Sustainability literacy is essential to a sustainable future. Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility: both in our personal and professional lives.

You can become a sustainable citizen by expanding your knowledge with the following sustainability education programs:

  • Declare a sustainability minor
  • Complete a degree in geotourism
  • Join Green Student Alliance
  • Find sustainability courses on campus
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Sustainability minor

This minor is interdisciplinary and the wide range of classes available ensure that it will complement any major on campus. Whether your major is business, planning, agriculture, global studies, anthropology or anything in between, this minor will equip you with the skills you need to incorporate sustainability into your chosen career.

Spring in a valley in Nepal.

Geotourism program

Our geotourism track of the geography undergraduate degree is the first of its kind in the United States and one of only three worldwide. This track focuses on using principles of sustainability to enhance and emphasize the distinctiveness of a destination for both residents and visitors. You will learn how to protect tourist destinations for the benefit of the next generation.

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NWEI discussion courses

Are you looking to expand your knowledge on sustainability topics? We offer five sustainability discussion group courses. These courses are completely free and include use of a discussion workbook. Groups of 8 to 12 participants meet 6 to 8 times for about one hour each time. This is a great opportunity to learn more about sustainability and connect with like-minded individuals. Course topics include sustainable living, food choices, and the link between sustainability and health.

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Green Student Alliance

The Green Student Alliance program allows students to engage in peer-to-peer education. They do not need to have prior knowledge of sustainability, but they must be eager to learn.

Infographic stating 139 undergraduate and 57 graduate courses offered by MSU that include sustainability.

Sustainability courses

We have put together an inventory of all sustainability courses or courses that include sustainability, as defined by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.