Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date June 6, 2019
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Bryant University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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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.S. Global Environmental Studies*

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Bryant's MSGES qualifies graduates with technical backgrounds to understand and address international challenges from a sustainable systems perspective, and prepares those with business backgrounds to develop intervention skills for dealing with environmental management problems.

Students work directly with research faculty in a multidisciplinary department, to develop skill sets and perspectives that can be valuable in different professional settings.

One graduate of this program is completing a PhD at a research institute in Holland modeling climate change scenarios, a second graduate is employed at Hanna Instruments in Rhode Island, where she designs instrument applications for customers and trains new employees worldwide, while a third graduate has assumed a leadership role in a municipal Parks & Recreation Department. A current student oversees a large watershed protection program and has led a major statewide citizen response to the siting of an electrical generating facility in a rural location in northern Rhode Island. in northern Rhode Island. Three graduates have earned a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Sustainable Practices.


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The MSGES program will be discontinued after the current students complete their studies (scheduled for 2021).


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 of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Sustainability Practices

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

Bryant's CGS in Sustainability Practices is designed to serve professionals with technical backgrounds to understand and address international challenges from a sustainable systems perspective or to serve recently matriculated undergraduates with entry skills for dealing with environmental management challenges or addressing climate change realities (coastal resiliency, forest protection, renewable energy implementation, etc.). The program encompasses a global perspective. Certificate students complete an in-depth project, either as part of a research course, or as a community or university project.

Three individuals have been awarded a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Sustainable Practices.


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