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Auburn University offers many programs and opportunities that allow students to learn more about sustainability. These include undergraduate majors and minors, graduate programs, and immersive programs. For a comprehensive list, visit the Sustainability-Focused Academic Programs page curated by Academic Sustainability Programs.

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Students travel to Costa Rica in the Watershed Services: The Ecology, Business, Politics, and Social Impacts of Managing Inland Water Systems course.

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Students learn about stormwater management at the Donald E. Davis Arboretum.


Established in 2008, the sustainability studies minor continues to attract a growing number of students from over 50 majors representing all 9 colleges.

The 15-hour minor provides students an opportunity to take both a foundational and capstone sustainability course, along with 9 hours of electives in the areas of society and markets; the environment; and social justice.


Our office works in close conjunction with the Academic Sustainability Program, which focuses on:

  • training students and faculty in the concepts and application of sustainability;
  • expanding the incorporation of sustainability into the curriculum;
  • fostering interdisciplinary sustainability research; and
  • oversight, advisement, and administration of the Sustainability Minor.

Questions about the Academic Programs may be directed to the Director, Rebecca Retzlaff.

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Faculty attend the Fall Line Workshop, a training on incorporating sustainability into classes.