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Undergraduate Programs

INSTITUTION: Ball State University, Interdepartmental Education Program: Clustered Academic Minors in Environmentally Sustainable Practices
DEGREE OFFERED: Minors in Environmental Context for Business,
Environmental Contexts in Health Care, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Land Systems, Technology and the Environment
DESCRIPTION: Each of the seven colleges at the university participate in at least one minor, allowing for a broader study of sustainability across the university as well as addressing the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability.
WEBSITE: http://www.bsu.edu/cluster/index.html
CONTACT: Center for Energy Research/Education/Service
Architecture Building, Room 018
Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306
phone: (765) 285-1135
jeflin1@wp.bsu.edu

INSTITUTION: Bowdoin University, Environmental Studies (ES)
DEGREE OFFERED: Coordinate undergraduate majors in Biology/ES, Philosophy/ES,
Spanish/ES, Economics/ES, Government/ES, Women's Studies/ES and History/ES; Minor in ES is also available
DESCRIPTION: "The Environmental Studies Program seeks to enable students
to work toward a sustainable society and to improve the quality of life on earth. Students learn the foundations of environmental science and investigate the ethical, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Many students augment their classroom work with internships, research and service learning opportunities with a nearby town or one of the many strong non-governmental organizations located near campus, or in public agencies. Others study environmental topics abroad. Students also work at a field station, at the Coastal Studies Center near campus, or at Cent Island in Canada's Bay of Funny. This coordinate major program and the environmental studies minor build upon core courses and allow students substantial latitude to relate their study of the environment to a disciplinary major."
WEBSITE: http://academic.bowdoin.edu/environmental_studies/index.shtml
CONTACT: Bowdoin College
Adams Hall
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Phone: 207-725-3000
Fax: (207) 725-3989

INSTITUTION: California Polytechnic University, Pomona, Natural Resources Management
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Management and Protection (B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This program provides an "interdisciplinary course of study that integrates the bio-physical and social/economical/political sciences, emphasizing sustainable management and protection of ecosystems." Students take courses in over 20 different departments from all of the university's colleges. The program also allows students to specialize in areas related to federal agencies, state and local governments, non-governmental agencies (non-profits), and private industry.
WEBSITE: http://nrm.calpoly.edu/envm/envm.html
CONTACT: Cal Poly State University
NRM Department
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, California 93407
Phone: (805) 756-2702
Fax: (805) 756-1402
nrm@calpoly.edu

INSTITUTION: Goddard College, Individualized studies in environment and sustainable communities
DEGREE OFFERED: Individualized Study (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The individualized study B.A. degree program allows students to focus on concentrations such as eco-justice, sustainable agriculture, and community activism.
WEBSITE: http://www.goddard.edu
CONTACT: 123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: 1-800-468-4888 or 1-800-906-8312
admissions@goddard.edu

INSTITUTION: Maharishi University of Management in Iowa
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Science/Sustainable Living (B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This program seeks to prepare students to design and build sustainable communities that can function "indefinitely." It is interdisciplinary in that it combines coursework in "ecology of living systems with study of sustainable practices in the areas of technology, agriculture, architecture, and landscape design." Students in the sustainable living program live in "green dormitories" and eat locally grown organic food.
WEBSITE: http://mum.edu/environmental_science/
CONTACT: Maharishi University of Management
1000 North Fourth St.
Fairfield, IA 52557
Phone: 800-369-6480
Fax: 641-472-1179

INSTITUTION: Montana State University
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Food and Bioenergy System (B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: The B.S. degree program in Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems focuses on ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable farming methods, food and health, and other food and bioenergy system-related issues. It emphasizes .the interconnected processes of crop production, processing, distribution, and utilization for food and bioenergy uses.
WEBSITE: http://www.sfbs.montana.edu/
CONTACT: Mary Stein
Department of Health and Human Development
175 HPE Complex
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-994-5640
Fax: 406-994-7300
Email: mstein@montana.edu

