UC Berkeley offers over 600 sustainability courses. These environmental, social and economic sustainability courses make up 18 percent of all campus courses. There are courses on the list from more than 45 different departments, and classes don't come only from perhaps more predictable departments such as Environmental Science, Policy, and Management or Sociology. Students can learn how U.S. populations have interacted differently with their environment throughout the nation's history (History 120AC) or how environmentalism and politics intertwined in Cold War Germany (German 160C). Every Berkeley undergraduate through the American Cultures course requirement takes a course with material that touches on social, economic or environmental sutsainability focused theme.
UC Berkeley also offers a wide range of related degree programs, including almost 30 graduate degree programs, over 25 undergraduate programs, and almost 20 minors. Students working towards these credentials find additional intellectual camaraderie in Berkeley’s many research centers related to the environment and sustainability.
UC Berkeley Extension Education, or "UNEX" has an extensive range of sustainability-related courses and programs, including sustainable design, energy for sustainability, and environmental monitoring. Extension Education classes can be taken to supplement regular course offerings, for self enrichment, or to earn a certificate.
See the Campus Initiative section of this site under Academics and Learning for more information on sustainability-related learning opportunities and educational goals at UC Berkeley.
Student reading a book on the edge of the Hearst Mining reflection pool
Studying in the quietude of a eucalyptus grove