Sustainability Courses & Degree Programs

Sustainability Courses 

Life-cycle analysis. Climate change. Nanoengineering for the future of bits and bytes. Plants, genes, and global food production. Whatever your passion or major, Cornell offers a sustainability course for you.

Sustainability Classes

Cornell's commitment to sustainability in its education curriculum is evidenced by the broad course list. Explore Cornell's 700+ sustainability classes to find your next learning experience. The list is managed and maintained by the Cornell Campus Sustainability Office.

Courses have been identified by instructors, college administrators, or by an independent review of course content. We encourage faculty, departments, schools, and colleges to bring other sustainability courses to our attention, by working with the Campus Sustainability Office to add new material to the list on an annual basis. 

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Sustainability Degree Programs

Cornell University offers a vast array of sustainability-related degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. We strive to provide impactful teaching that encourages students to work toward a more sustainable future. Students gain both an understanding of the sustainability challenges that exist within their field of study, as well as the tools necessary for developing and implementing innovative solutions that tackle sustainability from environmental, social, and economic aspects.

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Other Learning Opportunities


Looking for experiential, service-learning, internship, or other types of sustainability experiences on campus?  

Visit to browse extensive opportunities across campus.  Study abroad, volunteer opportunities, team projects, and other types of learning that don't fit into a formal course experience are available for students to filter and browse.