INSTITUTION: Murdoch University, Western Australia, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (B.A. or B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: Several degree programs focused on sustainability are offered at this institute to allow for student flexibility and interests.
WEBSITE: http://wwwistp.murdoch.edu.au/
CONTACT: Murdoch University
Murdoch WA 6150
AUSTRALIA
tel: 61 8 9360 2913
fax: 61 8 9360 6421
Email: istp@central.murdoch.edu.au

INSTITUTION: New College of California; Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community
DEGREE OFFERED: Several degrees including Consciousness, Healing, and Ecology;
Ecological Agriculture; Holistic Nutrition; Ecodwelling and Activism; and Social Change (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: These degree programs have community involvement and activism of students, faculty, and staff in sustainability issues as a central component.
WEBSITE: http://newcollege.edu/northbay/
CONTACT: New College of California
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
50 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
1-888-437-3460 1-415-437-3460
1-415-626-5171 (fax)

INSTITUTION: Prescott College, Arizona, Sustainable Community Development Program
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Community Development (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Students integrate four realms into their study: "natural history
of the region; appropriate technologies and assessment; social, spiritual, and philosophical foundations of community; and communication, celebration, and education in the community."
WEBSITE: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/adp/programs/scd/index.html
CONTACT: Sustainable Community Development Program
Adult Degree Programs
Prescott College
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (877) 350-2100

INSTITUTION: University of Wyoming, School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
DEGREE OFFERED: Joint undergraduate major in ENR with another discipline.
DESCRIPTION: These programs focus on interdisciplinary, "problem-based approach" to solving environmental problems. A course, Campus Sustainability, provides students opportunities to practice environmental activism on their campus.
WEBSITE: http://www.uwyo.edu/enr/enrschool.asp
CONTACT: University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
307.766.5080
senr@uwyo.edu

 

Graduate Programs

INSTITUTION: Arizona State University
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainability (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: The graduate program in sustainability will train students for academic, research, and professional roles. Graduates will be able to understand the dynamics of coupled social and environmental systems and will be able to organize collaborative teams to conduct research and provide adaptive solutions to specific sustainability problems.
WEBSITE: http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/
CONTACT: School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
(480) 727-6963
schoolofsustainability@asu.edu

INSTITUTION: Antioch University, Center for Creative Change
DEGREE OFFERED: Environment and Community (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This program looks at environmental policy and sustainability issues from social science and natural science perspectives. Students examine topics such as "community bioregionalism, biodiversity, permaculture, sustainable development, healthy environments, appropriate technologies, alternative education, environmental education, social and environmental justice, ecopsychology, green building, deep ecology and environmental policy."
WEBSITE: http://www.antiochsea.edu/academics/enviro/index.html
CONTACT: Antioch University Seattle
2326 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1814
Phone: 206-268-4908

INSTITUTION: Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Policy (M.S.); Joint degree with Pace Law School (M.S.+J.D.); Bard's M.A.T. program (M.S.+M.A.T.); and the Master's International with the Peace Corps.
DESCRIPTION: "Its innovative modular curriculum is science-based and intensely integrates the economics, law, politics and ethics that influence the policy making process."
WEBSITE: http://www.bard.edu/cep/about/
CONTACT: Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7073
cep@bard.edu

INSTITUTION: California Polytechnic University, Pomona, Center for Regenerative Studies
DEGREE OFFERED: Regenerative Studies (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: "The Master of Science in Regenerative Studies (MSRS) is a multidisciplinary graduate program that seeks to develop the means of supporting human life within the limits of renewable resources without degrading the environment." It involves coursework from several different departments, including agriculture, physical sciences, environmental design, business, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
WEBSITE: http://www.csupomona.edu/~crs/education/masters/index.html
CONTACT: California State Polytechnic University
4105 West University Drive
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-5155
Fax: 909-869-5188
crs@csupomona.edu

