Sustainability Focused Degrees and Minor
Sustainability Related Degrees and Minors
Sustainability Related Colleges, Departments, and Areas of Study

Many faculty members across Kent State’s colleges and schools incorporate sustainability into their courses.  View the course inventory below or check out the following areas, which may be helpful starting points. Another option is to ask your advisor.




At Kent State's Technology's Energy and Sustainability Lab, researchers are working on ways to help lower our world's dependence on burning fossil fuels. Much of this research is centered on advancing fuel-cell technologies.



Tropical Field Biology and Conservation, a course taught by Costa Rican native and Kent State Associate Professor of Biology Oscar Rocha, is offered over winter break every other year. Students enrolled in the course spend two weeks in Costa Rica studying the various ecosystems of the tropical Central American nation.

Kent State University Sustainability Course Inventory

The course inventory below includes courses identified by faculty members as being “sustainability courses” or “courses that include sustainability” as defined by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.  Note that some courses indicate “some sections” where multiple faculty teach the same course and may or may not include sustainability content.  Please contact the academic department with any questions.

Sustainability courses are courses in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge.

A course that includes sustainability is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course.

If you teach a "sustainability course" or a "course that includes sustainability"  or conduct sustainability research that should be added to this page please contact Melanie Knowles.

NEW: Introduction to Sustainability at Kent State Florence Summer Institute 2018

Undergraduate Sustainability Courses
Graduate Sustainability Courses
Undergraduate Courses that Include Sustainability
Graduate Courses that Include Sustainability
Kent State Sustainability Research Inventory