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Assistance with Planning an Environmental Curriculum

Key organizations and web sites concerned with environmental education include:

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
Center for Respect of Life and Environment (CRLE)

Higher Education and Environmental Studies

Second Nature
Theological Education to Meet the Environmental Challenge (TEMEC)


Environmental Programs

This section highlights environmental programs being taught at colleges, universities, and seminaries. For more information on these courses, please contact the school of interest.

This listing is a work in progress and may not include all programs in environmental studies and/or religion and ecology. We welcome appropriate submissions to this listing. Please have the director of your institution forward relevant special environmental program descriptions to:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Educational Programs in the United States

Antioch (New England)
Antioch New England Institute
Buddhist Studies/Antioch Education Abroad (Antioch College)
Center for Place-Based Education
Master’s Programs in Environmental Studies
Doctoral Programs in Environmental Studies

Barnard College
Department of Environmental Science

Brown University
Center for Environmental Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program
Thomas Berry Institute for Integral Ecology

Chatham College
Environmental Studies

Clark Atlanta University
Environmental Justice Resource Center

Colorado State University
Center for Ecological Risk Assessment and Management (ERAM)

Columbia University
Biosphere 2
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)
Center for Population and Family Health
Center for the Study of Science and Religion
Columbia Earth Institute
Earth Engineering Center
Sustainable Development Initiative

Goddard College
Health Arts: Nature, Culture, Healing

Harvard University
Center for Health and the Global Environment
Center for the Environment
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Department of Environmental Health
Environment and Natural Resources Program
Environment and Sustainable Development: Center for International Development
Environmental Economics
Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Information Center
Environmental Science and Public Policy
Environmental Studies at Harvard
Global Environmental Assessment Project
Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health
Population and International Health
Visual Environmental Studies
Working Group on Environmental Justice
Environment and Sustainable Development at Harvard University

Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Environment Office

Indiana University
Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC)

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Global and Residential Programs

Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Center for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Center for Environmental Initiatives
Center for Global Change Science
Center for Space Research
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Earth Resources Laboratory
Environmental Policy Group

Mount Holyoke College
Environmental Studies

Naropa University
Creation Spirituality
Environmental Leadership
Study Abroad

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Center for Environmental Engineering and Science (CEES)

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Princeton University
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
Princeton Environmental Institute
Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Public Policy

Rutgers University
Department of Environmental Sciences

Schumacher College
International Centre for Ecological Studies

Sharpham College
Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Inquiry

Tufts University
Center for Conservation Medicine
Global Development and Environment Institute (G-DAE)
Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE)

Tulane University
Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

University of California
Berkeley: Water Resources Center Archives
Berkeley: Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Los Angeles: Center for Environmental Risk Reduction (CERR)
Santa Cruz: Environmental Studies Department
San Diego: Ecology Program

University of Colorado
Center for the Study of Earth from Space
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
NSF Graduate Training Program
University of Colorado at Boulder: Globalization and Democracy: A NSF Graduate Training Program

University of Florida
Department of Religion: PhD Specialization in Religion and Nature

University of North Texas
Center for Environmental Philosophy

University of Oregon
Environmental Studies Program

University of Pennsylvania
Center of Bioethics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Institute for Environmental Studies

University of Southern California
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

University of Washington
National Research Center for Statistics and the Environment (NRCSC)

Wellesley College
Environmental Studies

Yale University
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


International Institutions

McGill University
Center for Climate and Global Change Research
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Rethink Your Environment
School of Environment

University of British Columbia

Center for Applied Ethics

University of Toronto
School of the Environment

Aalborg University
Indoor Environmental Engineering
Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory

The Netherlands
International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE)

United Kingdom
Oxford University
Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society (OCEES)

University of Aberdeen
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine


Additional Links to Educational Programs
Additional Environmental Education Resources and Links

Directory of Higher Education Environmental Programs
Brown University: Environmental Studies Programs (US and International)
Educational Environmental Programs
Environmental Journalism Programs
Graduate Programs in Environmental Ethics
Graduate Programs in Environmental Studies in the US
MIT links to Environmental Programs
Reviews.com: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)