Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.38 / 14.00 Tara Pisani
Assistant Professor
Earth and Envronment
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 1,556 767
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 15 2
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 108 56

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

We used courses and departments from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Connell School of Nursing, Lynch School of Education, School of Social Work, School of Theology and Ministry, The Schiller Institute for Integrated Sciences and Society, and the Woods College.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted:

We did not count separate sections or labs. Courses with multiple sections were only counted once.

There are 11 courses that are available for both undergraduates and graduates, and thus they are included in the tallies for undergraduate and graduate courses.
There are 153 courses with sustainability content
- 97 are restricted to undergraduate students
- 45 are restricted to graduate students
- 11 are available to undergraduates and graduate students.
Thus undergraduate courses with sustainability = 97 + 11 = 108
Graduate courses with sustainability = 45 + 11 = 56

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

courses are from AY20-21 (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 semesters).

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