Sustainability in Academics

There are many great ways to integrate sustainability into your coursework while at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Integrating sustainability into your academic experience helps to expand your professional experiences, make personal and professional connections, and learn more about the complexities of our world.

Sustainability knowledge, or the awareness of resource limitations within systems, is increasingly desired by employers in many fields.

General Education Proposal

The UW-Platteville General Education Committee is currently considering a proposal, submitted by UW-Platteville faculty, with the goal of making sustainability a general education learning outcome. The result will be announced publicly, and on this page.

Courses

Interested in sustainability and want to learn more in your coursework? Discover courses from across disciplines that focus on sustainability principles or include at least one sustainability component.

You are encouraged to seek out sustainability courses if you are interested in learning more about:

  • Transformation and change
  • Systemic thinking
  • Envisioning a better future
  • Critical thinking

Majors and Minors

Looking to focus on sustainability concepts in your career? Discover academic programs that emphasize sustainability throughout their curriculum.

The following academic programs place a strong emphasis on sustainability principles, including multidisciplinary concepts that deal with transformation and change, systemic thinking, envisioning a better future, critical thinking and reflection, participation and partnerships for change.