University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Sustainability Education

Issues of sustainability are urgent and complex, and require the contributions of multiple disciplines and professions. The University of Minnesota offers a spectrum of opportunities for students to engage in the challenges of sustainability. This website provides undergraduate sustainability education offerings, graduate programs, and courses and faculty resources.


students for sustainability

The Sustainability Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to choose electives from across the University that address their specific interests, while offering courses on the core issues of sustainability that affect all disciplines.


Graduate sustainability education opportunities exist in departments and programs across the University of Minnesota, including a new searchable list of sustainability courses, as well as current and emerging graduate programs.


The Sustainability Education Network includes faculty and staff from colleges and departments across the University who are pursuing opportunities to advance sustainability education. Learn about network members, publications and how to engage with this faculty group.



University of Minnesota has official observer status at the United Nation’s conference on Climate Change in Paris from November 30th-December 11th!  Read about who’s in our delegation  and  Follow our Posts from Paris blog.

The Sustainability Education website is administered by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

The University of Minnesota offers sustainability courses in most of its colleges and campuses around the state. These courses encompass biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, design, engineering, business, and health. The Sustainability Studies minor is one of several interdisciplinary programs through which such diverse courses come together.