Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.79
Liaison Peter Schulze
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Austin College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kelby Archer
Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Major in environmental studies. Requires broad coursework in environmental fields across the college. Requires a minimum of 10 courses, but more often 11, including a minimum of two science courses and three policy courses plus Fundamentals of Environmental Studies and a capstone course, The Decision Process. Students typically take courses from all three divisions of the college, science, social sciences, and humanities, including ecology, environmental ethics, and environmental economics.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Minor in environmental studies, requiring a minimum of five undergraduate courses including courses from at least two of the college's divisions (science, social sciences, humanities). Students often include courses from all three divisions. Coursework includes Fundamentals of Environmental Studies (intro), Environmental Policy (upper level) at at least three additional courses.


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