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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Coordinate Major in Environmental Studies

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

Among Bowdoin's major programs, the coordinate major is unique to the Environmental Studies Program. An environmental studies major must also have a disciplinary major, either in a department major ...

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Earth & Environmental Science (BA)

  • Susquehanna University (PA)

Susquehanna's earth and environmental sciences program links the study of geology, hydrology and meteorology to explore how earth's systems work and how humans impact those systems. Students work ...

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Earth & Environmental Science (BSc)

  • Lancaster University

The Earth and Environmental Science degree is the only fully integrated course of its kind in the UK. It is a scientifically focused, interdisciplinary scheme that is designed to look ...

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Ecological Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Ecological Agriculture (ECAG) is a degree that provides a foundation in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the application of ecological principles to the production of horticultural or agronomic ...

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Ecological Restoration (BT)

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Bachelor Degree in Ecological Restoration provides graduates with a strong foundation in the methods available to restore a broad range of ecosystems that have been impacted by human influences ...

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Ecosystems & Human Impact (BA)

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Ecosystems and Human Impact major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to assess and address the complex interaction of humans ...

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Energy Systems Engineering (BS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

OSU-Cascades’ energy systems engineering (ESE) program is a combination of mechanical and industrial engineering core courses supplemented with energy-related and business management courses, and is offered in partnership with Oregon ...

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Environmental and Ocean Sciences (BA)

  • University of San Diego (CA)

The environmental and ocean sciences major, offered by the Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences, is intended for students interested in the natural world, with three distinct pathways that focus ...

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Environment & Planning (BA) (Hons)

  • University of Liverpool

This degree gives students a full understanding of the main environmental challenges of the 21st century and provides students with the skills base to help address them. Students gain a ...

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Environment & Society (BS)

  • Florida State University (FL)

The program explores how humans both affect and are affected by changes in the natural environment. It combines courses from both the social sciences and the sciences and investigates topical ...

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Environment, Economics, & Politics (EEP)

  • Claremont McKenna College (CA)
  • Scripps College (CA)

Closely associated with the Roberts Environmental Center, the EEP major explores 21st-century problems and opportunities involving interrelated environmental, economic, and political issues. Students interested in economics and policy studies build ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Science Major

  • Lipscomb University (TN)

The transdisciplinary Sustainable Practice degree offering introduces students to the real-world practice of sustainability across a broad range of ideas and fields, specifically the interaction between societies, moral and ethical ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

The Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESS) program at WPI is designed to focus on diverse aspects of environmental issues and provide hands-on education in the methods of scientific, social science ...

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies BA

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

The B.A. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies is a holistic, interdisciplinary program, spanning a broad range of disciplines, reflecting the wide array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing ...

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Environmental Analysis Major

  • Pomona College (CA)

The interdisciplinary five-college Environmental Analysis (EA) major applies approaches in the social sciences, arts, humanities and natural sciences to understanding and solving environmental problems. With tracks in environmental science and ...

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Environmental Biology (BS)

  • Drury University (MO)

The environmental biology major trains students in the natural sciences as well as other disciplines that inform environmental issues, providing breadth across math and the natural sciences and depth within ...

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BS in Environmental Conservation & Sustainability

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Students graduating with a degree in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability: Understand the complexity of social-ecological systems and meet environmental challenges; Are grounded in ecological principles and comprehend the connections between ...

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Environmental Design (BA)

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

We live in times in which our urban and built environments are undergoing unprecedented change. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Design degree provides students with the skills to ...

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Environmental Design, Policy & Planning (BA)

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address complex issues related to ...

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Environmental Economics & Policy Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the College of Letters and Science jointly offer the undergraduate major in Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP). This major offers an opportunity ...

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Environmental Engineeering (BEnE)

  • University of Delaware (DE)

To enable students to tailor the program to best meet their needs and interests, there are options for four concentrations within the bachelor's degree program in Environmental Engineering: Contaminant ...

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Environmental Engineering (BEng)

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

Environmental engineering has traditionally been taught as a branch of civil engineering concerned with the supply of safe drinking water and the sanitary disposal of municipal wastes. The field has ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Bucknell University (PA)

Bucknell's Environmental Engineering program provides a thorough technical education augmented with integrated, hands-on laboratory experiences, and a focus on social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The program is designed to ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

At the undergraduate level at the University of Illinois, environmental engineering is a specialization area for students seeking a BS degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. For ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The Environmental Engineering Program at the University of New Hampshire offers an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering that prepares students for productive careers in the public and private sectors and ...