INSTITUTION: The College of St Mark and St John
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The first year of this course introduces sustainable development using local, national, and international case studies and students develop a number of key skills for working in a multidisciplinary field. Students then specialize in either environmental or socio-economic and political strands. Modules in the environment strand vary from Habitat Conservation to Space, Power and Society, and modules in the socio-economic strand include Management Ethics and Social Exclusion. Field work and work placements include environmental conservation, sustainable tourism and rural and urban regeneration.
WEBSITE: http://www.marjon.ac.uk
CONTACT: College of St Mark & St John
Derriford Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL6 8BH
Phone: 01752 636 700
Overseas Phone: +44-1752-636-700

INSTITUTION: Columbia University, New York, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences & The Earth Institute at Columbia University
DEGREE OFFERED: Climate and Society (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION:The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is designed to provide the necessary skills and needed background in the social and natural sciences to: policy administrators and other decision-makers in water resource management, agriculture, health, tourism and economics, especially from the developing world; policy professionals and administrators in the U.S. and elsewhere who want to pursue strategies in sustainable development; private-sector professionals dealing with risk and decisions relating to environmental change; educators, who are training a generation that can no longer ignore climate. It also serves recent graduates in the natural and social sciences interested in inter-disciplinary environmental action or research. The program has an intrinsic interest in recruiting outstanding applicants from the developing world who will return to advance development in their own societies.
WEBSITE: www.columbia.edu/climatesociety
CONTACT: Abigail Schade
Assistant Director
M.A. Program in Climate and Society
Columbia University in the City of New York
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences & The Earth Institute at Columbia University
554 Schermerhorn Extension, MC 5505
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-9896
aschade@ei.columbia.edu

INSTITUTION: Delta State University, Division of Social Sciences, Community Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Community Development, M.S.
DESCRIPTION: Students have the option of pursuing a Sustainable Development track to fulfill the requirements for this Community Development degree.
WEBSITE: http://www.deltastate.edu/academics/artsci/socsci/public_html/socialsciences/cd/community.htm
CONTACT: Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733
Phone: (662) 846-4069
Fax: (662) 846-4099
jgreen@deltastate.edu

INSTITUTION: Dublin Institute of Technology, Department of Planning and Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This degree program "provides a broad knowledge and understanding of sustainable development including the issues, techniques, management and applications relevant to the living and working environment." It is broken down into four clusters: foundation modules, understanding environmental sustainability, understanding social and economic sustainability, and applying sustainability. The program also includes a work placement.
WEBSITE: http://www.dit.ie/DIT/study/graduate/courses/ft118.html
CONTACT: DIT Bolton Street
Dublin 1
Phone: 353-1-402-3652
Fax: 353-1-402-3999
henk.vanderkamp@dit.ie

INSTITUTION: Eramus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Center for Sustainability and Management (ESM)
DEGREE OFFERED: Industrial Ecology and Sustainability (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: This program can be offered mostly off-campus. The program focuses on four themes: "human dimensions of the use of resources, perception and judgment of global environmental issues, effects of local, national and international social, economic and political structures and institutions upon the global environment, and industrial reorientation to sustainability." Students and staff also take part in an annual 14 day retreat that includes presentations and discussions about such topics as "Concepts and approaches of Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology, Social responsibility and Sustainability."
WEBSITE: http://www.eur.nl/fsw/english/education/phd/program
CONTACT: Erasmus Center for Sustainability and Management (ESM) International Ph.D. Program in Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology & Sustainability Erasmus University Rotterdam
P.O. Box 1738
3000 Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 4082050
Fax +31 10 4089104
deGroot@fsw.eur.nl

INSTITUTION: Forum for the Future
DEGREE OFFERED: Leadership for Sustainable Development (MProf)
DESCRIPTION: The Programme is validated as a Masters in Professional Studies (MProf) by Middlesex University. This MProf is a work-based equivalent of an academic MA or MSc. The three core elements of the program are: 1. Understanding leadership and sustainability, 2. Work based learning, and 3. Skills and personal development programme. "Forum for the Future is recognised as the UK’s leading sustainable development charity."
WEBSITE: http://www.forumforthefuture.org.uk/publications/Prosp05_page1911.aspx
CONTACT: Forum for the Future
Overseas House
19-23 Ironmonger Row
London
EC1V 3QN
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7324 3630
info@forumforthefuture.org.uk

