are to help students gain ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

The concept of sustainability encompasses a wide range of topics and endeavors, including economic development, population, food security, ecosystems, energy, industry, and conflict resolution. Its unifying core is a commitment ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

The minor encompasses the interactions of social policy, social equity, scientific principles, and environmental stewardship. By approaching these complex issues from a comprehensive perspective important societal challenges such as the ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • Missouri State University (MO)

A minor in sustainability complements most degree programs and disciplines, from the arts to the sciences. Knowledge of sustainability is highly sought in agriculture, business, construction and design, health related ...

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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)

In addition to fulfilling all the basic requirements for a minor (see Minor Fields of Study), students declaring a minor in sustainability complete the following four requirements: 1) A “synthesis ...

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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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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.