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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AAS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

As a pioneer in innovative curriculum programs for the community college system, CCCC scored another winning effort with the establishment of its Sustainable Agriculture program in 2002. Developed in partnership ...

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AAS in Sustainable Development

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Sustainable Development provide a student with a broad-based understanding of the Menominee Model of Sustainable Development. This program focuses on a multidisciplinary ...

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AAS in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Rio Salado College (AZ)

Sustainable Food Systems will show students how to identify ways to create sustainable food practices. Students will also learn about the real food movement, how food is produced and purchased ...

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AS in Environmental Landscaping

  • College of Marin (CA)

Students learn about soils, agriculture methods, and complementary business methods in specialized workshops and classes. A certificate is available in Landscape, Organic Farm, and Garden Production. Core courses address the ...

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AS in Environmental Policy & Regulation

  • Drury University (MO)

The College of Continuing Professional Studies offers an associate of science in environmental policy & regulation. Courses are designed to provide a basis for understanding the science of environmental policy ...

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AS in Environmental Studies

  • Ulster County Community College (NY)

The Environmental Studies Program includes comprehensive courses in biology, environmental science, mathematics, and chemistry. It also provides optional hands-on training through available field-based internships. Students can prepare for a variety ...

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AS in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Cosumnes River College (CA)

The Environmental Studies & Sustainability Program is an interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary, course of study that presents a broad overview of ecological issues from a variety of perspectives in the natural ...

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AS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Sustainable Agriculture major is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management ...

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture (AS)

  • San Diego City College (CA)

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at City College offers you a hands-on approach to becoming a professional and/or academic in the fields of farming, gardening, gardening for the culinary ...

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AAS Sustainability Coordinator Program

  • Lane Community College (OR)

To prepare students for careers as sustainability coordinators, resource management technicians, corporate social responsibility coordinators, environmental specialists, recycling coordinators, pollution prevention specialists and energy or waste reduction analysts. Graduates may ...

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Associate Degree in Farm & Food Systems

  • Greenfield Community College (MA)

The Farm & Food Systems program at GCC is a Liberal Arts advising option that explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems. It provides students with ...

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Associate Degree in Sustainable Development

  • Bond University (Queensland)

The Associate Degree in Sustainable Development is designed to equip students with a strong foundation and advanced technical skills for careers within property related industries and professions. Students can specialise ...

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Renewable Energy Technologies AAS

  • Lamar Community College (CO)

Total Degree Hours: 69. General Education Requirements: 17 credits: COM 125 - Interpersonal Communication; ENG 115 - Technical English and Communication; MAT 108 - Technical Mathematics; PHY 107 - Energy Science and Technology with ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Technology AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated ...

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Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy AAS

  • Iowa Western Community College (IA)

Renewable energy research and innovation is booming, resulting in big business and high-tech, high-paying jobs for skilled workers. In just two years, students in the Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy ...

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Sustainable Environment Technologies (AAS)

  • Northwest Technical College (MN)

The Sustainable Environment Technologies program prepares students to design, integrate and maintain renewable and traditional energy systems. Students develop an in-depth understanding of green building concepts along with energy efficiency ...

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Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. The program includes landscape and home gardening ...

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Watershed Science Technician AAS Program

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This program trains students for entry"level positions in environmental sustainability careers related to conserving, enhancing, restoring and protecting ecological processes in watersheds (stream drainage basins). Graduates will be able ...

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Agroecology (AS)

  • Northwest College (WY)

This degree is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences with sustainable crop production. Students can transfer into Crop Science or Agronomy programs ...

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Agroecology (BS)

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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Alternative Energy & Power Generation Track (BS in General Engineering)

  • Penn State Hazleton (PA)

The Bachelor of Science in General Engineering with the Alternative Energy and Power Generation Track is designed to help prepare graduates to enter the job market in the alternative and ...

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Applied Ecology & Environmental Science (BS)

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

Applied ecology and environmental sciences is the integrated study of the ecological, social, and biotechnological aspects of natural resource conservation and management. If you like the prospect of protecting the ...

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BA & BS in Sustainability

  • Hofstra University (NY)

The BA and BS major in sustainability studies allows students to complete a broad-based interdisciplinary course of study with required concentrations in sustainability, in the natural sciences, and in mathematics ...

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BA & Sc in Sustainability, Science & Society

  • McGill University (QC)

The program will provide the inter-disciplinary and integrative knowledge and skills required to understand and address the sustainability challenge in its multiple dimensions. It is built upon three pillars: 1 ...