INSTITUTION: Goddard College, Individualized studies in environment and sustainable communities
DEGREE OFFERED: Individualized Study (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The individualized study M.A. program allows students to concentrate in environmental studies with a focus on nature, culture, values, justice, and action. A new concentration in the M.A. called "Leaders and Entrepreneurs Creating a Just and Sustainable Future" is being offered beginning August 2005.
WEBSITE: http://www.goddard.edu
CONTACT: 123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: 1-800-468-4888 or 1-800-906-8312
admissions@goddard.edu

INSTITUTION: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: The program ties the concept of sustainable development to tools such as life cycle analysis. It covers administrative strategies like green marketing and ecological commerce. It is offered at the State Campus of Mexico with the participation of the Campus Toluca and Campus Mexico City.
WEBSITE: http://www.cem.itesm.mx/posgrados/mds/index.html
CONTACT: Lic. María Guadalupe Márquez Tapia
Coordinadora de Mercadotecnia de Posgrados
Phone: (5255) 5864.5520
Fax: (5255) 5864.5555 ext 3013
posgrados.cem@servicios.itesm.mx

INSTITUTION: Iowa State University, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Community Development (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This is an online masters program available by applying through several different institutions, including Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska. Students complete study in several fields including "Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Native American studies, Economics, and Natural Resources."
WEBSITE: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/centers/rdev/distancedegree/#faq
CONTACT: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Iowa State University
107 Curtiss Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1050
Phone: 515-294-6250
Fax: (515) 294-3180
susanfey@iastate.edu

INSTITUTION: London School of Economics and Political Science, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN)
DEGREE OFFERED: Environment and Development (MSc)
DESCRIPTION: "This one-year MSc programme (two years for part-time
students) will enable participants to acquire the necessary training to work in the field of environment and development. Training will come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, but all within a distinctive social science framework. It will enable participants to:
" gain a deeper understanding of the way environmental degradation and low levels of development are linked together; and
" analyse more meaningful policies that aspire to make economic development more environmentally sound and ultimately sustainable."
WEBSITE: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/geographyAndEnvironment/study/graduateProgrammes/MScEnvironmentAndDevelopment.htm
CONTACT: Development Studies Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (020) 7955-7425
Fax: +44 (020) 7955-6844

INSTITUTION: Macquarie University Sydney Australia
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (Masters)
DESCRIPTION: "The program considers a number of tools that can play an important role in effecting changes towards sustainable development. Specifically, it aims to develop participantís practical skills in strategic planning and management, action research, education and capacity building, community consultation, facilitation and evaluation." This is also a study abroad program.
WEBSITE: http://www.gse.mq.edu.au/About/Coursework/MA_susdev.shtml
CONTACT: Graduate School of the Environment
Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW, 2109
Australia
Phone: (02) 9850 7988 [Australia]
+61 2 9850 7988 [International]
Fax: (02) 9850 7972 [Australia]
+61 2 9850 7972 [International]
Director@gse.mq.edu.au

INSTITUTION: Middlesex University Biological and Health Sciences
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (M.A.); Sustainable Environmental
Management (M.A. or M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: These programs are located in the School of Health and Social Science and are designed for both UK and overseas students with an interest in development interventions in developing countries. Many of the modules are shared with the MA/MSc in Sustainable Environmental Management and these include disaster mitigation, gender power relations and sustainable tourism management. All students undertake training in research and project methods and carry out field work and some students go on work placements. Middlesex also validate the Forum for the Future Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development.
WEBSITE: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/subjects/bse/postgraduate.htm
CONTACT: Middlesex University,
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
London
N11 1QS
Phone: + 44 (0)20 8411 5000

INSTITUTION: Murdoch University, Western Australia, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
DEGREE OFFERED: Asian Sustainable Development, City Policy, Ecologically Sustainable Development, and Developmental Studies (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Several degree programs focused on sustainability are offered at this institute to allow for student flexibility and interests.
WEBSITE: http://wwwistp.murdoch.edu.au/
CONTACT: Murdoch University
Murdoch WA 6150
AUSTRALIA
tel: 61 8 9360 2913
fax: 61 8 9360 6421
Email: istp@central.murdoch.edu.au

