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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Civil Engineering (BS)

  • Villanova University (PA)

All undergraduates in Civil Engineering study the following:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Villanova University (PA)

This Environmental Science program provides the technical background for understanding biological, chemical, and physical aspects of the environment. It focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Villanova University (PA)

This multidisciplinary program focuses on the interface between environmental science and social sciences, including public policy, political science, law, economics, sociology, geography, and planning. Toward this end, graduates will have ...

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Natural Resources (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This major, offered by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, prepares students for careers related to the management of natural resources. Students develop skills in applying modern technology ...

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Marine Sciences (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Marine Sciences major at the University of Connecticut provides students the opportunity to study the biological, chemical, geological and physical environment of the oceans. This field-intensive program focuses on ...

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (BA/BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Students majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may opt for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree.

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Applied and Resource Economics (BA)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This major in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics applies analytical and decision-making skills to problems of production and distribution of food products, and the management of natural resources ...

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Agriculture and Natural Resources (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Agriculture and Natural Resources major is an interdisciplinary major designed for students who want broad training in agricultural, environmental, and/or health sciences, with content that does not readily ...

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Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution (BS)

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

The Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution major includes the fields of population biology, ecology, conservation biology, animal behavior, population genetics, biogeography, and evolution. These fields have in common a focus on ...

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Justice, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility Concentration

  • Babson College (MA)

Courses in Justice, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility explore how individuals and communities construct and find meaning in the world around them. This concentration allows students to understand how cultural and ...

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Environmental Sustainability Concentration

  • Babson College (MA)

In order to succeed in today's world of rapidly declining natural resources, shifting climate conditions, and growing supply chain transparency, students must develop a clear understanding of how their ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Carleton College (MN)

The central mission of Carleton’s Environmental Studies Program is to educate the next generation of environmental scholars and professionals in the fundamental scientific, ecological, social, ethical, political, and economic ...

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Environmental Science (MS)

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

The Environmental Science Master of Science Program is an innovative interdisciplinary program within the School of Natural Sciences offering training in science and technology in the context of environmental policy ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

The Environmental Studies minor encourages non-majors to pursue their interests in the environment, environmental education and sustainability. It formally recognizes that this program has an obligation to provide high quality ...

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Environmental Science, Technology & Policy (BS)

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

Environmental science seeks to better understand and manage the natural environment within a human context. It involves learning about plants, animals, watersheds, and ecosystems - all within the context of human ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

The Environmental Studies major provides students with a broad foundation in the environmental sciences, social sciences, environmental economics and policy, environmental history and communication. It also provides students with local ...

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Sustainable Hospitality Management (BS)

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

The Sustainable Hospitality Management major provides students with a broad foundation in hospitality, sustainablity, leadership and management, operations, marketing, and information technology. The major provides students with local, regional, and ...

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Sustainability Correlate

  • Vassar College (NY)

Each 6 unit Correlate in Sustainability is designed in consultation with an advisor from the Environmental Studies Program and the ENST Director. The correlate includes (1) ENST 107 - Global Change ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Vassar College (NY)

Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary program that involves the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. It explores the relationships between people and the totality of ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

The Environmental Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program which gives an overview of the causes and consequences of our current environmental problems and provides basic tools and understanding that students ...

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Management Concentration: Sustainability Track, Business (BA)

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

The Business major at SUNY New Paltz offers a management concentration with a sustainability track. This program consists of an additional 18 credits to the 40 credit business major. It ...

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Environmental Concentration, Geography (BA)

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

The Geography major at SUNY New Paltz offers an environmental concentration program which focuses on sustainability. This concentration consists of 45-47 credits and includes courses focused on the social, cultural ...

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Environmental Geochemical Science (BS)

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

The Environmental Geochemical Science major at New Paltz equips students with the scientific background necessary to address a wide variety of environmental issues. With a location near the Hudson River ...

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Wildlife and Fisheries Science Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The minor consists of 15 hours.

