Erb Undergraduate Fellows


About the Program

As an Erb Institute Undergraduate Fellow, you’ll join a community dedicated to using business as a force for good. We help you dream big and design a different kind of future for yourself—one that you might not even realize is possible. Our program combines business and sustainability education inside and outside of the classroom to help you build the skills to help create a sustainable world for all.


The curricular requirements of the Erb Undergraduate Fellows program are intended to give you exposure to the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in business. You will take courses from Michigan Ross and the Program in the Environment (PitE) to customize your educational experience and develop a deeper understanding of business and sustainability. The program requires 12 credits of coursework focused on business and sustainability, to be taken from a combination of the below available courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
STRAT 400Strategies for Sustainable Development3 credits
STRAT 411The Corporation in Society3 credits
BE 401The Economics of Sustainability3 credits
ES 444Finance for Social Good3 credits
BA 445Base of the Pyramid—Business Innovation and Social Impact3 credits
EARTH 344Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences4 credits
ENVIRON 360Behavior and the Environment3 credits
ENVIRON 361Psychology of Environmental Stewardship3 credits
EARTH 380Natural Resources, Economics, and the Environment4 credits
ENVIRON 391Sustainability and the Campus4 credits
ENVIRON 417Marketing for Social Change3 credits
ENVIRON 418Leadership and Environmental Stewardship3 credits
ENVIRO 207**Sustainability and Society3 credits
ENVIRO 208**Business and the Natural Environment3 credits

** In AY 20-21 ONLY, Erb Undergraduate Fellows may apply credits earned from ENVIRON 207 and/or ENVIRON 208 toward their Undergraduate Fellows 12-credit requirement.

Connect with a member of the Erb team!

In addition to the advising resources offered at your primary school, as an Erb Undergraduate Fellow, you’ll have access to advising from the Erb Institute to help you navigate academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Find Your Community

The University of Michigan is huge, and finding your community can be challenging. As an Erb Undergraduate Fellow, you’ll join a community that shares your passion and purpose—a community that’s dedicated to positive impact. You’ll engage directly with students across the university, form friendships and work on projects together. Through it all, you’ll have a staff of seven who are dedicated to helping you navigate the business sustainability landscape.

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