INSTITUTION: New College of California; Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community
DEGREE OFFERED: Several degrees including Consciousness, Healing, and Ecology;
Ecological Agriculture; Holistic Nutrition; Ecodwelling and Activism; and Social Change (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: These degree programs have community involvement and activism of students, faculty, and staff in sustainability issues as a central component.
WEBSITE: http://newcollege.edu/northbay/
CONTACT: New College of California
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
50 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
1-888-437-3460 1-415-437-3460
1-415-626-5171 (fax)

INSTITUTION: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), NorAgric, Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies
DEGREE OFFERED: Development Studies (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: Some key components of this program are it is: "holistic in analysis, yet problem-oriented and practical in aim; pursued through inter-disciplinary and mult-idisciplinary approaches which make use of the specialised expertise offered by various academic disciplines; undertaken in partnership with local governments, institutions and groups; and concerned with sustainability, equity and empowerment."
WEBSITE: http://www.nlh.no/noragric/education/phd/studyoptions-phd.htm
CONTACT: Noragric
PO Box 5003, N-1432
Aas, Norway
Phone: +47 64 96 52 00
Fax: +47 64 96 52 01
noragric@umb.no

INSTITUTION: The Open University, England, Environmental Decision Making
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Decision Making (Advanced B.A. leading to M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This program focuses on decision making in the context of sustainable development and is interdisciplinary in nature. Students learn ways in which to introduce environmental management systems and make environmental decisions in a variety of contexts.
WEBSITE: http://www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?Q01C18
CONTACT: The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 274066
Fax: +44 (0) 1908 653744

INSTITUTION: Queen's University of Belfast, Gibson Institute for Land, Food, and Environment
DEGREE OFFERED: Leadership for Sustainable Development (M.Sc. starting Fall 2005)
DESCRIPTION: This program is designed for students who plan to be in decision-making roles about sustainable development issues. Students participate in four types of modules: taught modules (Leadership for Sustainable Development and Foundations of Sustainable Development), work placement modules (including leadership in Non-Governmental Organizations, governance, the rural sector, business and finance, and media and communications), one group project module, and one individual portfolio module.
WEBSITE: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/GibsonInstitute/AboutUs/
CONTACT: 3 Lennoxvale
Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5BY
Tel: 02890 975562
Fax: 02890 975457
s.shortall@qub.ac.uk

INSTITUTION: Rice University
DEGREE OFFERED: Interdisciplinary Professional Masters Program in Environmental Analysis and Decision-Making (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: "The Environmental Analysis and Decision Making track of the Professional Master's Program at Rice is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. It is a cross-disciplinary effort incorporating courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology. Graduates will be prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies. In addition to track courses, the students will take two management courses, one science policy course, and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other Professional Master's Program tracks." One of the focus areas is Sustainable Development.
WEBSITE: http://www.profms.rice.edu/enviroAnalysis.cfm
CONTACT: Mailstop 103
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
713.348.3188 (phone)
713.348.3121 (fax)
profms@rice.edu

INSTITUTION: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Graduate Program in Earth Literacy
DEGREE OFFERED: Earth Literacy (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This program offers multi-disciplinary coursework, internships, and a distance learning format. Promoting sustainable thinking is a main focus of the program. There are opportunities for working in eco-justice and sustainable farming.
WEBSITE: http://www.smwc.edu/prospective/graduate/earth/index.shtml
CONTACT: Graduate Program in Earth Literacy
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Phone: 812-535-5160
elm@smwc.edu

