The University of Delaware has long been a leader in cutting-edge research and innovative teaching in agriculture & natural resources, earth systems, environmental science, marine biology, energy & environmental policy, engineering, entrepreneurship, and environmental humanities. Driven by a spirit of dedication to solve the world’s grand challenges as well as a dedication to community engagement, UD is strategically positioned to seek solutions that create a more livable planet and educate generations of scientific and policy leaders for the future. Central to UD’s approach to sustainability research and curricula is the idea that solutions to the world’s environmental problems will require an interdisciplinary effort. Today, dozens of laboratories, research centers, and student organizations at UD are working to solve the most urgent challenges facing humanity, from food security and clean water to climate change and clean energy. Across campus, UD’s eight colleges incorporate sustainability into research and academic programs. UD offer a wide range of environmental and sustainability-related courses and curricula to provide the student community with numerous opportunities to be leaders for tomorrow!

Academic curricula that intersect suatinability goals

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of English

Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies

Department of Political Science and International Relations

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Department of Applied Economics and Statistics


Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

•  Chemical Engineering (BChE), Chemical Engineering Honors (HBCH)

•  Biochemical Engineering Minor

•  Sustainable Energy Technology Minor

•  Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering 4+1 (BChE/MMSE)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 •  Civil Engineering (BCE), Civil Engineering Honors (HBCE)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

A comprehensive pool of resources for sustainability research can be found on the UD Library’s website.  Click the button below for more information.

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