School of Sustainability

Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability is the first of its kind: a comprehensive degree-granting program with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic and social challenges.

The School of Sustainability, within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in sustainability.

The Institute provides hands-on research training and brings sustainability education into local K-12 classrooms. Students across the university can study and earn minors and concentrations in sustainability.

Student Experience at the School of Sustainability

Sustainability Degrees & Programs

Sustainability Education

Sustainability Education at ASU

Degree programs with a focus in sustainability studies continue to evolve across the university, bridging disciplines and educating leaders.

Sustainability Education at ASU


K-12 Education

K-12 Education

K-12 partnerships with educators and communities bring sustainability education to schools. Students and teachers learn as they participate in real scientific research in cooperation with Arizona State University.

K-12 Education


Research Hands-On Training

Hands-On Student Experience

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability offers graduate and undergraduate research opportunities that integrate knowledge from a variety of academic disciplines and support faculty research.

Hands-On Student Experience

Professional Training and Custom Sustainability Education

To meet the “triple bottom line” – people, planet and profit – sustainability must be integrated into an organization’s operations and culture. Whether you need to educate a small core of executives in a multi-day retreat, or train hundreds of employees through an online course, ASU’s School of Sustainability has the ability to deliver a custom program for maximum impact.

Drawing upon our proven ability to work with business, government, nongovernmental organizations, foundations and other universities throughout the world, we can develop and deliver custom executive education programs that advance your organizational sustainability goals.

  • Programs range from hour-long modules to multi-day instruction on specific sustainability issues.
  • In-person training can be delivered on any ASU campus, in Washington D.C., or at your location..
  • Online training can be delivered through ASU’s online learning platform or your own internal system.
  • Faculty from ASU’s 350+ Sustainability Scientists and Scholars , leaders from your organization, and outside experts can all be included in your agenda.
  • Each program includes expert assessment and instructional design on the front end, as well as in-depth evaluation after it has concluded, so you can measure the sustainability advancements in your organization.
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A Recent ASU Custom Education Success: The World Bank Group & International Finance Corporation

In 2015, the School of Sustainability partnered with the World Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation to deliver a two-day custom education program for over 30 Bank participants. A dozen ASU sustainability scholars and industry partners delivered lectures and led discussions during the fully customized agenda. The World Bank Group manages 224 climate investment projects in over 77 countries, totaling $11.9 billion in investments.

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Advance your organization’s sustainability knowledge in:

  • Energy and Alternative Energy Systems
  • Materials and Technology
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Sustainable International Development
  • Urbanization
  • Water Quality, Use and Supply
  • Food Systems
  • Climate Change
  • Policy and Governance
  • Waste
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Supply Chain

Build your custom education program at ASU’s School of Sustainability, the first and best in the nation

School of Sustainability experts will assist in tailoring a program to your organization’s specific sustainability goals.
To learn more, contact our custom education team.