INSTITUTION: Schumacher College, An International Centre for Ecological Studies, in partnership with the University of Plymouth
DEGREE OFFERED: Holistic Science (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: "The MSc in Holistic Science advocates a participatory science of qualities, values and interactions which underpins an ecological world view. This approach is more capable than traditional science of relating to the problems of environmental degradation, spiritual decline and collapsing communities that face humanity today. Graduates of the MSc in Holistic Science will be able to take a broad, integrated systemic approach to, for example, environmental management, education for sustainability, biological research, business management or health issues. They will be equipped with skills ideally suited to self-employment or professional consultancies."
WEBSITE: http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/HolisticScience/HolisticScience.html
CONTACT: Schumacher College
The Old Postern
Dartington
Devon
TQ9 6EA
UK
Tel : +44 (0)1803 865934
Fax : +44 (0)1803 866899
Gideon@schumachercollege.org.uk

INSTITUTION: Seattle University, Organization Systems Renewal Graduate Program
DEGREE OFFERED: Organizational Design and Renewal (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: "The program emphasizes the interconnections between personal, social, business, government, ecological, and global challenges. Students learn to understand and address these challenges from a systems perspective and by focusing on a preferred future as the means for moving beyond current realities." Sustainability is addressed from this look to the future in a systems-approach.
WEBSITE: http://www.osr-nw.org/program_description.php
CONTACT: Organization Systems Renewal Program
Seattle University
College of Arts & Sciences
901 12th Avenue
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: (206) 296-5898
Fax: (206) 296-5402
osr@seattleu.edu

INSTITUTION: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Sustainable Systems
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Systems (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This program integrates resource management, agriculture, and built environments into the development of sustainable systems. Students take interdisciplinary coursework and focus on one of three tracks: Agroecology, Sustainable Resource Management, or Built Environment.
WEBSITE: http://www.sru.edu/depts/chhs/pree/PREENEW/web/SS_Index.htm
CONTACT: PREE Department
101 Eisenberg Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2068
Fax: (724) 738-2938

INSTITUTION: Staffordshire University, Sustainability and the Environment
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (M.A.), NGOs and Sustainable Development (M.A.), Governance and Sustainable Development (M.A.), Sustainability and Environmental Management (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Each of these degree programs is offered online and available in a certificate program. The office of sustainability and the environment has created these programs with the issue of sustainability as the basis.
WEBSITE: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/schools/sciences/distlearn/sustain/index.php
CONTACT: Staffordshire University
Faculty of Health and Sciences
Mellor Building
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DE
Phone: 01782 294573
Fax: 01782 294986
sciences@staffs.ac.uk

INSTITUTION: University of Aberdeen, Sustainable Rural Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Rural Development (MSc/PGDip)
DESCRIPTION: This program incorporates the economic, social and environmental dimensions of rural development. It is based in the Department of Geography and Environment and has components delivered by the departments of Philosophy, Agriculture and Forestry, Plant and Soil Science and Zoology. A European language module is available and there is emphasis on transferable intellectual, practical and personal skills. The recent course review was informed by a survey of former graduates, and research into rural employment markets. This course is marketed using an e-logo in the prospectus.
WEBSITE: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/srd/
CONTACT: SRD Programme
Department of Geography & Environment
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB24 3UF · UK
Phone: +44 (0)1224-272328
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272331

INSTITUTION: The University of Edinburgh, Science and Engineering
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Sustainability (M.Sc.); Environment and
Development (M.Sc.); Ecological Economics (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: Each of these degrees within the science and engineering department advocates for a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development.
WEBSITE: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/MSc/mscprogrammes/
CONTACT: The University of Edinburgh
Grant Institute
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road
EDINBURGH EH9 3JW
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 7542
FAX: +44 (0) 131 668 3184
info@geos.ed.ac.uk

INSTITUTION: University of Oslo, Centre for Development and the Environment
DEGREE OFFERED: Culture, environment, and sustainability (Masters)
DESCRIPTION: The program in culture, environment, and sustainability is taught in Norwegian. Its focus is on "the cultural dimensions of sustainable development at both the local and global level".
WEBSITE: http://www.uio.no/english/academics/masters.html
CONTACT: Centre for Development and Environment
Box 116 Blindern
NO-0317Oslo
Phone: (+47) 22 85 89 00
Fax: (+47) 22 85 89 20
info@sum.uio.no

