Sustainability is not just about how we operate. It’s infused in what we teach and research at the University at Albany.
UAlbany offers a range of sustainability-related courses, degrees and other educational opportunities. The Office of Sustainability also partners with various academic departments to give students the ability to engage in diverse environmental issues from a variety of disciplines.
Additionally, the Director of Sustainability is available to visit classes to discuss a variety of sustainability issues and/or offer a guided tour of the Heritage Garden behind Indigenous Quad. To schedule, please email [email protected].
Visit the Division for Research & Economic Development website to learn more about sustainability-related research efforts at UAlbany.
The following academic programs and courses include sustainability-related student learning objectives and/or curriculum components. Learn more about academics at UAlbany.
Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Urban Studies and Planning
Visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for information on requirements for each minor.
The Office of Sustainability provides a list of courses with a sustainability element, which students can browse prior to making their course selections.
Explore Fall 2023 courses with a sustainability component. For the most up-to-date information on each course, please use the Schedule of Classes.
A living lab is a place where problem-based teaching, researching and applied work combine to develop actionable solutions that make that place more sustainable. These living labs accelerate transitions through joint commitments from students, faculty, staff and local residents to design, implement, adapt and teach new approaches that address issues of equity, economy and ecology.
Living labs that couple academic rigor with experiential learning on sustainability-related infrastructure projects and policy recommendations for the campus and its surrounding community provide an opportunity for UAlbany to address area challenges and give students real world experience.