Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Binghamton University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sandy DeJohn
Utilities Manager / Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities
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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:

The Environmental Studies Program at Binghamton is designed to foster an understanding of the relationships of humans with the environment. The premise of environmental studies is that effective environmental policy must be based on a solid understanding of science and that scientists working on environmental problems must understand the policy and economic framework in which their science will be applied.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Geography

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

The Geography Department offers students the opportunity to study a number of contemporary programs such as physical resource development, urban decay, business geography, pollution and other human problems. Geography stresses strategies for solving locational and environmental problems. Map design, computer mapping, GIS, statistics and the use of remotely sensed data are central to the field.
The department offers six tracks within its BA program:
The General Geography curriculum encourages interdisciplinary work;
the Computer Applications in Geography specialization emphasizes computers and related automated techniques used in geographic analysis;
the Environmental Track focuses on environmental and natural resource management.
the Urban and Regional Planning Track.
the Urban Economic/Retailing Track.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Human Development BS

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

HDEV is the study of how children, adults and families change and face challenges throughout their lifespan. An HDEV degree offers preparation for careers in human services, educational settings or graduate studies working with or in:

youth and families
community organizations
social justice and advocacy
public and nonprofit service
immigration studies
counseling and social work
law and education
healthcare and medicine


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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:
Sustainability Engineering Minor

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

This is a 21-credit hour (not including prerequisites) minor degree for Engineering majors. Core courses include Introduction to Sustainable Engineering and Design, Engineering Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Development: Ecosystems for Engineers and 12 credit hours of approved elective courses.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Studies

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

Students can obtain a minor in Environmental Studies by completing six courses.

Minor Requirements
Envi 101- Environment and Man/Women: An Ecological Perspective
Envi 201- Environment and Man/Women: Physical Aspects
Envi/Phil 149 – Environmental Ethics – or Envi/Geog 239 – Environmental Planning and Policy or Envi 230 - Introduction to Environmental Policy
Two upper-division environmental studies courses
Envi 413 – Environmental Impact Analysis – or Envi 415 – Environmental Planning. Another upper-division courses in environmental studies or a relevant upper-division course taught by another department may be substituted with permission of the Program Director.


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