INSTITUTION: University of Toronto, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education Department of Adult Education and Counseling Psychology,
The Transformative Learning Centre
DEGREE OFFERED: Adult Education with an emphasis in Community, International
and Transformative Learning (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: Students in this program, along with faculty members, can explore research interests related to community education, adult environmental education, and learning that is transformative.
WEBSITE: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/aecdcp/ae.html
CONTACT: AECP
252 Bloor St. West, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
Canada
Phone: 416-923-6641
Fax: 416-926-4749, OISE

INSTITUTION: University of Utah, College of Humanities
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Humanities (Masters)
DESCRIPTION: In this program, students integrate areas in business, education, government, industry, law, public policy, and community planning from a humanities and social sustainability perspective. A new Center for Environmental Communication and Problem Solving is in development as a civic engagement component of the program.
WEBSITE: http://vegeta.hum.utah.edu/eh/
CONTACT: 255 South Central Campus Drive
Rm 2100
SLC, UT 84112
Phone: 801.581.6214
Fax: 801.585.5190

INSTITUTION: University of Wales, Bangor Sustainable Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (B.A.or B.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This program is delivered by various departments including Business and Regional Development, Social Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Agriculture and Forest Sciences and Biological Sciences. After a first year of compulsory modules, students take a core of modules to retain breadth while specializing in either economics and society (BA) or the science of the environment (BSc).
A third of the final year is spent on an individual research project.
WEBSITE: http://sbard.bangor.ac.uk/index_english.asp?page=254
CONTACT: School for Business and Regional Development
University of Wales
Hen Goleg
College Road
Bangor,
Gwynedd,
LL57 2DG
Phone: +44 (0) 1248 383231
Fax: +44 (0) 1248 383228
sbard@bangor.ac.uk

INSTITUTION: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
DEGREE OFFERED: Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This program is available as a single degree, as a dual or joint degree with another program, and as a minor in related doctoral programs. Students take an interdisciplinary courseload, including work in biodiversity, ecology, economics, and development.
WEBSITE: http://www.ies.wisc.edu/cbsd/overview.htm
CONTACT: Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
70 Science Hall, 550 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.263.1796
Fax: 608.262.2273
iesgrad@mail.ies.wisc.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Wyoming, School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
DEGREE OFFERED: Dual masters' degree in ENR and another discipline
DESCRIPTION: These programs focus on interdisciplinary, "problem-based approach" to solving environmental problems. A course, Campus Sustainability, provides students opportunities to practice environmental activism on their campus.
WEBSITE: http://www.uwyo.edu/enr/enrschool.asp
CONTACT: University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
307.766.5080
senr@uwyo.edu

INSTITUTION: Utrecht University, International Masters Programmes
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: Students choose one of three tracks to pursue related to sustainable development: (1) energy and resources, (2) land use, environment, and biodiversity, or (3) environmental policy and management. Each of these tracks contains five different kinds of courses including natural-science oriented, social-science oriented, interdisciplinary, research, and optional. The Copernicus Research Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation also participates in this research with this program.
WEBSITE: www.geo.uu.nl/mastersd
CONTACT: Utrecht University
PO Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: (030) 253 16 25
coordinatorsd@geog.uu.nl

INSTITUTION: Venice School for Advance Studies, Italy
DEGREE OFFERED: Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: "This program is offered by the Interdepartmental Center of Analysis of Dynamic Interaction of Economy, Environment and Society, established by Ca' Foscari and the Department of Regional and Urban Planning at Università Iuav di Venezia." This integrated program involves research in "environmental, economical and socio-cultural problems."
WEBSITE: http://www.isav.it/english/governance/
CONTACT: Marni Wood
Phone: + 39 041 2719565
e-mail: marni.wood@unive.it, dago@univiu.org

 

Links to Other Databases in General and Multidisciplinary Studies

US National Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), and the Center for Conservation Biology Network (CCBD).
A "Directory of Environmental Programs" searchable by subject, degree, school, keyword, and location.
ncseonline.org/DEP/

United States Department of Energy
A listing of universities and colleges with degrees or programs in sustainable development
www.sustainable.doe.gov/efficiency/educ/educatn3.shtml#Universities

 
 
 
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