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Appalachian State University – Environmental Studies

The Sustainable Development (BA) – Environmental Studies degree at Appalachian State University introduces students to innovative modes of interdisciplinary scholarship in this field; fosters leadership in sustainability and effective environmental citizenship; promotes ecological literacy; and provides students with the opportunity to self-design a concentration that matches their interests and career goals.

The BA degree has self-designed focus and skills areas. It requires foreign language courses and a minor. This is one of four degree options in the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University. The others are Sustainable Development (BS) – Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development (BS) – Community, Regional and Global Development, Sustainable Development (BS) – Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.

Cornell University-Sustainability

Cornell is a global leader in sustainability and climate change research, teaching and engagement. Its campuses are living laboratories for developing, testing and implementing solutions that address these most challenging issues.

Deep Springs College

The mission of Deep Springs College is to prepare young people for a life of service to humanity. Leadership and enlightened service are the aims of Deep Springs, which fulfills its educational mission by bringing students into intense contact with nature, work, and ideas.

Deep Springs’ challenging and comprehensive educational program is designed for a few of the most promising students entering college each year. No tuition or fees are levied, but strenuous effort, self-governance, and selfless service to the community are expected of everyone.

The program provides the curriculum necessary to obtain an Associate of Arts degree. Learning is pursued to solve real problems, both practical and social, for the joy of intellectual understanding and humane action.

Those who are educated at Deep Springs incur a lifelong obligation to improve the human condition.

Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University

Working with partners throughout the state, the Environmental Resilience Institute is fostering Indiana’s ability to withstand the wide-ranging impacts of climate change, including changes that affect the state’s economy and health.

Flagstaff College

If you are wondering what an ecological higher education looks like, you should check out Flagstaff College.

Flagstaff College is a small, innovative, upper-division college founded on the urgent need to learn to live in ways that are life-affirming. It aims at education for the common good and making young generations ready for an ecological civilization.

Oberlin’s Environmental Studies program

Oberlin’s Environmental Studies program promotes dialogue and community engagement in order to help students to build a sustainable, just, and resilient future. Majors design their own curricular pathway: a course of study that equips them with a depth of knowledge, analytical skills, and experiences related to understanding and addressing a topic or subject area of interest to that student. The process calls on students to identify their own commitments and trajectory through the major rather than following a pre-established path, preparing them for careers in a range of sectors, from sustainable business and nonprofit work to advocacy, education, and beyond.

Sterling College

The Sterling College educational model of study, work, and community represents a challenging and overlapping set of theory-based and applied learning experiences. The individual components of our educational model are often formally recognized as our curriculum or program, but  the program is understood to also include the informal co-curricular and integrative learning experiences of students who participate in a broad range of daily activities that contribute to their education.

A Sterling education is fundamentally experiential and place-based in character, with the world as the primary classroom, laboratory, and research setting. Whether offered in a room on campus, at the State House, on a mountainside on the other side of the continent, classes foster deep inquiry and close relationships between faculty and students. With shared educational outcomes and experiences across our disciplines, the College uses the liberal arts to strengthen our understanding of the natural world (Ecology), interpret the human experience with the natural world (Environmental Humanities), understand human adaptation of the natural world (Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems), and prepare ourselves and others for experience in and with the natural world (Outdoor Education).

Thoreau College

Thoreau College models a transformative liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in authentic community, shared labor and governance, and rigorous engagement with great works and natural phenomena. Thoreau College creates a context where students can nurture their sacred curiosity, connect with their deepest selves, and cultivate the capacities they will need to manifest their highest aspirations for the world.

United World Colleges

United World Colleges is global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Central to the ethos of UWC is the belief that education can bring together young people from all backgrounds on the basis of their shared humanity, to engage with the possibility of social change through courageous action, personal example and selfless leadership.

John B. Cobb, Jr.
Honorary President

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