Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Jennifer Foley
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Boston College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tara Pisani
Assistant Professor
Earth and Envronment
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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 provides students with an understanding of the issues facing our planet as we strive to develop paths toward a sustainable future, from perspectives in the social and natural sciences, arts, and the humanities. The Environmental Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major to students interested in perspectives on sustainability from faculty and courses across the university. The major offers two thematic concentrations: Food and Water Sustainability and Climate Change and Societal Adaptation; and four disciplinary concentrations: Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and History.


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

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

The field of Environmental Geoscience is interdisciplinary and evolving. This bachelor of science program serves as an excellent major for students who wish to concentrate in the scientific aspects of sustainability, including those who might not be looking toward professional careers as scientists. Many Environmental Geoscience students go on to graduate work in environmental law, environmental policy, or sustainability studies. Students majoring in Environmental Geoscience should work out their programs closely with a departmental advisor to insure both breadth and depth in this subject area.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, 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, 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:

The Environmental Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor to students interested in perspectives on sustainability from faculty and courses across the university. The Environmental Studies minor uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the science and policy of the Earth’s environmental challenges and is designed to complement any undergraduate major.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Managing for Social Impact

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

The interdisciplinary minor in Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good seeks to provide Boston College undergraduate students with a well-defined, interdisciplinary program of study focused on analyzing the multifaceted social impacts of local and global organizations. Students in this minor will explore the personal and professional challenges of managing corporate, non-profit and public sector organizations in ways that foster the public good.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Faith, Peace, and Justice

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

The Faith, Peace and Justice minor offers students the opportunity to explore, in an interdisciplinary manner, how their own serious questions about faith, peace and justice are related to concrete work for peace and justice in our world.


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