Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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Bowdoin College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Three convictions guide the design of Bowdoin's coordinate environmental studies major. First, students' academic foundation should be both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary, fostering an integrated understanding. Second, it should encompass perspectives from the curriculum's three broad divisions - humanities, natural science, and social science. Third, it should offer abundant opportunities for students to supplement their academic learning with experiences outside the classroom, helping them to discover their vocations, acquire
practical skills, form lifelong habits, and develop networks of relationships. In order to complete the major, students are required to take 9 environmental science courses. Three out of the nine courses are concentration electives; for every student, each of the three electives must follow either a history, economic or natural science discipline. Additionally, students must take two introductory courses, the Perspectives in Environmental Science course, the Environment and Culture in North American History course, a social science core course (displayed on website), and a senior seminar.


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

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental Studies Program - minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The minor consists of five courses: Environmental Studies 101, two courses at the intermediate level or higher, one of which should be in the disciplinary area outside a student's major, and two core courses in the disciplinary area


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