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Watershed Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Growing awareness of the complexity of water quantity and quality issues related to human activities leads to dealing with those issues on a watershed scale. This minor is for undergraduate ...

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Forestry Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Forestry minor requires 9 credit hours from Forestry courses or approved Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries courses at the 500-level or above. The student's committee must include a member ...

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Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Major (PhD)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

A doctorate with a major in plant, soil, and environmental sciences and a concentration in environmental and soil sciences is offered under a multi-departmental doctoral program. Two departments participate – Plant ...

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Environmental and Soil Sciences (MS)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Environmental & Soil Sciences masters program seeks to give students a firm understanding of both soils and their environmental context, enabling them to make informed decisions about conserving and ...

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Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (BS)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Students majoring in natural resource and environmental economics are prepared for a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors. With increasing competition for limited land, water, and ...

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Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) focuses on current issues, including environmental quality, climate change, sustainability of natural and nonrenewable resources, and the impact of human activities ...

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Urban Planning and Development (MS)

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University's urban planning and development program teaches students the essential knowledge, skills, and values central to the planning and development professions.

SLU’s interdisciplinary urban planning program ...

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Global and Local Justice Minor

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University attracts many students who are moved to confront fundamental social problems such as poverty, injustice, or war. In order to address these and other problems meaningfully, you ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University's undergraduate major in environmental science will develop your understanding of Earth's natural systems and their interconnections with human society. The program is designed to help ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University's undergraduate major in environmental science will develop students understanding of Earth's natural systems and their interconnections with human society. The program is designed to help ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Environmental studies focuses on the relationship between the environment and social, economic, political, legal and human aspects of society. As global population and consumption rises, understanding the interplay between environmental ...

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Designing Sustainable Systems (PhD)

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

The PhD track in Management: “Designing Sustainable Systems” program is designed for DM students who want to build on their DM research and produce a doctoral dissertation that meets academic ...

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Sustainability and Justice Minor

  • California State University, Bakersfield (CA)

Sustainability and Justice is a General Education program pathway that a student can complete to be granted a minor in Sustainability and Justice.

Goal 1: Students will understand how social ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Environmental studies is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to the study of human interactions with the non-human world. The program emphasizes the moral, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Environmental studies is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to the study of human interactions with the non-human world. The program emphasizes the moral, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental ...

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Geotourism Minor

  • Missouri State University (MO)

With this minor, students will learn how to lead in the sustainable tourism movement, improving how tourist attractions are taken care of and making them more appealing for visitors. Students ...

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Environmental Education Certficate

  • Missouri State University (MO)

This certificate is jointly offered by Department of Biology and Department of Geography, Geology and Planning and provides coursework to improve or broaden the student’s background knowledge of environmental ...

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Wind Power Engineering Graduate Certificate/Concentration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering is the first ever wind energy certificate/concentration program in the U.S. This 15 credit program offers a unique opportunity for ...

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Environmental Health (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The PhD Program in the Department of Environmental Health prepares a student with highly specialized and applied research skills that seek to better understand the links between environmental exposures and ...

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Geography (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offer an MS degree in Geography for those who wish to study human geography, environmental geography, or Geographic Information Science and Technologies (GIST). This program ...

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Environmental Conservation (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

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Environmental Conservation (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

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The impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development: A review and conceptualization

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business

Purpose This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the perspective from what HEIs do in pursuit ...

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Assessing Air Quality through a Sustainable Educational Model

  • San Diego State University (CA)

The purpose of this paper is to describe the application of a sustainable learning framework through a community-based project in the Southern California region. The Sage Project is a partnership ...

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Sustainability Knowledge Assessment at a Large, Regional, Minority-Serving Institution

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)

To assess the sustainability literacy of students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), we administered a modified version of the Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge (ASK) to 2,993 students in ...

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Can relational values be developed and changed? Investigating relational values in the environmental education literature

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • York University (ON)

The possible dynamism of relational values is of extreme interest to sustainability scholars and practitioners, yet the fledging field of relational values has seen few research on whether interventions of ...

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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

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
Business Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Business Affiliate
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
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
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.