Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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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:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems, exploring the interaction of environmental, economic, and social systems.

Students can pursue the following tracks within the BA in Sustainability:
Society and Sustainability
Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems
International Development and Sustainability
Sustainable Urban Dynamics


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

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

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems, exploring the interaction of environmental, economic, and social systems.

Students can pursue the following tracks within the BS in Sustainability:
Sustainable Energy, Materials, and Technology
The Economics of Sustainability
Ecosystems Sustainability


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sustainable Food Systems - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (BSSFS) program prepares students to be innovative problem solvers ready to assume a wide range of food-related careers.

Within the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food Systems, students may specialize in one of seven focus areas:
Educational Leadership: Improving food systems through education
Procurement: Developing sustainable supply chains
Global Engagement: Making change through food and agriculture on a global scale
Public Health and Nutrition: Bettering lives through food and health
Business and Innovation: Finding solutions in entrepreneurship and agribusiness
Policy and Governance: Changemaking through public policy and organizing
Ecosystem Services: Managing natural resources for food production


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

BS in Applied Biological Sciences (Sustainable Horticulture Concentration) - College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TSABSUBS/undergrad/false

BSE in Civil Engineering (Sustainable Engineering Concentration) – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESCEESUBSE/undergrad/false

BS in Public Service & Public Policy (Sustainability Concentration) – College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPPAFSBS/undergrad/false

BS in Tourism Development and Management (Sustainable Tourism Concentration) - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPTDMSBS/undergrad/false

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability Concentration) - College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
https://cisa.asu.edu/bis-concentrations/2019-20/sustainability

BA in Business (Sustainability) - W.P. Carey School of Business
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/BABUSSBA/undergrad/false


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:
Minor in Sustainability - ASU/School of Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The 18-credit minor in sustainability allows students from many areas of study to explore the challenges of sustainability and how it may be used to develop solutions to pressing issues at local and global levels. The minor fosters understanding about what determines the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies in different environments. The minor is intended to draw from and supplement any major in the university.


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

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

The transdisciplinary certificate program in energy and sustainability examines current energy systems and what would be required to create a sustainable energy future. Students begin with an overview of how energy affects peoples' lives, the basic science and methods of energy production, and a full overview of energy policy options. Students then select additional energy courses from across many disciplines, depending on their specific interests.

An understanding of energy is increasingly important for jobs related to environmental quality, national security and the efficient functioning of cities. This program helps students enhance their understanding of the methods by which energy is generated and distributed as well as the associated sustainability issues. Students analyze social and policy dimensions of energy systems and infrastructure, and they may tailor the certificate around their unique interests in energy with a variety of electives representing a broad array of academic disciplines. The breadth of their energy knowledge is enriched by taking courses outside their primary area of study.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Certificate in Food System Sustainability - School of Sustainability

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

Food systems are particularly important for human societies to sustain; however, these systems are particularly vulnerable to multiple threats. Many students from a wide variety of disciplines are interested in food systems, especially as food and sustainability become increasingly relevant issues to employers in fields across the public and private sectors.

This certificate program in sustainable food systems allows students to take advantage of the diversity of courses offered that address challenges to food system sustainability. It encourages students to cover a breadth of topics and perspectives related to food system issues while providing the opportunity to focus on particular skills and approaches suitable for their career paths, which can range from agriculture to marketing and retail to policy or ethics. This program offers an innovative and exciting approach to the challenges of food system sustainability.

The knowledge, competencies and skills students will have upon completion of this certificate include the ability to identify food system drivers, activities, actors and outcomes at different spatial scales and the capacity to assess the primary social, economic and environmental drivers and outcomes associated with food system sustainability challenges.

Students also acquire the ability to apply one or more of the following analytical skills or approaches to the development of food system sustainability solutions: cultural and social analysis, alternative agricultural design and practice, analysis of biophysical processes and environmental services, urban planning and policy, marketing and entrepreneurial development, sustainability assessment, and consumer preference and behavior.


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

Certificate in Biomimicry - School of Sustainability
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/SUBMYCERT/undergrad/true?init=false&nopassive=true

Minor in Sustainable Tourism - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPTDMSMIN/undergrad/true

Minor in Environmental and Resource Management - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESERMMIN/undergrad/true

Certificate in Environmental Education - Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TEEVEDCERT/undergrad/true

Certificate in Environmental Humanities - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LAENHCERT/undergrad/true


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source:
Lisa Murphy
Director, Academic Services, School of Sustainability

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