Academic Requirements

The backbone of the Graham Sustainability Scholars program is our nine-credit course of study which includes:

  • UC 327: Sustainability Interdisciplinary Thinking (1 credit; Offered in Fall) – Seminar for junior scholars on systems thinking and sustainability.
  • UC 427: Sustainability Leadership Development (1 credit; Offered in Fall) – Seminar for senior scholars to develop a personal sustainability leadership plan.
  • ENVIRON/RCIDIV 391: Sustainability & the Campus (4 credits; Offered in Winter) – Hands-on course focused on campus sustainability projects.
  • GRAHAM-SUPPORTED, FIELD-BASED COURSE OR APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVE: The Graham Institute will provide up to $3,000 to cover costs associated with U-M sustainability-focused field courses, which may vary from year to year. Alternatively, Sustainability Scholars may apply for a scholarship (administered as a credit in the student's account) of up to $3,000 to fulfill this requirement through a non-UM, field-based course or experience or via an appropriate independent study. Click here for a list of Graham-supported field-based courses currently offered, or here for examples of alternative experiences that Scholars have been a part of to date. (3 credits minimum)
  • Important 2016 Program Note: Academic requirements for the 2016 cohort are subject to change.