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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. Here we have compiled just a few of the programs and courses that you can take to dive deeper into sustainability within your studies.

Academic Programs Related to Sustainability

B.A./B.S. in Environmental Studies

Certificate in Community Environmental Studies (CES)

M.A/M.S. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

M.S. in Sustainability

M.S. in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning

M.S. in Sustainable Water Management (SWM)

Certificate of Impact and Sustainable Investing

Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (M.S., PhD, Certificate)

Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Graduate Certificate

Certificate in Geographic Information Science

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership (M.S. & Certificate)

See more related academic programs.

Sustainability courses across departments

Students in the Sustainability In Action course.

Many academic departments and programs offer sustainability-related courses. You can download the full list of sustainability-related courses (as of 2021) 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. Please check SIS to see the most up to date info about course offerings.

Tina Woolston, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, teaches "Sustainability in Action" during spring semester. This course gives undergraduate students the opportunity to 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)


Examples of Sustainability-Related Research

Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Center for International Environment & Resource Policy (CIERP)

Climate Policy Lab

Environmental Studies Program

School of Engineering

Student Sustainability Project Database