Academic Programs

Listed below are a few of the established or proposed academic programs that are focused on sustainable systems.  Central Michigan University offers majors, minors and certificate programs for students interested in having a sustainability component as part of their academic work.  Graduate programs are also available.

We love trees!Undergraduate Programs

Natural Resources Option

Business Administration
Sustainable Development Minor 

Environmental Studies
Environmental​ Studies Minor

Environmental & Land Use Planning Concentration
Geographic Information Sciences Concentration

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Hydrogeology/Environmental Geology Concentration

Health Professions
Environmental Health and Safety program
(Contact Dr. Rebecca Uzarski for information.)

Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services Administration
Recreation: Outdoor and Environmental Recreation Concentration
Outdoor and Environmental Education Minor
Recreation: Community Leisure Services Administration Concentration

Graduate Programs

MBA concentration in Global Sustainable Development

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability and Environmental Awareness


Marketing 397 & 797: The Clean Water Initiative

School of Engineering & Technology
IET 597/680: Sustainability and Environmental Technology

Study Abroad

Many of the study abroad experiences offered at Central Michigan University show students how other countries and societies are incorporating sustainability into their everyday lives.