Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
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California Polytechnic State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Management and Protection

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The purpose of environmental management and protection is the sustainable management of environmental resources to balance uses and values for current and future generations. Because environmental problems arise from human demands on the environment, solutions must focus on the human dimension of the ecosystem. Thus, environmental management is the management of both people and resources to attain human goals while protecting environmental values in order to sustain natural systems.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
City and Regional Planning

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

The City and Regional Planning Department (CRP) promotes sustainable and diverse communities within cultural and human systems. CRP faculty provide an interdisciplinary professional planning education based on a learn-by-doing approach, community outreach, and applied research to help communities aspire for better, livable places.


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

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

The Civil Engineering Program
The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to prepare its students for successful careers in civil engineering by providing a high-quality, practice-oriented education that emphasizes design project experiences, "hands-on" laboratory activities, and teamwork.

The Civil Engineering Program's faculty, in consultation with engineering practitioners and alumni, have developed five educational objectives to support the program mission. The educational objectives represent the goals that we have for our graduates after they leave Cal Poly. The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering Program are as follows:

- Successfully perform engineering functions in Civil Engineering practice.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively with industry professionals, decision-makers and community members.
- Work in an ethical and professional manner to positively impact society and the environment in a regional, national and global context.
- Pursue life-long learning and service to the profession through continuing education opportunities, professional organizations, leadership, graduate degrees and/or other certification.
- Progress toward professional licensure.


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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Sustainable Environments

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

The Sustainable Environments minor educates students within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) in the principles and various aspects of sustainable environmental design with global, regional and local perspectives and concepts. It provides students with the knowledge and abilities needed to integrate concerns for ecology, social equity and economics within the context of human and natural resource systems and the built environment.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainable Agriculture

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

A minor in Sustainable Agriculture is open to all Cal Poly students. In it, students approach modern agricultural problems from a holistic perspective, emphasizing agricultural planning integrated with ecological principles. Through experience in sustainable agricultural practices, students learn about farming in the context of an agro-ecosystem: a system whose processes and relationships can be manipulated to allow production with fewer adverse environmental impacts and external inputs. Students develop knowledge and skills involving holistic management, crop production, and adaptive decision-making in a hands-on environment.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Social Sustainability

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

Social Sustainability (degree area of emphasis)
This emphasis area challenges students to conceptualize, understand and analyze issues of sustainability from social, cultural, and environmental perspectives. It reflects the idea that long-term sustainability requires attention to social equity, cultural preservation, and economic development as well as to environmental stewardship.


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