Academics & Research

As a learning institution, the University engages in sustainable practices by collaborating with faculty, staff and students across all colleges and departments. Sustainability efforts have been integrated into research programs and classroom coursework. Learn more about how we're integrating sustainability with our curriculum and research across the university.

 

Sustainability-Focused Degree Programs

The following degree programs focus on or heavily feature sustainability themes:

The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment also maintains this comparative list of Degrees and Certificates available to UK Students. If you are aware of other degrees or certificates that should be included on this list, please contact Shane Tedder at shane.tedder@uky.edu.


Sustainability Courses in the Curriculum

In 2015, working in partnership with the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, we compiled a list of sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses.

Download the list of courses. Note that not all of these courses are available each semester. Learn more (pdf) about how the list of courses was assembled.


In 2015, UK received a sliver rating from the AASHE STARS system. Below are the credits and our scores on degrees and courses. 

AC-1: Academic Courses 5.25/14.00

AC-3: Undergraduate Program 3.00/3.00

AC-4: Graduate Program 3.00/3.00