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The Curriculum & Research Committee is responsible for reporting on the status of the OSU curriculum, including courses, certificates, minors, and degree majors related to sustainability. It also works to advance sustainability across the curriculum.

Teaching Sustainability Classes

Sustainability Courses

Based on a review of descriptions included in the current course catalog, 62 sustainability-focused and 249 sustainability-related courses have been identified. Click on these links to see the lists of sustainability courses:

Sustainability-Focused Courses
Sustainability-Related Courses

Sustainability-focused courses

Sustainability-focused courses concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens. These courses provide grounding in the concepts and principles of sustainability and how the different dimensions of sustainability support each other – both in theory & practice. Students consider how everything is interconnected and may identify and/or solve a sustainability challenge. 

Sustainability-related courses

Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue. These courses help build on the knowledge of sustainability or introduce components of sustainability. They may complement sustainability-focused courses by providing students with in-depth knowledge of a particular aspect or dimension of sustainability (such as the natural environment) or by providing a focus area (such as renewable energy) for a student’s sustainability studies, or they may broaden students' understanding of sustainability from within different disciplines.

Sustainability Programs

Environmental Science Graduate Program
Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program
Spears School Sustainable Business and Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate Tracks
Environmental Sociology Graduate and Ph.D. Program
College of Human Sciences - Sustainability Design in Design Housing & Merchandising
College of Human Sciences - Sustainability Design Minor (for non-DHM majors)

Travel Abroad Sustainability Experiences

NREM 4093: Natural Resources, People, & Sustainable Development
EDUC 3080: Interdisciplinary Global Sustainability-India (5320 for graduate students)
International Perspectives on Ethics & Leadership-Spain & Portugal
International Environmental Sociology-Brazil (Check back soon!)

Out-of-State Sustainability Experience

SMED 4813/SMED 5280: Yellowstone Science for Educators
Do you know of a course? Email 

Co-Curricular Efforts

Student Groups Focused on Sustainability : 

tailgate recycling



SGA Sustainability Committee









Net Impact






- Real Pokes Pass It On spring move-out collection and fall sale
 Sustainable Enterprise


Sustainable Enterprises

- Family & Graduate Student Housing Yard Sale spring
  move-out yard sale
- Earth Fest exhibit table, T-shirt and food sales



Sustainability Events :

 Kyle and Ilda at EarthFest


Annual Sustainability Events


- Earth Fest every April
- Sustainable Enterprise Conference every October
- Sustainability Speaker Series offered at various times


Outdoors Programs :

Outdoor Adventure



Outdoor Adventure