Applied Sustainability Curriculum 2022-2023

Start developing your save-the-world skills right away.

In our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll start taking Applied Sustainability courses in your first semester. That means you get four full years to explore different areas of interest, hone specific skills, build an impressive résumé, and make your mark on the world.

Year 2

Year 2 Spring Semester Courses

Year 3

Year 3 Fall Semester Courses

  • Equity, Justice, & Sustainability
  • Climate & Energy Science
  • Concentration or minor course
  • Take 6 COR credits at the 300 level

Year 3 Spring Semester Courses

  • Campus and Community as a Living Lab
    Professional Skills in Sustainability Practice
  • Place-based Sustainability
  • Concentration or minor course
  • Take 6 COR credits at the 300 level

Year 4

Year 4 Fall Semester Courses

  • Ecological Economics
  • Decision-Making for Sustainability
  • Capstone Design
  • Concentration or minor course
  • Concentration or elective course
  • Concentration or elective course

Year 4 Spring Semester Courses

Extend your education


A minor is a perfect way to tailor your degree and open additional career avenues. A minor in Data Science, Accounting, or Game Programming could expose you to incredible opportunities. A Social Justice or LGBTQ Studies minor could take you places you never expected. Explore all our Champlain minors.

Intern at our Centers of Experience

Gaining experience as an undergraduate student is easy with Champlain's Centers of Experience. Apply what you're learning in the classroom to real-world projects at the Emergent Media Center or our Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity. Check out all of Champlain's Centers of Experience.