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Sustainability in Academics

Sustainability is weaved throughout the learning and research platforms at the University of Iowa. The University is dedicated to the inclusion of sustainability in departments and is committed to the inclusion of environmental, economic and social understanding of sustainability its academic mission.

The University of Iowa’s sustainability-focused academic programs gave me the tools and experience to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges!

Emily Manders

We offer both a B.S. in Sustainability Science and a Certificate in Sustainability through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students also have an opportunity to engage in a variety of courses related to sustainability, led by professors who bring unique perspectives to their academia and research that fosters critical thinking skills about the impact of living and working sustainably. 

Check out sustainability-oriented classes at the University of Iowa!

The University of Iowa offers over 400 classes that teach sustainability-...

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help build a more sustainable world for generations to come. 


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Declare a Certificate in Sustainability!

The Certificate in Sustainability has been a great opportunity for me to connect sustainability to all...

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Topic Area Course Title Description

Geographical, Environmental, & Sustainability Sciences