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Sustainability Education Opportunities

The University of Illinois offers hundreds of opportunities for students to include sustainability as part of their educational experience. iSEE currently oversees two programs: the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program; and the undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Writing. More information on both programs can be found on this page.

Campus at large offers dozens of other majors, minors, and certificate programs with sustainability components. Click here for many of the options currently available.

Hundreds of relevant courses are offered from departments in every college. For a full list of all sustainability courses, please click here.

If you wish to submit an ad for an upcoming course, please download our PowerPoint template, fill it out, and submit it via email to

Education Spotlight

Upcoming Educational Events

september, 2019

19sep2:00 pm3:00 pmWhy Success is More Likely When You're Willing to Fail

19sep4:00 pm5:00 pmAn Update on the Nation’s Science and Technology Policy

20sep3:00 pm4:00 pmHighway Protests, Legislative Backlash, and Mobility Justice

30sep9:00 am5:00 pmThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Conservation Treatments and Decision Making through the Ages


Gain a comprehensive overview of the field of sustainability through a flexible curriculum tailored to your specific needs.

Many courses can double-count for your major or general education requirements, and advisors are on hand to create a plan that works for you.


Join a classroom of students representing a wide range of majors in an environment designed to promote free exchange of ideas.

Tackle problems in ways you never thought you could, combining ideas from your peers from different disciplines with your own knowledge and experience.


Practice what you’ve learned through ENVS 492, the Sustainability Capstone Experience, in the fall of your Senior Year.

Work with Fortune 500 companies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations to solve real-world sustainability challenges.

Students from the SEE Fellows Program meet with capstone partner organizations in preparation for their ENVS 492 projects.

Students enrolled in the CEW capstone course (ESE/ENGL 498) have the opportunity to submit their work for publication in the new iSEE online publication for student environmental writing, Q Magazine. Selected students will work closely with the editors and production staff of Q to develop the article to a professional, publishable standard.