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Environmental Engineering (BSEE)

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Managing our limited natural resources and finding solutions to the planet's environmental challenges are the critical concerns of environmental engineers. Their work confronts an extensive array of local and ...

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Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE)

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The BSEnvE curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students. The faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) first developed the Program Educational Objectives for ...

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Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)

  • Tufts University (MA)

The goals of the BSEvE program are to develop a broad understanding of environmental engineering, its relationship to the physical, chemical, health, and earth sciences, and its interaction with the ...

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Environmental Engineering Technology (BT)

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Environmental Engineering Technology program is intended to provide the additional skills and knowledge that engineering and science graduates require to successfully work on environmental assignments such as contaminated sites ...

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Environmental Geology (BS)

  • New Mexico Highlands University (NM)

The Environmental Geology Program at New Mexico Highlands is unique in New Mexico. It is the only degree specifically designed to provide the geological and technical training for students to ...

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Environmental Planning (BS)

  • Plymouth State University (NH)

The BS degree in Environmental Planning combines coursework in the social and natural sciences with business and other disciplines. The degree emphasizes study of New England but prepares students for ...

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Environmental Planning Bachelor

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

The Bachelor of Planning degree provides a broad education in environmental planning. The focus is on understanding the relationship between people and the environment and on reducing the environmental impact ...

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Environmental Planning, BSc (Hons)

  • Anglia Ruskin University

The BSc Environmental Planning, accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute, prepares students fully for professional practice in town planning. The program deepens your understanding of the knowledge and skills ...

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Environmental Planning/Policy (BA)

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Environmental Planning and Policy. The combination of these two disciplines recognizes the inherent interconnection ...

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Environmental Policy (BA)

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Students studying Environmental Policy develop a solid foundational understanding of environmental science, the ability to analyze policies and assess their implications for sustainability, knowledge of the policy-making process and opportunities ...

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Environmental Policy & Analysis (BA)

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Students majoring in Environmental Policy and Analysis take course work focusing in the social sciences, including geography, economics, and political science. Each student identifies a particular area of emphasis related ...

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Environmental Policy & Project Management Major

  • Carroll College (MT)

The Environmental Policy and Project Management degree combines a basic background in environmental sciences with courses in policy, sociology, business, and project management. For students interested in the societal aspects ...

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Environmental Program (BS)

  • Colorado College (CO)

The Environmental Program includes coursework in environmental science and policy. The environmental science major includes an integrated major with an interdisciplinary focus, as well as disciplinary tracks in environmental physics ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • Bucknell University (PA)

Bucknell's environmental science major is a means of adding an environmental concentration to a B.A. science degree in biology, chemistry or geology. In this scientifically and technically focused ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • Northwest University (WA)

Since the beginning of time, humans have been tasked with a special job: being stewards of God's creation. And we're still figuring out how to best care for ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

The BA in environmental science provides five tracks for majors. The track should be selected when declaring the major as the program of study is different for each degree track ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • University of Denver (CO)

The bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science are designed to give students a strong foundation in the natural and physical sciences in order to better understand the science behind environmental ...

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Environmental Science (BA)

  • Northwestern University (IL)

The major offers two tracks: science and policy. Both tracks share common foundation courses in science, mathematics, and social science and the same core curriculum. Advanced course work differs with ...

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Environmental Science (BA/BS)

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Environmental Science is the study of interrelationships between human activities and the environment. Environmental Science is an unusual academic discipline in that it requires scientific knowledge about the natural world ...

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Environmental Science (BA/BS)

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (NY)

Students become broadly-versed in the ecological, physical and human aspects of environmental science. The high degree of flexibility provided by this major allows students to adjust their course selections to ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSc-ES) is years three and four combined in an intensive 12-month program that complements students' knowledge in environmental science with courses in environmental ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Lander University (SC)

The Environmental Science major is designed to be completed in four academic years (eight semesters). To do so requires careful planning based on knowledge of course prerequisites, degree requirements and ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Dubuque (IA)

At the University of Dubuque, students learn Environmental Science by getting wet, getting muddy, and getting their hands on fish, birds, soil, prairie plants, and rocks. This field oriented, hands ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Bethel University (MN)

Bethel's environmental science program is an advising program within the biology major or natural sciences major. Students can opt to add another major or minor that supports a particular ...

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BS in Environmental Science and Management

  • North South University

The program is designed to train students in all major environmental areas. It offers practical training in laboratories on pollution control, environmental chemistry, microbiology and GIS. It also incorporates field ...

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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.