Academic Sustainability Programs

Photo of Faculty at Fall Line Workshop
Faculty attend the Fall Line Workshop, a training on incorporating sustainability into classes.



Our office works in close conjunction with the Auburn Academic Sustainability Programs. The Academic Sustainability Programs focus on:

  • training students and faculty in the concepts and application of sustainability
  • expanding the incorporation of sustainability into the curriculum
  • fostering interdisciplinary sustainability research and
  • oversight, advisement, and administration of the Sustainability Minor.

Faculty seeking information on sustainability in curriculum and research may email Dr. Sarah Hamilton at, or call 334.844.4360.

Minor in Sustainability Studies



Established in 2008, the sustainability studies minor continues to attract a growing number of students from over 50 majors representing all 9 colleges.

The 15-hour minor provides students with an opportunity to take both a foundational and capstone sustainability course, along with 9 hours of electives in the areas of society and markets; the environment; and social justice.

Students interested in learning more about the minor may email  Dr. Sarah Hamilton at, or call 334.844.4360.  

Photo of Students learning about stormwater management.
Students learn about stormwater management at the Donald E. Davis Arboretum.

Course Opportunities

Photo of Students studying watersheds in Costa Rica.
Students travel to Costa Rica in the Watershed Services: The Ecology, Business, Politics, and Social Impacts of Managing Inland Water Systems course.





Auburn University offers many courses and opportunities for students to learn more about sustainability. Check out our Academic Opportunities at AU Pinterest board to explore some of your numerous options.