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Along with the multitude of practical ways students can get involved with sustainability highlighted on our website, there are also many classes students can take to further their understanding of sustainability and perhaps help set them on a course to a career in sustainability.

There are a wide range of courses you can take at Tufts that either have a focus in or touch on sustainability-related issues spanning many different departments and concentrations.

Environmental Studies Program

If you are interested in taking environmental and sustainability-related courses, look into the multidisciplinary Environmental Studies program, offering Environmental Studies as a stand-alone major or co-major, with five thematic tracks to choose from. Minors in Food Systems & Nutrition and Environmental Science & Policy are also offered.

Download the sustainability course list across departments

You can download the full list of sustainability-related courses (as of 2021) across many university programs and departments that discuss sustainability or other related issues as a part of the course description. Please note that not all of the courses listed may be offered every year, and some courses may no longer be offered.

Students in the Sustainability In Action course

Sustainability in Action

Tina Woolston, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, teaches "Sustainability in Action", a course in which undergraduate students learn directly from professionals within various fields about the career opportunities available related to sustainability.

Examples of courses offered at Tufts:

Undergraduate Courses

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Media and Environment: Creating Change
  • Environmental Justice and World Literature
  • Organizing for Social Change
  • Environmental Economics
  • US Environmental Policy
  • Intro to Environmental Fieldwork: From Classroom to Community
  • Politics of Oil and Energy
  • Food4All: Ecology, Technology, Sustainability

Graduate Courses

  • Green Urban Design (Urban and Environmental Planning)
  • Fundamental of GIS for Food, Agriculture and Environmental Applications (Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy)
  • International and Environmental Law (Fletcher School)