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Growing healthier communities based on sustainable energy use, agricultural production, building design, economic development and more.

4-College Courses on Sustainability

Hampshire College
Environmental Studies & Sustainability Program
Sample courses:

  • Biomass Energy
  • Culture, Religion & Environmentalism
  • Ecology, Agriculture & Society
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Sustainability in Practice
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Landscaping Practicum
  • Sustainable Water Resources

Mount Holyoke College
Environmental Studies
Sample courses:

  • Agriculture and Human Health
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Development in West Africa
  • Sustainable Water Resources
  • Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Development
  • Urban Ecology

Smith College
Environmental Science & Policy
Sample courses:

  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Feminism and the Fate of the Planet
  • Global Climate Change
  • Renewable Energy Power System Design
  • Suburbia: Middle Landscape
  • Sustainability and Social-Ecological Systems
  • Sustainable Solutions

Amherst College
Environmental Studies
Sample courses:

  • Ecological Imperialism
  • People and Pollution
  • The Resilient Earth
  • Climate Change Policy and Politics
  • Ecology, Justice, and the Struggle for Socio-Ecological Change:  Environmental Movements and Ideas



UMass Programs & Courses on Sustainability


EcoRep for UMass Amherst dorm residents
Environmental Science Program
Masters of Science in Sustainability Natural Resources Conservation
Professional Masters Degree in Green Building Building Materials and Wood Technology
RAP Sustainability Residential Academic Programs
Sustainable Entrepreneurship
University Without Walls
Sustainable Food and Farming Major Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Sustainable Studies Concentration University Without Walls
Sustainability Studies Concentration Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration

Sample Courses

  • Beyond Organic Farming (Honors 391D)
  • Community Food Systems (PSIS 397C)
  • Communication for Sustainable Social Change (COMM 211)
  • The Cost of Food (Honors 391D)
  • Current Issues in Sustainability (LA 591J)
  • Ecology, Agriculture, and Society (NS 150)
  • Energy Efficient Housing (BMATWT 211)
  • Global Food Systems (PSIS 390G) 
  • Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants (PSIS 280)   
  • Diversity, Globalization, and Sustainability: Introduction to Human Geography (GEO 102)
  • My Body, My Health (PUBHLTH 160)
  • Student Forest Garden Enterprise (PLSOILIN 398B)
  • Sustainable Agriculture (PSIS 265)
  • Sustainable Aspects of CEE Design (CEE 490A)   
  • Sustainable Cities (ENVIRDES 591B) 
  • Sustainable Living (NRC 185)
  • Special Studies in Sustainability (SUS 250)
  • Systems Thinking (PLNT 597s)

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