Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
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Boston University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephen Ellis
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sustainability@BU
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
M.A. in Energy and Environment

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The professional master’s degree in Energy & Environment provides a professional training degree for the student with an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, or engineering. This program prepares students for professional opportunities in energy-related fields by employers in the private sector (e.g. consulting companies, electric utilities), the government sector (e.g. Energy Information Administration, public utility commissions) and nongovernmental organizations (e.g. Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. NEEP).


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
M.A. in International Relations and Environmental Policy

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

The International Relations & Environmental Policy (IREP) joint degree program offers students a dynamic opportunity to explore the intersection of international affairs and environmental issues through combined study in international relations and environmental science. Students divide their coursework between the Department of International Relations and the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (CEES).


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
M.A. in Global Development Economics

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

The Global Development Economics (GDE) program is designed for those seeking rigorous training in economics supplemented by training in the related disciplines of politics, international relations, public health, and environmental issues. The GDE provides an intensive three-semester program combining a strong foundation in economics with development policy training. In addition to the economics core, the GDE includes a set of economics elective courses which focus on various aspects of development issues and the global economy. Candidates for the GDE also join students from the GDP program in taking courses in Governance and Political Economy, Environment and Development, International Public Health, and a capstone seminar.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Certificate in Applied Sustainability

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

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability is a unique interdisciplinary look at what it takes to make urban and economic development compatible with the natural environment. Taught by Metropolitan College faculty from the departments of Applied Social Sciences, Administrative Sciences, and Computer Science, coursework guides students through the foundations of ecology; current theories of sustainability; methods for optimizing energy and land use; building management techniques; the politics, law, and economics of the global green movement; and the relationship between IT and the consumption of resources.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Energy and Sustainability

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

Leveraging exciting research and industry projects at BU, the Energy and Sustainability certificate program is designed to develop graduate-level expertise in a variety of areas: solar energy, sustainable power systems, green manufacturing and more. An important global societal, business and technology arena, this certificate program combines key engineering skills with access to interrelated disciplines in management, policy, environmental science, and economics.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Certificate in Environmental Hazard Assessment (when pursuring an MA in Public Health)

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

This certificate provides students with state of the art practice tools for understanding and evaluating the toxicology and health effects of environmental hazards and the risks associated with exposure. Students collect primary environmental data and, learn methods for assessing exposure to environmental hazards, and will be introduced to geographic mapping techniques for understanding relationships and patterns in exposure and disease (GIS).


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Concentration in Energy and Environmental Sustainability (when studying toward an MBA in Questrom School of Business)
http://questromworld.bu.edu/gradcenter/mba/concentrations/ees/

Graduate Certificate in Biogeoscience
http://www.bu.edu/academics/grs/programs/biology/biogeoscience/


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