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Sustainability at ESF
Related Academic Programs

SUNY ESF is globally recognized for it's high-quality environmentally-focused academic programs.  AASHE named us the #1 top performer in the Curriculum category its annual Sustainable Campus Index and the Princeton Review recognized ESF as the #3 Green College in its annual Green College ranking. 

Sustainability is woven throughout our campus curriculum and is central to our College-wide learning outcomes and mission statement. Whether students are in the classroom or out in the field, protecting the environment and contributing to a more sustainable society is the key focus of our coursework.

 55% of Courses are Sustainability-Focused or -Related

 100% of Departments Offer Sustainability-Related Courses

Class Collaborations

The Office of Sustainability is available and excited to collaborate with faculty and students on sustainability-related course projects! If you are interested in collaborating or inviting a member of our team to present in your class, please contact the Office of Sustainability. 

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Sustainability Programs and Courses

The list of majors, minors, degree programs, and certificates below are those that are sustainability-focused, as defined by AASHE STARS. They are interdisciplinary and have a primary and explicit focus on the concept of sustainability or the interdependence of ecological systems and social/economic systems. The College offers many more areas of study, the vast majority of which include elements of sustainability woven throughout. 

The courses listed below are those that are sustainability-focused,- related, and -immersive as defined by AASHE STARS. These courses have sustainability topics integrated throughout and/or sustainability is primary and explicit focus of the course.

Sustainable Courses Inventory