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Sustainability is a process that integrates the ecological, economic and social aspects of the relationships that we have with each other, with the natural world and with future generations. As an institution of higher education with sustainability as one of our institutional priorities, we should provide our students, regardless of their courses of study, with the knowledge and skills to help create a healthy economy, society, and environment.

The Environmental Studies Program is is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. Faculty and students from the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, and law participate in the program through research, the curriculum, and a variety of co-curricular activities, including numerous public lectures, service learning projects, monthly luncheon seminars, as well as outdoor activities.

The lists of sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses is meant as a resource for students interested in sustainability. The courses were identified by the professors who teach them, using guidelines created and suggested by the University Sustainability Committee.