Sustainability Courses

Interdisciplinary Applications of Sustainability in the Classroom

At UNC Asheville, you don’t have to be an Environmental Studies major to learn about sustainability issues: Creative and forward-thinking professors incorporate this multi-dimensional concept into nearly every department and program on campus. As of our last survey (2016), over 100 individual classes were identified that significantly incorporated sustainability content. Students from disciplines as diverse as engineering, sociology, economics, and art history have opportunities to consider the relationship between humans and their environment in classes that examine food and nutrition, alternative energy, religious traditions, and more. Course offerings are always changing, so be on the lookout for classes that give you a chance to expand your knowledge of sustainability.

In 2020, UNC Asheville launched an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability. Visit the Sustainability Curriculum web page to learn more about course requirements.