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Study Sustainability - Green Degrees

Calling All Green WONKs

American University students KNOW sustainability.

Each of American University's schools and colleges offers programs in sustainability. Whether your passion is conducting cutting-edge scientific research, aligning people, planet, and profit in a business setting, or making conservation films, you can do it at AU. Below are some featured degree programs and research centers that focus on sustainability. The links on the right can be used to explore additional programs, courses, centers, and faculty research with a sustainability component or outcome. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Featured Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Science (BS, MS, Minor)

Environmental Studies (BA)

Public Health (BA, BS, Minor)

CAS Homepage

Kogod School of Business

Kogod School of Business

Applied Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Undergrad Certificate)

Kogod Global Management Institute

Sustainability Management (MS)

Kogod Homepage

School of Communication

School of Communication

Center for Environmental Filmmaking (MA in Film and Video, MFA in Film and Electronic Media)

SOC Homepage

School of International Service

School of International Service

Global Environmental Policy (MA, Undergrad Concentration, PhD Concentration, Grad Certificate)

International Development (MA, Undergrad Concentration, PhD Concentration, Grad Certificate)

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (Dual MA Degree with UN University for Peace in Costa Rica)

Social Enterprise (MA)

SIS Homepage

More Green Degrees

Click here to see a list of all AU degree programs which list sustainability as a specific learning outcome and/or include a sustainability-focused or related course as a requirement for graduation.

Green Courses

Nearly 800 courses taught at AU have been identified as having sustainability-focused or related content. Click here for a full list.


Click here for more information on sustainability research undertaken by AU faculty and grant funding provided for student campus sustainability research and projects.