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BA Environmental Engineering

  • Rice University (TX)

The BA degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences is designed to provide access to topics of common interest to students across the disciplines at Rice University. It is tailored to the ...

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BA Environmental Studies

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

For students tired of the BS options around environmental issues, the BA offers an exciting alternative. Offering both a Major and a Minor option, the Environmental Studies degree offers students ...

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BA in Economics, Sustainability & Society

  • Xavier University (OH)

This degree will allow students to holistically investigate the complex sustainability challenges of our era, where the economy is seen as a component of the ecosystem, not vice versa. Students ...

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BA in Energy & Sustainability Policy

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Energy and Sustainability Policy can prepare you for success in energy careers related to foreign and domestic policy analysis, legislative or regulatory affairs, sales ...

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BA in Engineering Sciences (Environmental)

  • Yale University (CT)

Students who graduate with a Yale degree in Environmental Engineering will be ready for leadership positions in industry and government agencies, as well as for graduate study in engineering, science ...

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BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University's new BA degree in environmental and sustainability studies combines the study of human behavior and environmental science. This innovative interdisciplinary program emphasizes the pivotal role that ...

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BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ENS) is an important addition to the University’s Degree possibilities. Students can obtain the ENS B.A. as a ...

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BA in Environmental Practice

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

Our Environmental Practice programs are 30-credit, online programs offered as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science (BAEP/BScEP) degree. These are degree-completion programs, which means that ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Winthrop University (SC)

The BA degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of environmental issues. BA students will minor ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The BA degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in coastal resource management, environmental communications, environmental product design and packaging, environmental regulation and policy, integrated and solid waste ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

The curriculum is based on a core of interdisciplinary environmental studies courses that approach questions of sustainability in a variety of contexts including food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Saint John's University (MN)

The curriculum is based on a core of interdisciplinary environmental studies courses that approach questions of sustainability in a variety of contexts including food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is designed to provide students with the analytical and communication skills and the broad background necessary to understand and ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • University of Montana (MT)

The Environmental Studies Program (EVST) seeks to provide students with the literacy, skills and commitment needed to foster a healthy natural environment and to create a more sustainable, equitable, and ...

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BA in Environmental Studies

  • Colgate University (NY)

The environmental studies program is designed to enhance awareness of the complexity of regional and global environmental issues and to underscore the consequences and impacts of the human experience on ...

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BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Drew University (NJ)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability (ESS) program provides students with the in-depth knowledge, multidisciplinary perspectives, and critical skills needed to address the complex environmental problems of today and of the ...

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BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability curriculum centers on education in natural systems and processes of the Earth, and on the role of humans who both depend on and influence these ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability

  • Meredith College (NC)

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability Major is an interdisciplinary major focused on three foundations: (1) natural and mathematical sciences, (2) social sciences, and (3) economics and communication. Graduates ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability

  • Wilson College (PA)

The environmental sustainability major is distinguished by a sustainability framework for resolving environmental problems. Students will apply both scientific and non-scientific knowledge to analyze pervasive environmental problems. Features of this ...

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BA in Environmental Sustainability & Social Justice

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The program draws upon the environmental leadership of the San Francisco Bay region, the strong campus commitment to social justice, and active campus sustainability efforts. Environmental Studies is a field ...

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BA in Geography & Urban Studies, Focus on Sustainability

  • Temple University (PA)

Sustainability invokes questions across a multitude of spatial scales and is deeply interrelated with the department's social justice, globalization, and geographic methods themes. The University's work focuses on ...

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BA in Global & Local Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

Daemen College offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and Local Sustainability. The degree prepares students for the twenty-first century by developing problem-solving skills while addressing current sustainability ...

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BA in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The GECS major and minor are interdepartmental programs introducing students to the science of the Earth and its living and nonliving systems as well as how humans interact with Earth ...

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BA in Land, Farming & Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Students in the Land, Farming and Community major will take a wide variety of courses (in such disciplines as history, theology, biology, and English) both within the Core Curriculum and ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • San Diego State University (CA)

Students gain an understanding of sociopolitical, historical, philosophical, moral, and scientific aspects of environmental problems and have the flexibility to concentrate their studies in one or more of these areas ...

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BA in Sustainability

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

Sustainability is an exciting new major designed to meet the needs of the twenty-first century. It examines our human relationship to the earth and focuses on current and future needs ...

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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.

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Curriculum Partners

Bound International

San Antonio, TX
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We navigate the intersection of international educational mobility, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation.

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
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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.