Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies (BA)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies (BA) begins with a set of foundational courses in both the natural (biology, chemistry, and mathematics/statistics) and social sciences (economics, anthropology, government, sociology). The student then chooses from an approved list of related courses spanning disciplines, from across AU to create a course of study suited to their interests and professional goals. Graduates are prepared for employment in a broad range of fields where scientific information is applied in the development and implementation of environmental policies and procedures.

The goal of the Department of Environmental Science is to inspire and train leaders in the sustainability of our planet. The program offers rigorous and interdisciplinary curricula that are firmly grounded in the natural sciences and provide both the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make sound, rational decisions and to effectively engage in public discourse concerning current and emerging environmental issues.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science (BS)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The Environmental Science (BS) draws principally from the natural sciences, including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, mathematics, and statistics. Nine credits in the social sciences (communication and economics) are required in addition to the courses in natural sciences.

In addition to classroom work, the program provides students with training in both field and laboratory techniques applicable to the study of the natural environment. Graduates are prepared for a broad range of opportunities, from serving as a scientist for public or private environmental organizations, to professional school in health, law, or engineering, to graduate school in either natural or social sciences.

The goal of the Department of Environmental Science is to inspire and train leaders in the sustainability of our planet. The program offers rigorous and interdisciplinary curricula that are firmly grounded in the natural sciences and provide both the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make sound, rational decisions and to effectively engage in public discourse concerning current and emerging environmental issues.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Environmental Science (Minor) is available for those interested in adding breadth to their natural science or social science degree. The minor prepares students for employment in environmental research, policy, or management, or for further graduate work in the natural or social sciences.

The goal of the Department of Environmental Science is to inspire and train leaders in the sustainability of our planet. The program offers rigorous and interdisciplinary curricula that are firmly grounded in the natural sciences and provide both the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make sound, rational decisions and to effectively engage in public discourse concerning current and emerging environmental issues.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):

Offered by the Kogod School of Business, the minor in sustainability provides students with a solid understanding of sustainability as it relates to management and operations of public and private enterprises worldwide, and sensitizes them to draws on faculty resources at Kogod School of Business and other AU units and prepares students for graduate studies in sustainability and/or careers in corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and related areas.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Environmental Sustainability and Global Health

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):

Offered by the School of International Service, the concentration in environmental sustainability and global health provides students with an understanding of the consequence of environmental harm and ill health as well as work to understand the mechanisms of governance best able to respond. Students develop the intellectual and applied tools needed to simultaneously work towards a safer, saner planetary condition and healthier populations.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:

School of International Service - Global Inequality and Development (concentration). https://www.american.edu/sis/undergrad/program-details.cfm


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