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Bucknell University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Director, Sustainable Design Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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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):

Students can major in either environmental studies or environmental science. An interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies is offered for the student with an abiding interest in the general environmental problems faced by humans, and with special concern for their humanistic, policy, and social sciences aspects. The B.A. in Environmental Studies is a strong, broad, liberal arts degree. It also is a preparation for one of the growing numbers of environmental careers in planning, business, non-profits, law, administration, or education.The B.A. in Environmental Science is only available as a second major to students who major in biology, chemistry, or geology and therefore may be thought of as a means of adding an environmental concentration to a B.A. science degree. These three disciplines form the core of Environmental Science, and consequently the first major ensures that students have sufficient depth of knowledge in a particular area of Environmental Science. Complementing the depth a student receives from the biology, chemistry, or geology major, the B.A. in Environmental Science provides breadth across the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Managing for Sustainability

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

All organizations, from businesses to governments to civic organizations, seek to generate value with finite resources. Economic sustainability can be achieved in the long term by realigning organizational strategies to become ecologically and socially sustainable. By taking courses related to environmental study, science, human behavior, design or engineering, managing for sustainability students possess the skills, knowledge, and passion to achieve sustainable environmental, social and economic goals.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

The goal of Bucknell's civil engineering and environmental engineering department is to provide students with the educational background they'll need for their first job in engineering, yet also give them the foresight they'll need for their last engineering position. The curriculum offers courses to undergraduates in a wide range of areas, including environmental engineering and wastes treatment, transportation systems, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, and structural engineering. The program strikes a balance between modern computer applications and traditional "hands-on" engineering. News media continually report that the nation's infrastructure -- highways, ports, roads, bridges, dams, airports, public buildings, mass transit, railroads, and water management -- is in need of extensive repair and modernization. Furthermore, many countries in the world are expected to expand construction. In short, the outlook is good for the future of civil and environmental engineering. As highly skilled professionals, engineers will be in demand to plan, design, construct, and assist in the operation and maintenance of transportation systems, water resources, environmental protection systems and urban development.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Environmental Geosciences: http://www.bucknell.edu/Geology


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

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

Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies is offered for the student with an abiding interest in the general environmental problems faced by humans, and with special concern for their humanistic, policy, and social sciences aspects. The B.A. in Environmental Studies is a strong, broad, liberal arts degree. It also is a preparation for one of the growing numbers of environmental careers in planning, business, non-profits, law, administration, or education.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Development and Sustainability

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

International Relations thematic minor track program. A study of environmental and energy economics in the context of global resources and politics. The theme of sustainable development will be linked to the new realities of international relations.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Environmental Geology

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

The Environmental Geology minor requires four courses, elaborated in the URL below.


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