Although not always explicit, sustainability intersects with each major at UVA, and we should aim to integrate our typical curriculum choices with sustainability-oriented courses. Sustainability does not only refer to the environment, but also the economy and equity. Every undergraduate student at UVA should be able to relate their major to sustainability, using this resource.

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Classes & Opportunities

Check out this comprehensive list of sustainability-related classes across all disciplines, schools, and majors. Curated by the Sustainability Advocates 2021 Fall Cohort; last updated Spring 2022.


Academic Programs

Global Studies - Environments & Sustainability | BA

Environmental Sciences | BA, BS, MA, MS, DMP, Ph.D.

Environmental Thought & Practice | BA, DMP

Civil & Environmental Engineering | BS, ME, MS, Ph.D.

Urban & Environmental Planning | BUEP, MUEP

Environmental & Land Use Law | JD

Innovation for Sustainability  | MBA


Minors & Certificates

Global Studies - Environments & Sustainability | Minor

Environmental Sciences | Minor

Technology & the Environment | Minor

Sustainable Business | Online Certificate